I’ve had a lot of requests for holiday outfit ideas recently, so now that the stores have released their holiday attire, I thought I’ld share some of my favorite pieces to inspire your outfit planning.
Whether you’re going to an office party, heading to a neighbor’s house, meeting up with your girlfriends, or spending time with family, I’ve linked a bunch of items that will work for a variety of events this holiday season.
Also, I wanted to give you a heads-up that Nordstrom is now doing an additional 25% off select sale styles, in addition to their 3X Points for Nordy Club members! The 3X points is running through Sunday, 11/13, and the additional 25% off goes through Monday, 11/14. Shop all my top picks in THIS POST!
Okay, on to holiday style… I know you all prefer when I actually wear the clothes, but for today’s post, I put together a few collage images so I could show more options. I did order some of these for upcoming try-on hauls and potential photo shoots, so stay tuned!
What Colors to Wear for the Holidays
Plum & Burgundy
When browsing the latest arrivals from places like Nordstrom, Loft, and Evereve, I noticed a lot of plum and burgundy, but they aren’t necessarily wearing it with black or grey, which is what I tend to do. This year, we’re seeing a lot of monochromatic looks with other shades in the same color family. I love this fresh take on holiday style!
My Favorite Plum & Burgundy Finds:
When you’re wanting to look extra glam, sequins are the way to go, and they are everywhere this season. From New Year’s Eve parties to winter concerts, you may be surprised by how many occasions you can find to wear sequins.
My Favorite Sequin Finds:
If you prefer a more understated but elegant look and tend to feel like a disco ball when you wear sequins, try wearing metallics. You can often get more wear out of these throughout the year than other traditional holiday pieces. Metallic shoes, in particular, are appropriate all year ’round.
My Favorite Metallic Finds:
Plaid and Tartan
When you think of the holidays, many automatically think of plaid/tartan, and I think the brand that does it best is J.Crew. They’re currently doing 40% off for Friends & Family, so be sure you’re a J.Crew Passport member; it’s free to join.)
Since you’ll typically only be wearing this for a month or two, I would recommend more budget-friendly plaid pieces that won’t break the bank. J.Crew Factory is great for that, and they currently have everything marked 50% off!
My Favorite Plaid Finds:
Traditional Green or Red
If you aren’t afraid of color, go bold and bright in red or green. There are ways to do this without looking like a Christmas tree. Look for darker versions of the color and updated silhouettes like the ones I’ve linked below. Also, avoid pairing red with black. It almost always looks dated and a little frumpy. Instead, try winter white or grey or even a dark wash denim can work for more casual events.
My Favorite Green and/or Red Finds:
Other Holiday Party Finds
- This vegan leather moto jacket from Evereve can be worn both now and later. It includes a removable faux fur vest that can be worn on the inside or outside of the jacket or on its own.
- Already have a top but need a pair of pants? This coated pair will level up any cozy sweater, and they’re also the perfect complement to more formal fabrications like sequins and velvet.
- If you don’t like to dress up and prefer to be comfy and cozy, add this funnel pullover to your cart.
- Ann Taylor is doing 50% off one piece and 40% off the rest of your order, and they have tons of gorgeous holiday pieces you can mix and match with what you have in your closet, like this rose gold sequin top, this gorgeous red tie neck blouse, and this grey velvet wrap top. And how lovely is this shimmer pleated midi skirt?
My Favorite Holiday Outfits: Tops, Dresses, Shoes, and More
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