Party Outfit Ideas for the Holiday Season

It’s straight on to Christmas after Thanksgiving! Are you ready? In addition to splurging on presents and decorations, it’s also time to think about what to wear to parties. From company dinners and ballroom banquets to house parties and countdowns at bars or clubs, the dress codes for parties aren’t always the same.

Here are a few easy-to-achieve ideas that might inspire you. None of the items in the list are too pricy, and rest assured you can wear them again from time to time.

1. Suit Up

Plaid suit + blouse + stilettos

Plaid is all the rage this season. The best way to tap into this trend is with a plaid suit, of course, or a plaid jacket plus skirt if you prefer to look more feminine. For a base layer, wear either a fitted black top or white blouse for a cool look. Sweeten the deal with silver accessories, stilettos and a tweed bag.

2. Kirakira

Fur coat + glittery dress + velvet sock boots

Kirakira means “sparkles” in Japanese. What are parties without a little shine? Get a glittering bodycon dress, jewel-tone velvet sock boots and a boxy satin handbag. Top it off with a black fur coat to contrast the shiny fabrics. Stars look brightest in the dark for sure!

3. Fierce in Red

Leather jacket + choker + off-shoulder top + A-line skirt + ankle boots

Red is always welcome during the festive season. For a foolproof party outfit, wear a fitted off-shoulder top in black with an A-line midi skirt in red. For something even more dramatic, opt for a box-pleat puffy skirt crafted in a sturdy fabric. Make sure the skirt sits high to accentuate your waist. Add structure to the composition with a cropped leather jacket, a simple choker, plus ankle boots in a camel color for a twist.

4. White Goddess

Cape + cocktail dress + mules

When all others are wearing their little black dresses, why not go for white? Go white from top to bottom with a cape, cocktail dress and fur-lined mules. Throw on gold-tone accessories to look even more like a modern Greek goddess.

5. Big Impact

Beret + rib-knit top + striped jumper pants + sneakers

Look artsy with vertical-striped jumper pants and a beret. Add warmth by wearing a rib-knit top as the base layer and a long cardigan on top. Let the vertical stripes shine by keeping the rest of your outfit in monochrome.

6. Cozy Knits

Wrap coat + color-block sweater dress + loafers

Knits are probably winter’s best friend. Look for a color-block sweater dress because color blocking is trendy this season. For colors, try muted versions of warmer hues like tangerine, burgundy or mustard yellow. Complete the look with a wool coat, ankle socks and loafers.