The holidays are synonymous with celebration, providing endless opportunities to have fun with what you’re wearing. Whether you’re into bright colors, sparkling details, or lively prints, we have holiday outfit ideas for every festive occasion.
With the world fully back to the way it was before “Cove”, there are so many things to do and so many events to attend. If you are looking for a bit of inspiration for the best outfits for your Holiday events, keep reading!
Thanksgiving is all about relaxing with your loved ones, so comfort is key.
Unlike other holidays, Thanksgiving isn’t about the bling. Instead, neutral hues fit the bill. They feel laid-back, which is exactly what you want after a big Thanksgiving meal. Think shirts, dresses, sweaters and festive pieces in shades of tan, beige, brown and black. Anchor neutral tops with loafers and a favorite pair of jeans for a classic fall style.
Chunky Sweaters & Layers
Even those who love summer can’t help but feel the urge to wrap a scarf around their neck or pull a chunky sweater over their head once the crisp fall air comes around. Snuggle into the pleasure of warm knits and stock up on oversized sweaters and wool scarves. A great pair of jeans and stylish ankle boots are all you need to finish off this relaxed look.
Socializing with Friends Outfits
The holiday season is a great time to organize special nights out to reconnect with friends.
If you’re keeping it casual at a neighborhood pub, then keep your outfit relaxed as well—although that doesn’t mean showing up in tattered sweatpants. Opt for a chic top, fashionable jeans and—if you’re feeling festive—statement jewelry or bold lipstick.
Whether you’re heading to a favorite restaurant or trying the new five-star eatery in town, make this meal with friends feel a little more special with festive colors or fun jewelry. If the restaurant is upscale, take advantage of the opportunity to wear a cocktail dress.
December Holiday Outfits
As soon as December 1 rolls around, holiday celebrations shift into full gear. Embrace the festivities by taking your normal style up a notch.
Now’s the time to celebrate, no matter what holiday you’re dressing up for. Looking for Christmas outfit ideas? Find pieces featuring red and green. If you’re attending a Hanukkah celebration, blue and white are the classic colors of the Festival of Lights. Participating in a Kwanzaa feast? Consider the cultural celebration’s colors: red, black
While you may have seen plenty of over-the-top holiday sweaters over the years, prints that feel festive and seasonally appropriate don’t have to look cheesy. In fact, some of the most fashionable holiday outfits feature iconic prints—think tartans and intarsia knits. Want to up the ante? Try mixing prints to show off your fashion prowess.
With the abundance of candles and holiday lights in December, it makes sense to add some shimmer to your outfit. Go for sparkly gems that make a big impact. Large statement earrings are always a good idea, especially when you’re wearing your hair up. Choker necklaces, oversized cocktail rings and layered bracelets also bring color and texture to any holiday outfit. Don’t forget—jewelry isn’t just made for your ears, neck and hands. Incorporate some sparkle into your hairstyle with gem-studded barrettes and headbands.
Holiday Card Outfits
We promise your holiday card doesn’t need to be something you’ll regret looking at in 20 years. Dark jeans, white button-down shirts and cashmere sweaters all stand the test of time.
Work Holiday Party Outfits
When it comes to outfits for office holiday parties, take a cue from your standard office attire and dress code. Is it a formal workplace? Stick with conservative pieces like knee-length dresses or skirts and high-cut tops in dark colors. Work in a casual environment? Bold colors, festive prints and lots of shimmer will likely be welcome. No matter what your work environment is, avoid anything too revealing.
New Year’s Eve Outfits
“What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” That classic question is on everyone’s lips throughout the holiday season. Since NYE is one of the most talked-about holidays, don’t you think you should wear one of the most talked-about outfits? We do.
Shimmer & Shine
Glitter is a New Year’s Eve classic, but keeping it looking modern and cool is key. Sequins have their place, depending on the event. But you can also integrate sparkles into the little details of your outfit. Try glitter eyeliner, for example, or choose a tie that really shines from across the room. Play with shimmer even more with hair accessories or jewelry. You can control the intensity—a subtle solitaire necklace offers a low-key look, while dramatic chandelier earrings are perfect for a high-impact ensemble.
Dressing for the Occasion
Of course, not everyone is headed out to a big party for NYE. While some might celebrate at a nightclub, others prefer a game night with a small group of friends. Consider the setting when choosing your outfit. A night in might mean jeans and a chic top (or if you’re feeling cozy, an oversized cashmere sweater). Plan to spend your night dancing in the club? A fun party dress always feels right. If you’re headed to a black-tie affair, then be sure your outfit is elegant and conservative.
The holidays are one of the best times of the year to have some fun with your outfits. Take advantage and embrace the celebratory atmosphere with these outfit tips.