Casual Holiday Style Inspiration: Festive Sweaters

I’ve had a lot of requests for more casual holiday style this year, and I get you. My life is pretty casual too. I always like to have a festive sweater in my closet that I can throw on with jeans and feel instantly dressed up and holiday ready.

So today I’m sharing an outfit I put together with just that kind of sweater… and I’m also rounding up a bunch of other fun options at a variety of price points for your casual holiday outfit inspiration!

Casual Holiday Style: Shimmer Sweater with Black Jeans and Pumps

This shimmer v-neck sweater from LOFT pretty much the definition of casual holiday style. It has a relaxed fit, a modest v-neck, and just a touch of shimmer. The metallic bronze color is a bit unexpected but still holiday-appropriate.

In a see of red and black, this sweater will set you apart without making you stand out… if that makes sense.

This sweater is 27″ long, so not as short as some sweaters this season. I left mine untucked because I thought it looked best with the ribbed split hem, but you could give it a front-tuck if you want to make it shorter.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing LOFT Shimmer V-Neck Sweater

It runs true to size (I’m wearing my usual LOFT small, for reference) and it’s currently 40% off!

I went with a bold earring and wore a simple necklace, but I actually think I’d like this sweater better with more of a statement necklace… the things I notice when I look at my outfit pictures.

This is why I say to take pictures of your outfits and then compare them. For some reason, you see things in pictures that you may not see in the mirror.

I paired this sweater with black jeans and pumps, but you could totally wear it with blue jeans and booties or flats if you wanted to dress it down some.

Rather than a clutch, I carried a luxe leather shoulder bag, because when I go to a friend’s house or a casual event, I usually want to carry more things than a clutch can handle. Either works, it just depends on your needs and preferences.

I realize the price tag on this bag is steep, but it does go on sale. I got mine for 30% off during the Tory Burch Fall Event, and it’s an elegant and timeless bag that I hope to have for many years.

This is how I like to do casual holiday style. I’d wear this outfit wear out to dinner with friends during holiday season, to Christmas events at church, and even for New Year’s Eve! It would also work for more casual office parties.

Casual Holiday Style: Shimmer Sweater with Black Jeans and Pumps

Outfit Details:

shimmer sweater // similar jeans (option) // similar pumps // earrings // similar necklace // shoulder bag (option)

Shop More Festive Sweaters

FYI: All LOFT sweaters are 40% off today; and White House Black Market has free shipping on orders over $100. Plus, I was able to get 40% off my WHBM order this morning with code 61059.

I believe it’s for VIP members only, but it’s free to join their VIP program, and you always get an additional 5% off your purchases with that membership, so I highly recommend it.

Many of the sweaters below come in more colors than what is shown here, so be sure to click through to see all your options!

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photos: Alison Cornell