Holiday Outfit Ideas: 7 Things to Wear Under the Mistletoe

‘Tis the season for peppermint lattes, gingerbread men and yes–those fun-filled holiday parties. As the invitations to the season’s festivities start rolling in so does our anxiety level when facing the task of choosing the perfect outfit. No need to worry, I’ve put together a list of  holiday inspired ensembles perfect for any event–so hold onto your seats and prepare to look FABULOUS!

Glam up that lil’ black dress.  The classic wardrobe staple, you probably already have one in your closet. Create a fab new holiday look by adding a bit of gold. Try a statement necklace, clutch, or a fab pair of pumps to finish off your look.

Dress: French Connection | Necklace: Max & Chloe  | Earrings: Ralph Lauren | Bracelet: Artisan Design Gallery | Tights: Ralph Lauren | Clutch: Urban Expressions  | Shoes: Ted Baker | Beauty Products: Mascara: Rimmel Lipstick: MAC  Nail polish: NARS

Bring on the sparkle. Nothing says party time like sparkling embellishments and what better time of year to wear them. Adding sequin, jeweled or beaded action is a great way to add instant glitz and glamor. Not to mention, you’ll look amazing in photos! Embrace holiday splendor and look for pieces with elements of elegance with a sparkling cocktail dress, skirt or blouse.  If metallic apparel is a bit too much for you, try a blingy bracelet, handbag or statement necklace.

Blazer: Mango | Skirt: American Eagle | Boots: Guess | Dress: AX Paris | Bracelet: Guess | Earrings: Dorothy Perkins | Clutch: Accessorize | Beauty Products  Eyeshadow Palette: NYX Mascara: Bobbi Brown Lipstick: TOPSHOP

Swear by a sweater dress. Straight to the point on this…it’s a great option and very appropriate go-to option for events that you’re not quite sure what exactly the dress code is. If you’re attending an in-home family gathering, chunky cable-knit dresses are perfect! If you’re event is a work celebration, cocktail or romantic affair, wear styles with lace, beading or leather embellishments to create drama.

Swear By A Sweater Dress!

Coat: New Look | Sweater Dress: American Eagle | Scarf: Bag Inc. | Satchel: Sole Society | Boots: Steve Madden | Earrings: Lane Bryant | Bracelets: Sole Society

Rock out in Red. Speaking of sophistication, sexy, and how dare i forget, drama?! Just know, jaws will drop and heads will turn when you walk into a room rockin’ head to toe red! Make a bold color statement in options from trousers and blazers in fruity hues to lips and nails in rich ruby tones.

Dress: Dorothy Perkins  | Handbag: Aldo  | Leopard Pumps: Steve Madden | Bracelet: Aldo | Earrings: Max & Chloe | Blazer: Mango  | Blouse: American Eagle | Trousers: Mango | Clutch: Cole Haan | Earrings: Max & Chloe | Indigo Pumps: Blink | Bracelet: BKE

Be beautifully HANDSOME! Who said a woman can’t be beautiful in a tux?! Actually, I think it’s sexy! Invest in a good fitting tuxedo blazer. Turn up the sex appeal to your look by pairing with a mini skirt or shorts in luxe fabrics like velvet or satin.

Tuxedo Blazer: Rag & Bone | Top: BooHoo  | Shorts: Kelly Brook | Skirt: Miss Selfridge | Clutch: Azzaro  | Black Pumps: Zara | Belt: Mango | Red Ankle Boots: Zara | Cuff Bacelet: Aldo | Earrings: Betsey Johnson | Necklace: Betsey Johnson | Beauty Products:  Eye Shadow Palette: Bourjois Paris, Mascara: Yves Saint Laurent, Eye Liner: Bobbi Brown, Lipstick: Edward Bess, Nail polish: O.P.I

Feel feminine in fur & feathers. Two of Fall’s most notable trends have crossed into  the holiday season, but don’t be intimidated.  If flaunting a feathered hem-lined dress or sporting a fur collared coat isn’t your cup of tea, try accessories with alluring details such as a pair of fur boots, an ostrich feathered clutch or headband. This holiday look is all about luxury and sophistication!

Dress: LIPSY London | Tights: Plush  | Pumps: Charlotte Russe | Clutch: Betsey Johnson | Necklace: OASIS | Bracelet: John Lewis  | Earrings: ASOS | Beauty Products: Mascara: MAC, Eyeshadow Palette: LORAC, Bronzer: Bobbi Brown, Lipstick: MAC, Nail polish: Essie

Keep it sexy in nude. Say no to public nudity and YES to the nude hue! With the season being all about luxury and sophistication, choose figure flattering styles. For lighter complexions, try rosy or blush hues and darker complexions, go for styles in taupe. As for accessories, classic black is safest. Add a pop of color with a pair of stunning emerald earrings or colorful necklace. Look for statement heels in a tone that matches your skin complexion to elongate your legs.

Dress: AX Paris | Coats: A|Wear  | Boots: Guess | Clutch: LIPSY London | Necklace: Kate Spade | Bracelets: Betsey Johnson  | Earrings: Aldo | Cocktail Ring: Glitterings | Beauty Products: Lipstick: Manic Panic, Eye Liner: Bobbi Brown, Mascara: Rimmel London, Nail polish: O.P.I

What is everyone else wearing to all their holiday parties this season? Share!

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