Christmas is very close and many holiday parties with your loved ones are coming up. It’s a nice occasion to spend time with them, but you do have to look a certain way. This is why we have created this little guide for some festive outfit ideas.
A formal yet chic look
In the last few seasons, we have seen blazers and pantsuits all over magazines and fashion shows. Although it sounds like a classic office outfit, it can be turned into a gorgeous festive look. Knee-length pencil skirts, turtlenecks, and even formal trousers paired with a blouse and a nice pair of shoes will create a modern Jackie O vibe that is always in. You can accessorize the outfit with a mini purse, silk scarf, or a simple wristwatch. Make sure to wear a coat, and why not try the oversized trend that will go great with any outfit. If you want to make it more feminine and emphasize your figure more, you can put a simple black waistbelt over blazers, and even coats.
Casual dress outfit
Yes, Christmas parties are often thought of as formal. However, casual, and less obvious outfits are trendy now. They are styled up with some statement pieces, and the two make a great combo. For example, midi party dresses go great with a blazer, and to make things a bit festive, you can opt for a sequin design, which will make the dress stand out even more. Classic pointy-toe pumps and a mini purse to match them will also complete the outfit. You can use sparkly statement earrings and softer makeup to balance everything out. A dress like this will flatter your figure, yet the blazer will make it less provocative.
A unique jumpsuit look
For all of you who want to stand out a bit, a jumpsuit can be a perfect choice. For this occasion, we would recommend a sequin jumpsuit again. A deep V cut and long sleeves, with a wide leg, will look festive yet stylish. You can pair it with a black oversized blazer, and black stiletto heels. Make loose waves, or a high bun, if you want it to be more formal. Complete the look with red lipstick, and don’t worry it will be too much. After all, it’s Christmas. The other option is more trendy, but if you are a fashionista, you can incorporate it into a festive look. A red, one sleeve jumpsuit with a puff sleeve is a cute and unique outfit. It may sound like too much, but if you pair it with a simple messy bun and natural makeup, it will tone it down.
A true Christmas reminiscent look
Velvet somehow says Christmas when you see it. Your option can be a pleated skirt in dark red. Pair it with a basic white shirt, and you will get a true Christmas vibe. You can accessorize it with a two-buckle, black, waistbelt, and thigh-high black boots. Straighten your hair, and play a bit with makeup because the outfit allows it. You can even go for a soft pink look because the pink and red combo is pretty IN right now.
How to use accessories
Even if your outfit is simple, you can use jewelry and accessories as statement pieces and get a whole new look. The golden rule to follow is not to use every piece of jewelry you can find, and don’t match it to the color of the outfit. Sparkly, drop earrings are a big trend right now, and they are not meant just for formal outfits. They would go great with any look that includes blazers, or a monochrome outfit. With sequin pieces, we would recommend subtler jewelry like thin hoops, or stud earrings, and maybe a silver bracelet. Golden and pearl details are easy to style, and they add a certain charm to every look. You can incorporate them in your outfit by getting bulky, padded headbands with pearly details. Opt for mini purses as they are very stylish, and are a perfect party piece.
An outfit for a Christmas party should be appropriate, yet effective and festive. The examples we have listed have the power to transform and be styled up and down by adding different details and accessories, so hopefully, you will be able to get an idea of what to wear this year.
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Sophia Smith is Australian-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY projects and natural beauty products. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.