Many of you have said you have a lot of casual events this holiday season, so I’m rounding up several holiday outfits with bluejeans!
This is my favorite way to do holiday style. Keep it casual and comfortable, but level it up a bit with shoes and accessories… and maybe some sparkle. In this first look, I took a pretty blouse and paired it with dark wash jeans.
These jeans are the AG Mari, and I’m wearing the 28, but they do fit snug in the waist. I’m in between sizes on this style.
This blouse is the CeCe brand, which you can find at Nordstrom and Macy’s. It’s fairly affordable, and the fabric is just a plain polyester/crepe, but the details on the sleeves make it special. I’m wearing the Claret Red, which I can’t seem to find on the website, but here’s a link to all of the CeCe tie sleeve tops at Nordstrom.
I actually wore this blouse to church on Sunday with black pants, but I like how the jeans give it a more relaxed vibe, even in this saturated wash.
Instead of my typical booties or flats, I went with a pair of metallic pumps, and then I added statement earrings and a metallic clutch. These earrings are from Stella & Dot, and I love the mix of gold and black. They’re very lightweight too. I also carried a box clutch in a metallic gold hue. This one is similar.
If you want a more casual vibe, try pairing an everyday sweater with a lighter pair of denim, like this look I created for Macy’s.
This is when accessories really matter. I would definitely add a pair of big statement earrings to this look for a holiday party. The shoes might work for a very casual event, but block heel pumps would be even better.
Here’s a similar look, and yes, these are grey jeans, but you could do this with blue jeans. I pulled this look from last year because this sweater is still in stock, and I like how it shows an everyday sweater with more blingy earrings. (Click on the silver color; these are in stock, even though it initially looks like they aren’t.)
And this look shows blue jeans with a grey sweater and ankle boots. I was headed out to dinner with the family on Christmas Eve, but if I’d been going to a party, I would have worn more festive earrings, like this pair from J.Crew. I have these, and they’re really pretty with shades of grey and beige.
And here’s yet another look from a couple years ago. This shimmery sweater is old, but you could do this same look with the Free People San Vincent in the Silver Sapphire.
This is actually a sneak peek to an outfit I’m sharing next week, but it’s perfect for this post, so I’m throwing it in here. I love black and denim together any time of year, but it definitely works for the holidays. And these are the suede knee boots I linked to above. There are more sizes at Nordstrom, but not on sale.
Alternatively, you can put a dressy top with an everyday pair of jeans, like this sequin flutter sleeve top from LOFT.
In this case, I would prefer black suede pumps or even a strappy sandal, weather permitting. I wish I’d at least tried this with my new suede boots. For some reason, suede looks dressier to me than leather. And of course, this look needs jewelry, but you get the idea.
This velvet top is also from LOFT, and it has better inventory at the moment. I really love a velvet and denim combo. In this case, I would definitely add statement earrings and a pair of strappy sandals.
Here are some more festive tops and sweaters you can wear to holiday parties this season with bluejeans, or even black jeans or pants for a more elevated look and feel.
Festive Tops & Sweaters
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photos: Alison Cornell