Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

Dec 18, 2014

Written By: Samantha Lee

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, hot chocolate, ice skating, twinkling lights and of course, holiday festivities. The holiday season has officially begun marking the most important season: the season of holiday parties. Whether you are celebrating with your family, with your coworkers, with the girls for a fancy night on the town or all of the above, you are bound to most likely have at least one holiday party marked on your calendar this season. If there is one thing that comes with the territory of holiday parties are holiday photos, which means the perfect opportunity to show off unique style and most importantly your holiday spirit.


For the Family Party

If you and your family are keeping things cozy and casual this holiday season, the most important factor to your outfit is comfort. When hanging out with all of your relatives or maybe even just your immediate family, you will want to be able to snuggle up by the fire with a nice cup of hot cocoa, which means keeping the outfit simple. Winter is the season for plaid tops and oversized sweaters so pair your favorite pants or skirt with one of the two to keep it simple yet festive, and of course cozy. Add your favorite ankle boots and accessories and you are ready for a night snuggling up by the fireplace.

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For the Office Party

Whether you are heading out to your company’s annual holiday party or being dragged along by your significant other, the one thing to keep in mind when styling your outfit is: balance is key. Even though you are technically off the clock, you will want to keep things classy and sophisticated as you are still surrounded by professionals, and most importantly, your boss. Do not be afraid to mix in some sequins or a pop of color into your outfit, but keep everything in moderation. Pair your favorite sequin top with a classic blazer or style your simple black and white ensemble with a fun pop of red.

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For the Formal Wear Party

If the party you are heading to is in a more fancy setting, such as a gala or just a dressy night out on the town with the girls, sleek and sophisticated is the way to go. Dressy holiday parties are always a good excuse to pull out the little black dress, but this holiday season go for an ultra glam look with an all black jumpsuit instead or a fun flirty skirt to give your outfit some flare. If the little black dress is making an appearance, add in a bold red lip or a statement clutch to fully complete the ensemble.

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All in the Details

Sometimes all you need are the little details in life to spice up an outfit. If you are looking for a quick fix to make your outfit more festive, here are a couple items to add to your look to easily add a touch of the holidays!

The Red Lip: Adding a bold red lip can transform the entire look of your outfit. Whether you are going fo for a glossy pout or a bold matte lip, this little addition can amplify any ensemble.

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The Bag: If you want to add an instant pop to your outfit, try pairing a festive colored cross body bag or even an sequin clutch.

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The Shoes: As Marilyn Monroe once said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” Needless to say, the shoes play a very important aspect in an outfit, and can easily amplify any look whether its with a black edgy heel or a fun glittery heel.

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Whether you are at a casual family gathering, a professional work party or a glamorous night out on the town, you can still show off your holiday cheer while looking fabulous as well. Think you have your holiday look perfected? Upload your festive look to LookMazing to share your amazing style!


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