The holidays are here which means 10x the obligated gatherings. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but for each of these gatherings you will have to be clothed in something, and it becomes a little trickier because you might want to be festive, but don’t want to overdue it and are going to see people you may not have seen in a while. So, as silly as it sounds, holiday outfits can be tough!
Here are some of our top tips for dressing through the holiday season:
- Wear something with sparkle! It doesn’t have to be a full New Years-esque look, but if you have something with a little sparkle or shine that you can pair with something more casual, this is a great option. You can also interpret the sparkle / shine with your accessories by adding a “pop” accessory, more fun jewelry, or pearls in any form.
- Wear those shoes you have been dying to wear (as long as they are broken in). Of course, you want to be comfortable because you may be on your feet, but if you have some funky shoes that you don’t want to wear to work, or haven’t quite worked for another setting, now is the time! The holidays are all about festivity, so why not.
- Don’t feel like you have to wear red and green! Although red and green are amazing colors, don’t feel like you have to wear these colors. You can still be on season through other pieces of clothing. For example, a big chunky white sweater is weather appropriate and has a very cozy feel that aligns with the holidays. Another option is to wear holiday adjacent colors, such as maroon, pink, light green, turquoise, etc. Red and green aren’t the only colors associated with the holiday season.
- Comfort is key – if you think that even for a chance you will be outside or there will be a long walk from the car, dress accordingly! Don’t forget a jacket or wear tights to be sure that you can be comfortable.
- Embrace the patterns! Patterns naturally have a holiday feel such as plaid, argyle, and houndstooth. But you can still channel the festivity through stripes, polka dots, and even florals!
At the end of the day, my main philosophy when it comes to holiday dressing is being comfortable but also being festive. This is the time to wear something more funky or fun. At the same time, I like to make sure I am comfortable in terms of the weather, the possibility of being on my feet, and want to be dressed appropriately for who I may be seeing.