Knowing what to wear to a casual holiday party is often trickier than knowing what to wear to a formal one. What do you wear that’s relaxed, but holiday festive too? If you’re planning to drop by a neighbor’s open house, attend a cookie exchange, or invite some friends over for some afternoon Christmas cheer, here are five suggestions for upscale-casual holiday party outfits.
1. Wow Them with a Jewel-Toned Blouse
A silky blouse is an easy way to up the glamour during the holidays, and this one dials up your style even more. This pretty Christmas red blouse looks festive with black pants and lights up your style this holiday season. Add some heels and a bit of bling, and you are party-ready. Nice blouse for Valentine’s Day too!
2. Look Vibrant in Velvet
Velvet is always a beautiful way to create a gorgeous holiday outfit anywhere you live. These luxurious velvet jeans and pretty floral blouse give off a romantic holiday look. Gold slides with a cute bow add a merry touch.
3. Wear Something Sparkly
Any top with some razzle-dazzle will magically transform a pair of jeans. This flowy sequence top will make you look like a holiday angel. Finish off this outfit with dressy pumps and some glam earring, and You’re ready for a glass of wine.
4. Cuddle Up in a Cozy Sweater Dress
No fancy cocktail dress required for a casual Christmas get together, but you can still look pretty and feminine in a cute knit sweaterdress. A sweaterdress with semi-opaque or opaque black tights and tall boots equals the three C’s: Casual, Classy, Cozy.
5. Deck the Halls in a Festive Holiday Print
Gaudy Christmas themed sweaters with Rudolph, and Santa seems tacky and out of date, but that doesn’t mean you have to forget about festive holiday prints altogether. Instead, opt for something more modern and sophisticated like this cute, striped blouse with the gift wrap ribbon vibe. This top is perfect for the holidays, but it’s not so over-the-top that you’re limited to wearing it just at Christmas.
6. Don the Colors of the Season – Christmas Tree Green
Nothing says Ho Ho Ho! more than red and green, the colors of Christmas. Wearing a red or green sweater, dress, or blouse like this is one of the simplest ways to get your festive on. This is a great look for an open house or a casual gift exchange.
7. Luxurious in Lace
When friends get together at a neighborhood party for a little Christmas cheer, how about celebrating in this chic tiered lace top? This glam lace jacket dresses up even the most casual jeans. Add a glitter clutch and some sexy high heels for an elegant monochromatic holiday party look.
8. Tuxedo Style
A dress, a pair of pants, or a top with a formal tuxedo style will instantly make your outfit command attention. This beautiful velvet wrap top looks great with black pants, but it also does wonders to dress up a pair of jeans too. Add some evening flats, and you’re ready for the wine and cheese!
9. Classic Black Sweater Dress
When in doubt, wear a little black dress and this time of year a sweater dress is perfect. Add a pair of sexy booties and a nice bag, and you will look elegant and understated.
What will you be wearing to casual get-togethers this holiday season?