Wondering what to wear to a holiday open house, an afternoon cookie exchange, or just cocktails around the fire? Here are 5 suggestions for to how to look upscale casual at holiday time.
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. Try a cold shoulder top in winter white with ivory pants and gold accessories.
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.
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 silver sparkly cardigan adds a touch of glam to a classic all black look.
4. Wow them with a Satin, Jewel-Toned Blouse
A pretty silky blouse is an easy way to up the glamor during the holidays. Any deep, rich, jewel tone will look festive with black party pants and light up your style this holiday season.
5. Opt for Festive, Sparkly, but not Tacky 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, that doesn’t look cliché. For example, this crystal choker is trending at the moment and would work well to dress up a casual holiday party outfit.
Ho Ho Ho!