Holiday Outfits for Every Occasion

Kastle Waserman
by Kastle Waserman

The holidays are upon us, and that means events galore. From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve it feels like a sprint to the finish to get to all the parties, shopping events, and work and family gatherings. So, you need outfits!


If you’re stumped about what to wear. Here are some outfit ideas for different occasions.

Dress Up Party Outfit

Evening holiday and new year events call for a dressier look. A fit-and-flare dress with a cinched waist and full skirt is always a great cocktail party look that will make you the belle of the ball. Since it’s usually cold outside when these parties roll around, look for a sweater or shrug with a little sparkle embroidery to keep you warm once you take your big overcoat off. For your legs, nude pantyhose actually work wonders for warmth without adding bulk. You can also double them up, and nobody will know! See my previous article for more sneaky ways to add warm layers without bulk.  Shop sparkle shrug.

Holiday Color Separates and Accessories

If your event is casual and you want to dress festive but subtle, just look for separates in your wardrobe in holiday colors. A red top or skirt says “Christmas” in a simple way. Add some holiday-themed jewelry, such as a wreath brooch or a poinsettia hair flower, and you have a party look that’s easy and comfortable.  Shop holiday jewelry.

Ugly Christmas Sweater

Oh the ugly sweater theme never seems to go away. You undoubtedly get invited to this type of party every year, usually for a work or networking event to make everyone look silly and break the ice. I decided to only partially commit to the ugly sweater idea by getting a Christmas-themed vintage sweater vest. A full ugly sweater feels too hot and cumbersome for me to wear, but a vest can look more sleek, still hits the theme and puts a little different spin on it. Plus, you can take it off and tuck it in your bag if you’re going somewhere else that day.  Shop ugly Christmas sweaters (if you must!)


Now that you have some ideas for holiday outfits, which one will you be wearing?


See more of my looks in the  Stiletto City blog and my  Instagram page.

 

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