The lights are shimmering and the champagne is flowing – holiday season is in full swing! One of my favorite things about the holidays are all the fun opportunities to dress up. The holidays are the perfect excuse to wear your most fancy clothes and experiment with different outfits and colors! Curating your holiday outfits can help you look stylish at every gathering – from office parties, to house parties, to casual Christmas parties with friends. Today I’m sharing a round up of favorite holiday outfit ideas from this year and years past to help give you ideas for different dress codes and occasions, from fancy to low-key.
15 HOLIDAY OUTFIT IDEAS
1. Sequin Maxi Skirt
I recently wore this holiday outfit to see the New York City Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker and it was perfect for the occasion! Festive, elegant, and still comfortable. I’ve been loving this sequin maxi skirt from Banana Republic this holiday season. I styled mine with a black turtleneck, but you could also pair with the matching sequin tank.
2. Plaid Dress and Platform Heels
Another dress I have on repeat this Christmas is this plaid Ophelia Dress from Hill House. I love the bright and bold plaid print, plus the cut is so flattering. Sadly it’s sold out, but keep an eye out as they may bring it back next season! I think this plaid dress is also SO fun! Pair with velvet platform heels for a fun and flirty look.
3. Black Sequins
This black monochromatic look look is perfect for a more casual occasion – perhaps an office holiday party happening during the work day? Pair a black sequin button-up shirt or sequin sweater with faux leather pants for a sleek (but still festive) look. I think these Kate Spade slingback pumps with a champagne cork in the heel (!!) perfectly complete the look.
4. Red Sequins
Clearly I have a thing for monochromatic looks around the holidays, but how fun is this all over red sequin look? One of my favorite party outfits! For a similar look, pair this sequin top with matching sequin skirt. I’m also loving this red sequin STAUD mini dress, this Sezane dress, and this super playful sequin fringe dress. These Loeffler Randall bow heels perfectly complete any holiday outfit!
5. Gold Sequin Dress
Let’s round it out with gold sequins! Sadly this Ann Taylor dress is a couple seasons old, but I’m obsessed with this SAIL to Sable x Style Charade sequin dress. It’s so perfect for the holiday season!
6. Burgundy Dress
Burgundy, merlot, and cranberry are such gorgeous colors for the winter season, even beyond the holidays. This tiered ruffle dress, this midi dress with a flirty slit, and this satin dress all caught my eye.
7. Velvet Dress
You truly can’t go wrong with velvet at the holidays! It’s one of my favorite fabrics to break out when the Christmas decorations start going up. This long sleeve velvet dress is a showstopper (comes in black and green) and I, of course, love the Hill House velvet Nap Dress!
8. Silver Dress
A silver dress is such a great party outfit. I think the silhouette of this Show Me Your Mumu midi dress is fabulous and great to repurpose for a wedding or New Year’s Eve as well! This Emerson Fry silver sequin dress is also stunning.
9. Monochromatic Red Outfit
I think pairing a red sweater with a red slip skirt is the perfect holiday outfit for a casual get together or Christmas dinner with your family. Plus both pieces can be repurposed for different outfits throughout the year. We love pieces that do double duty! You can recreate this outfit in any color. I think this red lace skirt and matching jacket is also fun. You could also swap in some wide leg trousers for the skirt.
10. Plaid Nap Dress
I love that the Hill House Nap Dress has become a year-round item. It’s lightweight, breezy, and so comfortable. Perfect for the holidays in a warm weather climate, but you can also layer over a turtleneck and tights if you need added warmth. This dress has a similar silhouette.
11. Red Dress and Black Heels
Red and black is a winning combination at the holidays. I think a red mini dress paired with the Sarah Flint Perfect Pump is a chic and classic look for a work holiday party. These heels are the most comfortable, perfect for being on your feet all day and night.
12. Sherpa Coat and Faux Leather Pants
For a true cozy and casual look, layer an oversized sherpa coat over faux leather pants. I love this look for running errands, meeting up with friends for a festive Christmas decorations walk, or catching up with friends from home over a gingerbread latte.
13. Sequin Midi Skirt
A sequin midi skirt can be paired with a turtleneck, oversized sweater, or tank – depending on the dress code and environment. I find myself reaching for a sequin midi skirt year after year, it’s become a holiday season staple. This one under $70 and this one with a fun slit are both great options.
14. Black Dress
A classic black dress is great for all seasons, but especially the holidays. I’m a sucker for anything with an open back! This mini dress with dramatic shoulders, this dress with rhinestone straps, this on-trend black mesh dress, and this midi boat neck dress in black velvet are also stunning.