3 Ways to Wear Black Denim for the Holidays

I love the holidays– there are all sorts of fun events to attend– performances, parties, visiting santa, seeing Christmas lights, getting together with friends, etc.

Some of these events require a fancy outfit, but most of them (at least for me!) don’t require anything too dressed up & I just want to look nice but not be decked out. When I’m looking to elevate an outfit, I usually turn to the color black. It’s classic & always comes through for me.

I put together these three outfits with black denim & I think they’re the perfect amount of “dressed up” but not fancy. I’m wearing skinny jeans but you could also do straight legs, flares, mom jeans, or whatever style fits what you like best!

Almost everything I am wearing in this post is older (my long duster cardigan, black sweater, and necklace are the only linkable items) so I will link similar options if you’d like to use these outfits as inspiration. Alternatively, if you shop your closet I’m sure you could put together some great outfit combos as well!

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I love this outfit because it is elevated by wearing a velvet cami. Velvet is a GREAT fabric choice for winter & definitely makes anything feel a bit fancier. Of course, where I live you definitely need a sweater this time a year & I feel like the duster cardigan is a bit fancier than a shorter cardigan. (below, I linked a velvet cami that is more scoop necked & comes in multiple colors– the green & the burgundy are also gorgeous choices!)

A pop of red is always a good choice for the holidays! I chose to add it in with a sweater but you could also choose to do a pop of color with your shoes instead. Alternatively, you could do a green sweater if that’s more your color!

All black is always a favorite (and I have an all black for the holidays outfit guide post in the works!) & the addition of an off-shoulder sweater adds just a touch of appeal! The balloon sleeves on this sweater also make it dressier & more fun.

To dress up each of these outfits I wore my black velvet heels with an ankle strap. You could definitely switch them out for flats or booties too!


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