No matter what your size, good quality leggings (no flimsy, see-thru leggings allowed) with a modern, classy top makes a perfect outfit formula for a casual holiday get-together with family and friends. Add the right accessories and you’ll look fabulous. Here are some great ideas to look pulled together and polished this Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s.
Leggings + Off-the-Shoulder Sweater + Booties
This off-white ribbed sweater is a lovely, feminine option to pair with leggings. Chic side openings let it fall gracefully over curves and the off-the-shoulder style is a perfect way for over-40 gals to achieve a subtly sexy look. In dressing up your leggings for festive events, accessories make a world of difference.
These drop statement earrings are a perfect complement for the off-the-shoulder style of the sweater. And as for the bracelets, while a single bangle would be okay, a festive gathering is the perfect time to up the bling factor, so I suggest you pile them on. A great bag and sleek black booties that elongate the leg line finishes the look.
Leather Leggings + Black Tunic + Loafer Mules
This next out is perfect for gals who are looking for a slightly more dramatic look. These faux leather leggings are amazing. They definitely have the edgy vibe of leather but they’re actually made from a stretch knit so they’re comfy and easy to wear. I’ve paired it with this flowy jersey tunic and on-trend loafer mules.
Instead of gold or silver jewelry, I’ve opted for something slightly more interesting with these faux-tortoiseshell earrings and bracelet. (They’re a great price!) You can easily add a black purse, but why not go for it and carry one that is a little unexpected like this blush one with black handles.This look is pure sophistication.
Leggings + Cardigan + Metallic Shoes
Nothing says Christmas and cozy like a red cardigan and when it’s this belted long cardigan, it also says chic. Keep your leggings and tank black so you get the nice column of color that slim and elongates. These particular legs are Ponte, a double-knit version that is thicker and translates more like pants. You can wear the cardigan open or, to get more of an hourglass shape, loosely tie it to nip in your waist. Finish it off with some sparkly metallic footwear. Silver shoes are one of this season’s big trends.
What do you wear to a holiday get-together? Are leggings part of the mix? How do you dress them up? Send me a photo and show me your style: email@example.com