Look 1: Sweater | Skirt

Look 2: Top | Skirt | Coat (similar) | Heels | Clutch | Earrings (similar)

Without a doubt, Christmas is my absolute favourite holiday. I love everything about it – the movies, the holiday treats, and just the warmth of the season makes it unbeatable. Although it may only be mid-November, there is no denying that the holiday season is ramping up. Holiday songs are being sprinkled into the mix, heavier coats and fuzzy accessories are coming out of storage, and event invitations are trickling in. During this time of year, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with spending money, and while I always say I’m going to get a head start on things, this year I actually have!

I’m sure some of you agree that when there’s a special occasion to go to, it calls for a new outfit, or at least a new piece. While I’m guilty of buying a new holiday outfit…or two…okay fine, maybe three, this year I’m trying something new. I know how stressful it can be trying to pull a look together last minute, so my goal this season is to  simply buy a piece or two to add some holiday flare to items that are already in my closet. The key here is to buy pieces that can be worn multiple ways, long after the tinsel has come down, and make the most out of your holiday outfits.

For my first look, I paired a simple pleated midi skirt with an embellished knitted sweater. You don’t even have to worry about accessories because the jewel clusters dress it up perfecty. Together, the skirt and sweater look classy, and would be an amazing combo to wear if you are hosting a holiday party, or attending an event that doesn’t have a black tie dress code. Separately, you could wear the sweater over a chambray shirt and dark jeans to elevate a basic everyday outfit, and this skirt also looks amazing with an oversized sweater and sneakers.

The second look uses the same skirt, but I paired it with a glitzier (I may or may not have just invented that as a word) top, classic heels in a rich suede fabric, and statement earrings for those holiday parties that call for a more dressed up look.  You could pair the top with some wide leg trousers for a slightly more laid back vibe, or even layer it over a turtleneck post-holidays.

I hope this gives you some ideas and inspiration for how to dress for the holidays, and alleviates the stress that so often comes with this season. Just remember, it is the most wonderful time of the year afterall.

Until next time,