Five Holiday Outfit Trends

Kastle W
by Kastle W

It’s that time of year when holiday events and new year’s eve fill out the calendar with a wealth of activities. As we start learning to live with the pandemic and safer ways to socialize, gatherings are back with a vengeance. People want to get out and get dressed up. Here are some classic holiday fashion trends to get you in the spirit.

Red Plaid

Nothing says Christmastime like red plaid. Bonus points if it’s a red and green tartan plaid. It’s a classic print and easily found. You can wear one spotlight piece such as a red plaid skirt or go head-to-toe with a red plaid dress and matching ribbon or headband in your hair.  Shop here.

Winter White

Depending on where you live, the snow may start falling in December. Embrace that flaky cold stuff and be the snow queen for a night. While they say don’t wear white after Labor Day, winter white is always elegant and an opportunity to shine. Try a white party dress with a fluffy white hat or a white coat and gloves. You’ll be dancing with the snowflakes in no time!  Shop here.


Velvet makes everything feel just a little fancier with its softness and lush, luxurious feel. A velvet dress is the perfect party outfit that can take you from Christmas to New Year’s Eve. Or tone it down with velvet separates such as a top or skirt, or try the latest Gucci look with a velvet suit.  Shop here.

Christmas Sweater – not ugly

If you ask me, the ugly Christmas sweater trend has gotten out of hand. It’s the butt of jokes and the latest theme for Christmas parties. But I can’t help thinking of all those loving grandmas knitting Christmas sweaters for the family that we now consider “ugly.” I love a good Christmas sweater and I look for ones that don’t fall in the over-the-top ugly category with too many Santas or Christmas cats. This one gives just enough Christmas spirit to be cute, not ugly. Hot tip: be sure to try to shop secondhand for these types of sweaters as many people buy them for parties and then never wear them again, so they end up at thrift stores.  Shop here.

Face Masks

And one last note, with Covid-19 still circulating, you might want to pick up a holiday-print mask. Many makers on sites like Etsy sell super-cute face masks with festive prints to keep yourself and your friends and loved ones safe before you gather with them in intimate settings. If you gotta mask up, why not make it cute?!  Shop here.

Now that you know some holiday outfit trends, what will you wear to your next party?

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