What to Wear to a Holiday Party

'Tis the season where you're all of a sudden finding yourself attending events Friday - Sunday every weekend. It's a time when your clothing choices can get tired and you may lose some inspiration for what to wear. Although there might be a huge attraction (or none at all) to wearing strictly green and red (ironically or not) there are ways to still be festive and well dressed without looking plain goofy.


It basically boils down to three items. You need to choose your pants, your shirt, and what you're going to be layering over your shirt. If you're going to be going to a work-related holiday party then you'll want to stick to your suit, dark blue is usually a pretty safe bet. If you normally wear a lighter shirt swap it out for a darker shirt, perhaps using a pocket round or the color of your shirt to bring in a pop of burgundy to bring a little festivity into your look.

If you're going to be going to a social (but not quite casual) holiday party the standards get a bit blurry. Again, airing on the side of darker for pants and top layer, it's always a good idea to wear a dark washed denim paired with a dressy knitted sweater or even a suit jacket. The shirt, on the other hand, should be a nice t-shirt or something else that you're comfortable in.


If you're lucky enough to be invited to only casual holiday parties than you're in for a season of comfort. The pants can be anything from dark washed denim to tan chinos. The shirt can be as campy and casual as you want, turtlenecks are an incredibly comfortable and fashionable way to do casual or dressed up. Then, on top of the shirt, you can layer a knitted sweater that is either just one color or has a fun festive print. 

In this incredibly fun and creative season, it's so easy to get worn out and start losing ideas of how to consistently be festive and well dressed. The "holiday colors" can be used as accents and you can go as subtle or blatant as you'd like. So go on and enjoy a month where you can see family, reconnect with friends, and spend time with your family.

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