Over 40 and wondering what to wear to a casual holiday open house, an afternoon cookie exchange, or just cocktails around the fire? Here are seven suggestions for to dress casual and classy.
1. Stay away from Christmas-themed sweaters
Stay away from costume-like clothing that makes you look like you raided a senior citizen’s closet. To be cool this Christmas, don’t be so obvious. Re-gift that Holiday themed sweater to the Good Will. Instead, try a red, gold, silver or black sweater paired with black pants, boots, and a fabulous bag. It’s sexy, age appropriate and perfect for a holiday get together.
2. Winter white
Soft white at Christmas is chic and sophisticated.
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2. Try a Sweater Dress
A cozy sweater dress with black tights and high flats boots + the three C’s…Casual, classy, cozy. This is a great look during the holidays. Depending on the length of your sweater dress you may want to wear leggings rather than tights. They’re a little thicker.
3. Add Some Sparkle
If the invitation say casual, but you want to look festive, then all you need to do is add a little glitter into the mix. This sequined gold cardigan adds a touch of glam to a classic weekend look.
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4. Wow them with a Satin, Jewel-Toned Blouse
A pretty silky blouse is an easy way to up the glamor during the holidays. There’s no need to stick to red, though. Any deep, rich, clear color will look festive too. Metallics also work with the mood of the season. Wear any jewel toned top with black party pants to light up your style this holiday season.
5. Opt for Festive, but not obvious Christmas Jewelry
A candy cane pin, a Christmas tree charm on a necklace. No matter how cute or sentimental, it will still look like it came from the dollar store. Instead, try something festive, but subtle. Something like a silver circular chain necklace looks like something you might string on an X-mas tree, but doesn’t scream, “It’s Christmas.”
Ho Ho Ho!