Today is Thanksgiving Eve which marks the official start of the holiday season! Although I’m guilty of having decorated our doors/fence with garland, lights, & bows already… All to avoid doing so in the freezing cold! I regret NOTHING.
So naturally, dressing for the many occasions to come in the next month is about to be the #1 Google/Pinterest search starting now. Most often for those Holiday-focused gatherings where an oversized sweater, black jeans & boots ensemble is deemed too casual for the “vibe” – I’m talking corporate parties, special date dinners & alike.
But don’t fret – that’s why I’m here to share 3 festive outfit ideas that will add value to your wardrobe & aren’t entirely meant for just the holiday season. Well, at least two of the three are more flexible with wearability per occasion. Although don’t ignore the idea of wearing pieces of the 3rd look as separates!
I’ve always wanted a blazer dress & this one is exactly what I envisioned for myself. It’s comfortable with structure, as seen in the semi-padded shoulder and with long sleeves. On chillier nights or when my legs are looking winter pale (still holding onto the Honeymoon tan here!) I’d pair the look with tights or possibly with an over-the-knee boot instead of a heeled ankle bootie. But I like the addition of these cuties to add some color along with a fun red lip.
Ok this is the one where the pants are clearly a holiday-driven wear, but who doesn’t love a rich tartan plaid like this during the winter months!? It brings a sense of cozy to the tapered trouser IMO. The red blazer is a bold choice in any circumstance, but a great statement maker nonetheless. Plus adding a blazer can instantly dress up an otherwise simple outfit while functioning as an elevated layer to wear if feeling a tad chilly. But what I really want to bring attention to is the jersey cotton, ultra soft crew neck tee of a bodysuit that’s underneath. I’ve sworn by Skims time & time again about how great the quality is, like Kim spared no expense in making it that delightful for her consumer. But these bodysuits – I can’t get enough of them.
Of course, the ever reliable, evening-ready jumpsuit is definitely an outfit contender for a festive night out. What I love most about this one is the amazing cut detail in the neckline, as well as its proper use of leopard as a neutral. A narrow belt truly makes a difference at times, especially when wrapped around a solid colored garment underneath. Although you can’t see them, I’ve paired the same medium-heeled bootie (shown with the blazer look) to add some manageable height I can comfortably walk in.