There is something extra special about dressing up for the holidays. Whether you have a fancy party, a big work event, or you just want to dress up for Christmas Eve service or a New Year’s Eve spent at home, putting on something a bit dressier than usual adds to the holiday magic.
To up the fancy-factor for the holidays, I’ve (unintentionally) geared towards black, white and gold. I’ve pulled already-owned items to go with newer pieces for five looks for holiday parties. Hopefully these outfits will inspire party outfit choices for you this season!
HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK ONE
Festive skirt + sleek black turtleneck + opaque tights and heels is a classic (see this post for more skirt outfit ideas). I found this skirt at Target and you’ll be surprised at what the fabric feels like. It’s stretchy, super thick and very comfortable. (I can’t find the link online, but I just bought it a few days ago, so it should be in your store).
HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK TWO
For the more casual event … I paired a favorite pair of slightly distressed skinny jeans with a silk blouse with the prettiest ruffles along the front and down the arms. Add some heels and that’s it!
I wore this exact outfit for Thanksgiving with my family and my little (and much more fashionable) sister excitedly complimented my ensemble and said, ” Cute! Can we wear pointy heels again?”. Since I’m not so on top of fashion, I didn’t even know they went out :) I say, yes. Yes, we can wear pointy heels.
HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK THREE
Sometimes wearing pants is just the right choice and I like pairing cropped classic black pants with a pretty shirt and sparkly necklace to dress them up.
HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK FOUR
For a big dose of holiday sparkle, this sequin pencil skirt is perfect. You could go all out and pair it with a fancier top (maybe something little and black?), but I like the juxtaposition of a classic white button down with the sequins. It could be cute with a white tee shirt and flats, too.
HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK FIVE
I am always drawn to an a-line shift dress and fell for this one fast with it’s funky geometric pattern. If your weather does not permit bare legs, just add opaque tights.
So there we are. Five looks for holiday parties. I hope you enjoy this season of celebrating and feel inspired to shop your closet and add in a piece or two to fancy up your wardrobe.
Happy Party Season!