Evening Wear On Holiday

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Evening Wear On Holiday

It’s a night out, so you want to look your best and feel confident. But how do you dress for the occasion? We asked stylist Anna Breslaw for some tips on what to wear when you’re traveling abroad.

“If it’s a formal event — like a wedding or gala — I would recommend wearing something that you can easily slip into,” Breslaw says. “That way, if there are any unexpected changes in plans, like if someone gets sick or the party is moved to another location, you don’t have to stress about finding a new outfit.”

Breslaw suggests packing an evening gown in case of emergency and bringing along a cocktail dress for those impromptu parties where everyone is dressed up but no one knows why. A few other evening-wear essentials are smart shoes (think pumps), a clutch and jewelry.

If you’re attending an informal event such as dinner at an upscale restaurant or drinks at someone’s home, Breslaw recommends choosing something comfortable yet elegant that won’t make you sweat while walking around town all day long. She recommends dresses with pockets if they’ll fit into your luggage, as well as tights and boots if the weather allows it.

Evening Wear On Holiday

18 cute holiday and christmas outfit ideas 2021

COURTESY

It’s (almost) that time of year again! When we all get to eat so much turkey, sip mulled wine, and be with loved ones. Friends and family gather once again, and the rooms are filled with cozy vibes. But one of the best things about winter is the holiday dressing. I’m talking velvet minis, silk tops, tweed skirts, sophisticated knit sweaters, and much, much more. There are so many cute festive outfits to wear that’ll really get you into the spirit, and we rounded up 18 outfit ideas to wear during Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa—whatever you celebrate!

Oh, and they’re not all red and green either if you don’t want to be so on the nose with your look. With any of these ‘fit formulas, you’ll show up at any soirée in your BEST look yet. And because we don’t want to find you scrambling for a last-minute ensemble when all the best looks have been snatched up, we’re giving you a head start with this list.

If you’re like me, you simply cannot wait for the holidays. I’ve already begun bumping to my Christmas playlist (judge me, I’m not ashamed!). Advent calendars have been added to cart, gift lists are being planned out, and wardrobes have been stocked with cozy socks. The only thing missing is your party look, so without further ado, keep scrolling for some festive outfit inspiration.

1

THIS BLUSH GOWN

Rose Quartz Dress

LIONNE

A silky rose quartz dress like this is absolutely stunning. Embody a literal goddess as you glide from room to room in this pretty piece by Lionne. Pair it with glittery heels and a chic clutch to finish it off. 

2

THIS CLASSIC SUIT DRESS

Short Dress with Fancy Braid Trim

SANDRO

Keep it short and chic in this classic styled suit dress. It’s giving me Chanel vibes and, I mean, who doesn’t love that? Wear it with some skin-tone tights and kitten heels to complete the look.

3

THIS DEEP BLUE VELVET DRESS

Shannon Dress

YUMI KIM

It ain’t the holidays if at least one person doesn’t show up in a velvet dress. But let’s add a little twist and opt for a deep blue hue rather than the classic red. This piece comes with an open back detail so you’ll be impressing people when you leave any convo. 

4

THIS RED PANT SET

Elevated Work Pull On Pant

ELOQUII

Alright, this IS a holiday outfit roundup after all, so I had to include this gorgeous deep red set from Eloquii. She’s classy, elegant, and warm, making her the ideal look for any festivities.

DUNDAS X REVOLVE

Nothing says holidays spirit like a metallic star ensemble. Complete the look with the matching one shoulder top

6

THIS TOP AND LEATHER SHORTS

Gaia Solid Cotton Tank

SEA

If you’ll be indoors at any event, leather shorts paired with a frilly blouse and snakeskin boots will definitely get you noticed.  

7

THIS FLUFFY TOP AND PANTS

Zaina Top

LAMARQUE

Okay, it’s impossible to look at this feathery top and NOT feel festive. Shimmy on over to all the holiday parties in this piece and you’re guaranteed to get all the compliments. High-waisted white wide-leg pants as well as shimmery jewelry make it undoubtedly elegant. 

casual holiday outfits

casual holiday outfit ideas

For many, the holidays usher in a special time of year filled with celebrations and with it, the stress of having to pick out the best gift ideas and putting together perfect casual holiday outfits for every occasion. And while this year’s celebrations will be different as we continue to practice social-distancing and embrace face mask trends in favor of large holiday gatherings, that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up. And 2020 is the perfect time to strike the perfect balance between cozy and chic. Not convinced? Proof lies ahead.

casual holiday outfit ideas

Since it’s a holiday season like no other, comfort is the top priority. But if you’re still feeling the need to get a little dressed up, then we recommend slipping into a pair of jeans and an oversize statement cardigan. It’s the fashion girl’s version of an ugly sweater, but way cuter.

Re-create this look for yourself:

Free People Espresso Cardi

We also love this Mango Multi-Color Knit Cardigan ($80).

casual holiday outfit ideas

Let Stella Adewunmi’s on-point outfit be proof that you can dress up your beloved sweats this Holiday season. Just accessorize them to the max and you’ve got a look that’s not only making the most of your COVID-wardrobe but also gives you an opportunity to bust out some of the things collecting dust in the back of your closet.

Re-create this look for yourself:

Naadam Fleece Sweatpant

Don’t forget to finish off the look with heels. We recommend Sarah Flint’s Perfect Pump 100 ($355).

casual holiday outfit ideas

Just because this holiday season won’t be filled with as many opportunities to dress up, that doesn’t mean you can’t get use out of your metallic pieces. You can dress down a metallic or sequin piece by styling it with simple wardrobe staple pieces (i.e., a T-shirt or blazer) for a holiday outfit idea that strikes the perfect balance between casual and festive.

Re-create this look for yourself:

Ralph Lauren Pleated Metallic Midi Skirt
casual holiday outfit ideas

The easiest way to walk the fine line between casual and festive this holiday season is by relying on knitwear. Specifically, don’t be afraid to opt for a sweater dress or matching set as they can be styled up or down and are far more comfortable than one might expect.

Re-create this look for yourself:

Saturday/Sunday Monique Sweater Set

Already have the perfect sweater dress? Finish off your look with Mansur Gavriel’s Mini Cloud Clutch ($495).

casual holiday outfit ideas

I’ll repeat it: Festive clothing doesn’t have to include traditional pieces with sequins or velvet details!. Pairing a fun statement sweater with mismatched pants has the same fun energy as a dressed-up holiday look sans the predictable frills.

Lisa Says Gah Robyn Jean  Brown/Ivory Cow

Pair these pants with this Zara ($70).

casual holiday outfit ideas

WEAR: Button-up top, jumper, pleated miniskirt, and oxfords

One of the best things about fashion is dressing up for those annual milestones, like back-to-school or the holidays. And while this year’s special moments have changed, you can opt for a look that melds the two together. Pleated skirts are not only trendy but they’ll also give you maximum festive vibes.

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