3 Holiday Outfits For Every Dress Code
Deck your closets with put-together and party-ready ensembles. The holiday season is in full force and you’ll need a dazzling outfit for every event on your social calendar. If you don’t want to spend what would otherwise be gifting dollars on your wardrobe, stick to just a few looks that you can repurpose for your various events. Besides those few and far between black tie occasions, these three outfits—one casual, one dressier, and one cocktail—should do the trick for everything you’re attending this season. Go casual for Christmas pageants, cookie swaps, and the office Secret Santa party. Step your game up for holiday dinner parties, evening Christmas parties, and celebratory cocktails. And when the affair—benefit balls to New Year’s Eve parties—calls for cocktail attire, turn heads. If you haven’t already figured how to do just that, check out these three looks for a little bit of holiday fashion inspiration.
Casual Holiday Party
When you want to look put-together, but don’t need to get too dressed up, our go-to is waxed colored denim. The wax coating elevates jeans and in a burgundy hue, you’ll be aptly dressed for the season. Pair with a cozy sweater, metallic loafers, and a statement necklace for a look that laidback yet polished. It’s the perfect look for the kid’s school play, a Thursday afternoon office party or even your girlfriend's’ cookie swap.
Waxed Skinny Belle Jeans, $59.99; mango.com
Embossed Polka-dot Sweater, $49.99; mango.com
Top Shop Crystal Collar Necklace, $30; nordstrom.com
Qupid Metallic Pointy Toe Loafers, $24; charlotterusse.com
Dressy Holiday Party
For dinner parties, and other evening outings that require a higher-level formality in the dress code, go with a no-fail black jumpsuit. If you don’t already own one of these immensely versatile outfits, we recommend going out and buying one right away. It can be dressed up or down, and seems to be just right for any occasion. For a slightly dressier one, pair with a cocktail ring, cozy shawl, and suede pumps.
Cocktail Holiday Party
Take your cocktail look to the next level with this pleated velvet dress. The rich color that falls somewhere between olive green and gold, making it perfectly festive for all your holiday parties. Opt for a strappy sandal, a sparkly chandelier earring, and a box clutch to finish your look.