A party is the best excuse to dress up more than you usually do. If you're not the type to always be on your A-game when it comes to styling, take your Christmas party as an excuse to spread your wings a little and experiment. While not everyone loves attention, we're sure nobody wants to stick out like a sore thumb. So if you're heading to celebrations during the holidays, make sure you dress to the nines. Don't have a clue where to start? These outfit ideas are a good jump-off point.
Star of the Night
Shine as bright as the stars with this ensemble. Wearing something glittery or sparkly to a party is almost a no-brainer. It's an easy choice, and it never fails to wow. Since your dress will already be glitzy, make sure that your accessories are simple but structured. Pair your sequined number with a plain bootie and clutch, and you're good to go.
If you're a fan of texture but not too bold to go for sequins, velvet is your best bet. It has a nice sheen to it that catches the attention, but it's subdued enough if you don't want to be followed by the spotlight. Get unconventional by going for a set instead of a dress. This way, you can also use the separates for different occasions.
Who says you can't wear pants to a party? These leather pants definitely break the notion that pants are boring. Just make sure that you wear one with a texture that's different from the ones you usually wear to work. Take this leather one for example. If you're not the type to show skin, a silk blouse that has long sleeves is a good match for leather pants. Pick a color that's festive like champagne or ruby. You can either keep the shoes simple or elaborate. In this case, we want something quietly chic like a pair of pointed-toe slingbacks. We'll let the quirky bag, like the Kate Spade owl clutch, do the talking.
Much has been said about the little black dress. Now, don't get us wrong; we still think it's a classic. But we say it's time to spread our wings a bit and tread a different path. Instead of dresses, we're eyeing jumpsuits. They're classy and sleek — exactly the vibe you want to exude. With this option, you can also go big with the accessories or stay simple; either way, you'd still stand out.
Got a go-to party outfit? Let us know!