Holidays at Home: Two Ways to Wear Velvet Jeans

Happy Tuesday, friends! I hope your week is off to a good start. I’ve finally got my holiday shopping done, and I’m thinking ahead about what to wear as we celebrate the season quietly at home this year.

We usually spend Christmas morning alone, so that’s nothing new, but we won’t have the typical holiday parties and gatherings we normally do. That said, we will probably be seeing some friends and family members in small groups, and I want to look comfortable but festive.

As I was prepping for this post with Ann Taylor, these velvet skinny jeans caught my eye, and I knew they were the answer. I’m wearing my true size 6 in the toasted taupe, and they also come in curvy and petite styles. (Oh, and they’re marked down to $35 today!)

I love how you get the luxe sheen of velvet along with the comfort of jeans — perfect for this year’s unconventional holiday gatherings, and you can wear them right into the new year as well.

First, I styled them with this cozy ivory lace up sweater. In addition to the fun lace-up detail at the neck, it has trendy balloon sleeves, and it’s really soft and cozy. There is no wool content listed, so it shouldn’t irritate sensitive skin.

This sweater is shorter in length with a split hem, so you can leave it untucked, which I prefer with the high rise jeans. It also comes in grey, and it runs true to size. I’m wearing the small.

I accessorized this first look with pearlized pave ball stud earrings. I love a pair of oversized studs — they’re just so classy, and the glittery pave accents make them a little extra special for holiday.

My second look is a little more dressed up. I paired the same velvet skinnies with a shimmery open cardigan and lace trim tank.

Unfortunately, the cardigan has sold out, but this one is similar, or this shorter style would work too.

This tank is a wardrobe staple that I know I’m going to get lots of wear out of all year ’round, and it makes the perfect base layer under a shimmery cardigan.

I love the wide, bra-friendly straps and feminine lace trim. Plus, it’s lined, so there’s no show through.

This tank also comes in ivory, and they have both regular and petite sizes available. I’m wearing the small, for reference.

And this time I’m wearing these pave star earrings for a little extra glam.

Aren’t these so much fun!?! They’re quite a bit larger than the earrings I normally wear, but I love them for holiday.

Even if our holidays are quieter and more subdued this year, I still plan to glam up a bit for the occasion.

How about you? Going glam or the comfort route? You can have the best of both worlds with these looks! Be sure to use code GIFTMORE to save up to 60% off your purchase.

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