What to Wear to a Casual Holiday Party

Holiday parties are a great time to celebrate special events with friends, family, and colleagues. Whether the parties are to be held at home, informal festive restaurants, or at the office, keep on reading on how to be the most stylish guest in a casual holiday party without looking underdressed or overdone.

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Holiday parties are usually smart casual in setting and call for a more toned down yet appropriate holiday look. For your party outfit, you may go for festive and cheery shades of red, orange, yellow, green, pink, and even bright blue to add some fun to your outfit. Though blue denim jeans are casual, you may want to trade them with a colorful version or a pair of dress pants with a festive top that shows off that party vibe. If you’re not a jeans-and-shirt type of girl, then go for a festive dress.

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It’s time to showcase your sequin ensembles as they’re known for holiday scenes. To avoid looking over-the-top, go with one sequin ensemble and pair it with neutral pieces. Sparkly bottoms always go well with muted tops and you can have your pick from feminine blouses, knitted tops, structured blazers, lightweight crop tops and such that are all great. Just be sure to wear a pair of classic shoes or boots and leave those gigantic totes at home reaching for a clutch or a small handbag.

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If you’re not a fan of sequin, you may still get that shine through silk, velvet, satin and such fabrics, that give your look a more sophisticated feel. You may go for metallic shades of silver and gold that look glamorously perfect for the party. Gold and silver hues go well with anything adding a touch of elegance to your look without totally making it snobby like other shades sometimes do.

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For an edgy statement, you may go for leather ensembles like a leather dress, leather jacket, or even leather trousers. If you’re bored on neutral shades of brown and black, you may go for a colored version of leather that’s now widely available on the market. For a shiny finish, opt for a patent leather instead of a genuine one.

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Colorful floral prints are a great choice for keeping your ladylike vibe without compromising the party theme. Wearing floral prints without sequins doesn’t mean you can forgo adding a little bit of shimmer and shine to your look. Floral prints are perfect ones to coordinate with your blings and accessories. However, you must do it in moderation as wearing loads of blings in too many places would look overdone. Just go for a simple and classic style of earrings and bracelet if you’re planning to sport them together. Or, you can go for a statement necklace alone to ensure that you’ll look chic and not tacky.

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On the other hand, if you don’t want to look too clubby on the holiday party, then wear your winter whites and pastels instead of festive colors. A monochromatic outfit is sure to stand out in a sea of dark colors. Just make sure your monochrome pieces are of varied textures like silk, fur, leather, and lace to keep your outfit from being boring and one-dimensional. If you want to keep the smart casual attire but also want to look stylish at the holiday party, sport a suit or a blazer. This way, you’ll still look feminine, modest, and smart while enjoying the holiday with friends.

Enjoy the festive occasion and relax into the evening with both style and comfort through your fashionable outfit.

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