Jill Jill Stuart Velvet Long Sleeve Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide
Jill Jill Stuart Velvet Long Sleeve Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

Jill Jill Stuart Velvet Long Sleeve Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

Jill Jill Stuart Velvet Long Sleeve Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide
Jill Jill Stuart Velvet Long Sleeve Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY

I love this dress SO freaking much. First off, it’s velvet… which you all know has been a huge trend this season. Second, those puffed shoulders are giving me all the 80’s vibes in the best way. In addition to the long sleeves keeping you warm, the sleeves and more modest neckline make this dress a sophisticated option for any office holiday party! Keep the look classic with statement earrings and a red lip, or add some edge with fun heels and a belt to show off your shape. Shop even more work party dresses at various price points below!

10 Crosby Derek Lam Plaid Shirtdress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide
10 Crosby Derek Lam Plaid Shirtdress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

10 Crosby Derek Lam Plaid Shirtdress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

10 Crosby Derek Lam Plaid Shirtdress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide
10 Crosby Derek Lam Plaid Shirtdress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

GIFT EXCHANGE / GET TOGETHER WITH FRIENDS

In addition to work holiday parties and bigger bashes throughout the season, we all have smaller social gatherings this time of year, don’t we? My friends and I always plan at least one evening for a holiday dinner/cocktails/gift exchange before we all go home for Christmas. A couple years ago I even hosted a cookie decorating party! This year my friend Rachel is having us all over for a potluck holiday dinner, and I’m bringing an appetizer and a dessert (these cookies – THE FREAKING BEST!). On nights like this, I like to dress up a little bit. It’s not often we have the chance to get everyone together at once because we are all so busy! I consider it a bit of a special occasion. This year’ll I’ll probably wear something like this dress + boot combo, or perhaps leather leggings, a sweater and heels. Shop more looks for these occasions below!

Draper James Cocktail Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide
Draper James Cocktail Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

Draper James Cocktail Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

Draper James Cocktail Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide
Draper James Cocktail Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

CHRISTMAS EVE

I don’t know about y’all, but my family always dresses up for Christmas Eve! We have a nice sit-down dinner following the Christmas Eve church service, and everyone is usually in cocktail attire. Keeping church in mind, I usually opt for something like this dress: a festive number with a longer hem and flattering neckline. For added coverage, top with a pashmina or fur stole! Shop more Christmas Eve looks below:

Brown Fox Fur Vest | The Style Scribe
Brown Fox Fur Vest | The Style Scribe

Brown Fox Fur Vest | The Style Scribe

Brown Fox Fur Vest | The Style Scribe
Brown Fox Fur Vest | The Style Scribe

CHRISTMAS DAY

I take a similar approach to Christmas Day as I do to Thanksgiving. Comfortable, cozy and dressy-casual. I typically end up in skinny jeans, boots and some kind of sweater + vest/poncho/cape combo. It’s comfy enough to lounge around and eat all day in, but your look is elevated enough for family photos, when meeting new or unexpected guests, or for any social plans arise after your day with family. We usually go to our family friend’s house after we’ve celebrated at home for drinks, games and general merriment, and the younger crowd goes out after that! This is sort of my go-to look that’ll keep me looking cute all day and night long. Shop some of my favorite vests and ponchos below to recreate this look yourself:

Alexis Sequin Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide
Alexis Sequin Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

Alexis Sequin Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

Alexis Sequin Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide
Alexis Sequin Dress | Holiday Party Outfit Guide

NEW YEAR’S EVE

I’m going allll out for NYE this year, mostly because I’m doing something new and different. Some of my girlfriends and I will be heading to Nashville for the holiday, so I plan to really dress up for the occasion! I find New Year’s Eve to be a particularly overrated holiday, but that definitely doesn’t stop me from playing the part. Alexis has some incredible sequined options this season, and I loved the unexpected pink + red combo on this one. Shop even more NYE looks below!

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