** This post is sponsored by Talbots.
The holidays are fast approaching, and the requests are already rolling in for holiday outfit inspiration. Today I’m partnering with Talbots to share two classic festive looks for the upcoming holiday party season.
The first outfit features this gorgeous Woven Sleeve V-Neck Pullover. Mixed media styles are having a moment right now, and I love how this top combines the comfort of a sweater with the elegance of a blouse. It almost looks like a layered look.
This festive top pairs perfectly with their Sparkle Knit Wide Leg Pants, which are right on trend, and I tucked the blouse in an attempt to highlight my waist and keep the proportions of the outfit in check.
Because they’re a knit fabric, these pants are very comfortable, and I love the sleek hidden side-zip closure. Both the top and pants run true to size, or size down if in between. I’m wearing the small and the size 6, respectively.
These satin kitten heel pumps with the subtle bow detail also play into the current trends, and I love the low heel for comfort and walkability. They have a memory foam footbed, and they run true to size.
I accessorized this modern classic holiday look with sterling silver snowflake studs for some sparkle and shine near my face, and I carried a black leather clutch, although I wish I’d thought to grab this festive rhinestone embellished velvet clutch. It would be the perfect final touch.
I love how this outfit is both comfortable and chic, and it leans into the current trends in a sophisticated way.
This lace dress is another nice option for the holidays and beyond. It’s definitely something you could wear year ’round, for a variety of events.
It’s the perfect just-above-the-knee length, and the back has a really pretty cut-out detail. It’s fully lined with a scalloped hemline, and I feel like it runs a bit big. I’m in the size 6, and it’s still a little roomy.
This time, I wore a pair of suede slingback kitten heels with a sparkly embellished bow on the toe.
I really like this slingback style; I feel like they’re a little more interesting than the plainer satin pumps, and the sparkly bow adds some bling to the otherwise black outfit.
I always get asked about what to wear over a sleeveless dress for a winter event, and this velvet trim shrug is the perfect solution.
I’m so glad to see shrugs and short cardigans coming back into vogue, and this actually offers a good bit of warmth, as I discovered when I removed it to take pictures of the dress on its own. Brrr….
The velvet trim keeps it looking holiday-appropriate, and the 3/4-length sleeves allow you to showcase any arm candy, perhaps this crystal stretch bracelet.
I meant to wear the snowflake earrings with this outfit, as well, and I also think that velvet clutch would make the perfect finishing touch to this classic holiday look.
From holiday parties to cozy gatherings and everything in between, Talbots has so many options to make getting dressed for your seasonal events effortlessly chic in their modern classic style.
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photos: Alison Cornell