The holiday season is upon us and the parties have only started. This year I’ve been invited to everything from your traditional cookie swaps and ugly holiday sweater parties, to a glitz & glitter themed New Years Party, winter solstice gathering, and one end of the world party, which actually sounds like a lot of fun. I am lucky to have such a varied group friends and family to spend time with during the holidays but it makes outfit planning tricky. To make things easier I broke down the events into categories (casual, classic, kitchsy…) and put together a few outfits that will hopefully spark your seasonal style into overdrive.
Casual - cookie swaps, secret santa/white elephant/yankee swap parties, etc
I wish you could feel how buttery soft this suede jacket is, layered with cozy leggings and a classic striped knit this look is all about comfort and the bold mix of prints gives it a fun edge. Just add a beanie, sturdy boots, and a cross body bag and you’re ready.
Kitchsy & Christmas-y - ugly Christmas, holiday sweater parties, hipster holiday parties…
Nothing says Feliz Navidad like a puff painted kitty in a Santa hat, add black ballet flats and a pair of wayfarers and you’re good to go.This look embraces the spirit of the ugly sweater party without getting too ugly, and the gold skirt will be the perfect piece for New Years! I love when a wardrobe piece can pull double duty like that.
Classic - office/work holiday events, casual drinks, family events, etcI love this simple winter white holiday look. It captures the simple beauty and innocence of the holidays without sacrificing any of the style. Lurking under that Rudolph red cardigan is a dress made for dancing with a sweetheart neckline, vintage lace overlay, and a skirt made for twirling.
Chic & Sparkly - holiday cocktail parties, new years eve, girls night out, etcThis is a knock out look. Gold sequins and a stunning, fitted southwestern print blazer together ensure that you’re in for a night to remember. Add black tights a pair of booties or heels and glimmer your way through the holidays in this outfit. I’m kicking myself for not snatching up this blazer when I had the chance. Speaking of knock outs, can we pause for a minute to talk about this vest?! This vintage piece is stunning on it’s own but really pops against the cool mint green sweater and I love how the leather detailing on the leggings adds the perfect contrast to the looks softness. A bold pair of ankle boots, over-sized cocktail ring, and a 70′s inspired felt hat and this look will carry you from day to night in a snap.
Hopefully these looks have gotten your creative juices flowing and inspired you to take a trip though the racks of holiday party essentials at Downtown Threads. Here’s hoping that you have a wonderful holiday and an impossibly stylish New Year.
*I’ve been a loyal Downtown Threads customer since they opened their doors, and long before I started Wore Out, so while I receive compensation for my posts, all content is my own. I say what I think and wear what I want.
Caitlin Pierce writes Wore Out, a life and style blog based in Burlington, Vermont. When she’s not blogging Caitlin can be found thrifting, exploring her adopted home state of Vermont, enjoying wine with friends, or relaxing at home with her cat Gus. Follow along on Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest.