While your closet has to be versatile all year round, when it comes to the holiday season, you’ll need your outfits to be more hard working than ever. You’ll have events to attend, dinners, lunches, casual days, winter walks… and your outfits have to work for all of those. Below, you’ll find all the outfits for the holidays you need for any day, no matter how formal or casual.
Below, you’ll find tops, bottoms, coats, dresses, shoes and accessories from Nordstrom with whom we are collaborating for this article. You can mix and match to create countless holiday outfits.
What to think about when choosing your holiday outfits
1. Festive colors
The holiday season is the perfect time to add colors associated with the festive period to your outfits. You’ll see plenty of red in the capsule below.
Eliza J Velvet Blazer – Nordstrom Cashmere Essential V-Neck Sweater – Rails Maya Satin A-Line Skirt – Pelle Moda Binni Half d’Orsay Sandal – Cult Gaia Nia Beaded Clutch – Ettika Crystal Drop Earrings
2. Luxurious materials
Look out for silks, satin, cashmere and lace to make any outfit feel dressier.
Eliza J Velvet Blazer – Rails Kate Lynx Print Silk Button-Up Blouse – Halogen Wide Leg Pants – Michael Kors Porter Bootie – Cult Gaia Nia Beaded Clutch – Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Hammered J Hoop Earrings
Even if you’re a minimalist at heart, you may be tempted to add at least one embellishment to your holiday season outfits. Look out for sequins and statement shoes.
Fraiche by J Johnny Long Sleeve Jumpsuit – Pelle Moda Binni Half d’Orsay Sandal – Badgley Mischka Collection Cher Crystal Embellished Pump – Nina Crystal Embellished Minaudière – COACH Pretzel & Apple Charm Necklace
4. Warmth and practicality
While style is always important if you want to feel at your most confident, you’ll also want to make sure you’re warm enough for cooler days. Choose cozy sweaters and coats.
Ted Baker London Rose Wool Blend Wrap Coat – Vince Band Collar Silk Blouse – PAIGE Manhattan High Waist Bootcut Jeans – Michael Kors Porter Bootie – Rebecca Minkoff Julian Small Chevron Quilted Leather Backpack – COACH Pretzel & Apple Charm Necklace
outfits for the holidays: Tops
Now, onto some specific choices for your holiday season outfits. For your tops, a white blouse is always a classic (even better if it’s silk). You can also look out for asymmetric details, bright colors and dramatic prints.
Vince Band Collar Silk Blouse – Rails Kate Lynx Print Silk Button-Up Blouse – Careste Madison Sleeveless Silk Top – Nordstrom Cashmere Essential V-Neck Sweater
Coats and jackets to go with your outfits for the holidays
Particularly as the weather is cooling down for most of you, you’ll need stylish coats and jackets to add to your outfits. Look out for blazers you can add to elevate your outfits, classy wrap coats to wear over your evening dresses, and warmer padded coats to keep you warm on your winter walks.
Eliza J Velvet Blazer – Anne Klein Monterey Open Front Peplum Cardigan – Ted Baker London Rose Wool Blend Wrap Coat – Sam Edelman Belted Longline Puffer Jacket
A pair of well-fitting jeans like the PAIGE bootcuts (below) is a true staple of any wardrobe, and you can dress them up with heels and a blazer, or down for daywear. Also look out for pants that will make a statement with bright shades, on-trend prints and sequins.
PAIGE Manhattan High Waist Bootcut Jeans – Halogen Wide Leg Pants – Favorite Daughter The Favorite Pant Pleat Pants – Endless Rose Sequin Slit Leg Flare Pants
Dresses, jumpsuit and skirt
Even if you don’t usually wear dresses and skirts, you probably tend to wear them during the festive season. A black dress or jumpsuit will go with everything, and you can change the look of your outfit for different occasions with your shoes and accessories. Red will add drama, while you could wear a bias cut skirt with your cozy sweaters.
Nordstrom Long Sleeve Trapeze Dress – Eliza J Body-Con Ruffle Detail Cocktail Dress – Fraiche by J Johnny Long Sleeve Jumpsuit – Rails Maya Satin A-Line Skirt
outfits for the holidays – Shoes and boots
To go with your outfits for the holidays, you’ll need a great pair of shoes. To really dress up your outfits, look out for shoes with embellishments such as the crystal pumps and gold detail heels below. Don’t forget you’ll need practical, flat boots for casual days and walks.
Pelle Moda Binni Half d’Orsay Sandal – Badgley Mischka Collection Cher Crystal Embellished Pump – Michael Kors Porter Bootie – Rykä Brae Water-Repellent Lace-Up Boot
Your accessories will add the finishing touches to your outfits for the holidays. Clutch bag and statement jewelry will be perfect for evenings, while you could opt for a backpack for more casual days.
Rebecca Minkoff Julian Small Chevron Quilted Leather Backpack – Cult Gaia Nia Beaded Clutch – Nina Crystal Embellished Minaudière – COACH Pretzel & Apple Charm Necklace – Ettika Crystal Drop Earrings – Tory Burch Circle Logo Stud Earrings – Argento Vivo Sterling Silver Hammered J Hoop Earrings
Your outfits for the holidays together in one capsule
Below, you could see how you could put together some of the clothes, shoes and accessories from above to create outfits each day, no matter whether you’re going for a walk or to a party.
There are 9 outfits for the holidays ideas for you here, but you could create many more outfits with the same clothes and accessories. For instance, you could wear the white blouse and red pants, the check pants with the lace boots and sweater, the jeans with the velvet blazer or the red dress with a pair of opaque tights and the gold heel boots.
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Ah I LOVE all the red! Do you guys have any models of larger sizes with the really cool sequined pants on? I’d love to be that daring but I don’t know if my size allows for it to look as cool as I think it does (16w/5’8″). Heck I’m stepping out of my comfort zone by wearing espresso brown corduroy pants to Thanksgiving.
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Hi Kirsten, There’s no reason why you can’t absolute rock sequin pants. I noticed that Nordstrom has quite a variety of them on the site at https://rstyle.me/+Vttci9iesoqonH5HAt4SqA . Many of them come in larger sizes. I think sequin pants are a great option for the holiday season!