3 Foolproof Outfits for Every Type of Holiday Party

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It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and deciding on an outfit for the festivities can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Here are three ideas to help you navigate your closet this season and make it easier to find the right thing to wear. Hopefully, it will help you have a peaceful holiday season.

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The Family Party

When you head to a family function, you usually don’t have to worry about glamming it up too much. Dressy casual typically fits the bill. Since you likely have black pants and heels on hand, pair them with a loose-fitting top and a fitted blazer. The cream blazer pictured here has gold buttons, which is a nice detail to pair with gold statement earrings. A lightweight tunic sweater also makes a good alternative to the loose-fitting top.

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The Dinner or Cocktail Party

The black cocktail dress is your safest option when you aren’t quite sure what to wear. For a festive dinner, a cocktail party or a friends’ night out, a pair of black booties can dress it up and rhinestone detailing can finish it out. A dress with sheer paneling or a decorative collar is good to have on hand like this one from Donna Morgan. Black suede booties add some height in the heel and a stylish edge to this look.

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The Office Party

You don’t have to dread finding something to wear for your holiday office party. Take one of your favorite sweater dresses (like this one from Lou & Grey) and add jewel-tone hosiery. Burgundy tights paired with heels in the same color immediately changes up a normally casual sweater dress and creates an office-party-ready look.

What will you be wearing to feel festive and comfortable this holiday season?

Photo credits: Gabe Liesemeyer

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