One of the best parts about the holidays is piecing together effortlessly chic outfits for all the soirées from casual get-togethers to work parties. I know how stressful it can be to pull the right looks together during such a hectic time, so one of my secrets to getting it done is shopping where I can find everything in one place.
I order most of my holiday party outfits from Nordstrom because of their amazing selection and flexible return policy. Not only that, but I believe the best wardrobes have a mix of high-quality and budget-friendly pieces. With Nordstrom, I can always find the perfect designer splurge to elevate my look – or fun and trendy pieces that are relevant for the holiday party season. There are so many flawless holiday outfits you can put together with a huge lineup of brands to pick from. Below are some of my favorites for every festive occasion that might come up.
While I always have a little black dress on hand just in case I need to get ready in a pinch, I also love putting together less conventional looks for a formal dinner. For instance, a bold jumpsuit that’s perfectly festive – or turning a blazer into a dress. The velvet texture is so luxe while the longer length makes for an appropriate leggy outfit. These are pieces you can quickly dress up with a pair of heels and some sparkly earrings.
The winter season can be one of the most glamorous times of the year, so if you receive a cocktail party invite, take advantage of this time to wrap yourself in luxurious textures and jewel tones that radiate holiday glamour. Longer floor-length gowns are better for black tie events while shorter styles are perfect for all other formals.
If you work in an office setting, then you definitely need a party outfit that’s modest but dressy and equally festive. And since the holiday season is one of the only times that you can get away with a little glitz and glam, a sequin pencil skirt and ruffle blouse is perfect for this occasion. Another beautiful option that’s sure to wow the office crowd is a velvet sheath or wrap dress – stick to longer hemlines and higher necklines to keep it professional.
Seeing friends for a holiday brunch is super common – and this is an occasion that requires balancing comfort and style. The ideal medium is a mini dress that you can pair with over-the-knee boots. However, if you’re in the mood for jeans, you can dress it up by layering a blazer over a lace camisole. This is one of my go-to fall and winter looks that’s perfect for the holidays.
Friendsmas or Gift Exchange
One occasion that comes up frequently for me around the holidays are casual get-togethers with friends to exchange gifts. This situation calls for cozy, comfortable layers that look cute, such as knits in festive colors like red or ivory. I also adore this shimmer sweater that looks great over a pair of distressed jeans or a skirt (if you want to dress it up).
New Year’s Eve Party
There’s nothing more festive than sequins and a little shine for a New Year’s Eve party. The body-hugging shape of this one will flatter your figure. Since sequin can often seem over the top, I love toning it down with dark accessories and outerwear. A great alternative to mini dresses is leather pants paired with a sheer, romantic blouse.
Adalyn Rae Red Velvet Jumpsuit (wearing an XS)
Gucci Velvet Marmont Bag (sold out, similar here and here)
Manolo Blahnik Heels
Similar Chandelier Earrings (and here and here)
NARS Red Lip Gloss (in shade ‘Red District’)
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