The holiday season is upon you, and that means a calendar full of holiday parties. From office shindigs to house parties and fancier affairs, you’re going to be busy this season. Now if only you knew what to wear. Holiday clothes are fun to wear and buy. But, you can buy things that you’ll use again if you give it some thought.
The outfit you choose to wear to a holiday party is the first impression you make when you walk through the door. You can be outrageous or underwhelming, or you can make just the right impression.
Here are some ideas for awesome holiday clothes to wear to this season:
The cooler weather means you can basically dress all in sweater material and get away with it. That means sweater dresses. They are comfortable and flattering and make the perfect casual holiday party attire. A great sweater dress is perfect for just about any semi-casual party, as there are dressier options and casual options. Choose a festive color but avoid loud prints.
For an office party or a more business type affair, you can’t go wrong with a great pair of black slacks and either a nice blouse in a festive color or a really nice sweater. This is a simple choice that can make a good impression that will bring a little bit of professionalism and sophistication to your party. A chic up-do or soft, tamed waves can dress up or soften this look.
No matter if you decide to wear a dress or jeans, a fitted blazer can pull together an outfit with very little effort. You can even get away with otherwise loud prints or patterns with a simple, solid color blazer. The trick to this look is making sure the blazer fits you perfectly, so a tailor might be an advantage.
The Wear Everywhere Dress
Just about every woman has a “little black dress”, otherwise known as the “wear everywhere” dress. This dress is versatile enough to wear to the office and a night on the town depending on how you dress it up and accessorize. This dress, of course, is perfect to wear to your holiday parties. Wear a nice shimmery cardigan with it, or use that perfectly fitted blazer.
A Little Bit of Sparkle
If there is one look you can’t go wrong with at a holiday party, it’s wearing a little bit of sparkle. A shimmery skirt, blouse, or cardigan worked into the ensemble makes a simply beautiful and sophisticated look that will wow at all of your holiday parties. Even the smallest amount of sparkle, from a piece of jewelry or a belt, can pull a great outfit together.
A great outfit is more than just the clothes you wear, of course. It is all the little details that pull the whole look together. Your hairdo, your shoes, your accessories, even your nails can be part of a great holiday look. For example, a simple A-line, knee length gray sweater dress would look great with plain flesh colored tights and black riding boots. Top it all off with a thin, shimmery belt that is either black or red. In your hair, wear a shimmery pin that coordinates with the color of your belt, and maybe even embellishes your nails by painting the tips the same shimmery color.
There is a lot you can do with an outfit. More than anything, a great outfit can give you the confidence to walk into any holiday party and make a great impression. Use these tips to help coordinate the perfect holiday party outfit for you, and enjoy your holiday season.