It's the time of year when all we want to do is stay cozy inside and wear our fleece PJ's and watch Christmas movies with a cup of coffee in hand ( at least thats my ideal winter day)! But of course this time of year leaves minimal time for lounging with the ten million holiday functions to go to and prepare for. 'Tis the season for festive cocktail parties and group dinners! Each occassion calls for a different dress code based on who you're celebrating with. The last thing you want to have to worry about on-top of gift-buying and keeping up with the every-day routines, is finding the perfect trendy outfit to wow you friends/co-workers/ family/ or date this holiday season! I've rounded up some go-to looks for three possible party circumstances that make outfit planning a little bit easier.
A Night out with Co-workers
For a night-out with co-workers try and keep it simple and chic! Leather has been a HUGE trend this year and is getting even more popular this winter season! I used the leather trend in a work-appropriate way with a high-waisted a-line leather skirt and paired it with a tie-neck bouse (another upcoming trend for the season). Pairing it with other neutral accessories and shoes helps tie in the chic, cool-girl look you have going. I grabbed an oversized clutch with a black sparkly detail (have to be a little festive), some ankle strap heels, and fun statement earrings to finish off the look. Adding a minimal pop of color like the oh so popular blush and wine hues of season, gives it the perfect extra touch to make sure youll have a stand-out outfit! At the bottom of the page I've featured some items that would be perfect to help you complete this same look.
The Family Gathering
My favorite thing about the holidays is the big family gathering when you get to see everyone together for the first time in a while and you get to swap gifts, eat the BEST food, and laugh at old crazy family memories. Even though these are people that would love you the same if you showed up in sweat-pants, you want to show the family you've got it all together (or are at least pretending to) with an adorable classic outfit thats on trend and family appropriate. There's no better time to try out a tulle skirt than the holidays and this outfit is a perfect way to wear it! Since the family-gathering usually involves heavy amounts of food, this outfit allows plenty of room to fully enjoy your favorite family dishes. For a warmer option pair the skirt with a long sleeve turleneck like the one I included at the bottom of the page! To finish off the look I kept the same accessories as the last outfit and swapped drop earrings for some smaller blush-colored ones. This outfit won't make you compromise your comfort and will definitely place you as the family fashionista for the night!
The Holiday GNO (or date night)
Whether you're single or dating someone theres always the special "holiday night out" you take with your girlfriends or significant other! This is the perfect night to wear something that makes you feel extra hot while you have a fun dinner, most likely followed by a trip to the bars. I LOVE a Little Red Dress for the holiday season to mix up my staples and add a little color. I've had this one for 2 years now and it has been the perfect go-to on nights out when I didn't know what to wear! Throwing on a cool leather jacket over it to give the look a perfect edginess that balances out the bright red. Throw in an animal print contrast with either your shoes or clutch and you've got a hot little outfit for your holiday date night or girl's night out! I've included a couple options below for some cute red dresses I've found and a fab pair of animal print booties!
The holidays are always such a whirl wind with the many occassions and gatherings we have to attend! Hopefully these outfit ideas and tips helped you with any "what do I wear" dillemmas this holiday season! Below I've included some items I think would be perfect to help you complete these looks! (if you want to shop the item just click the image to be re-directed to the website)