Exclusive: Lauren Conrad's Cool-Girl Guide to Holiday Dressing
The holidays are coming up quickly, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. This is hands-down the happiest time of year, in my book. There’s something special about decorating our Christmas tree, wrapping presents, seeing friends at holiday parties, and spending quality time with family.
This year, I have a handful of holiday soirees lined up, so I’ve been putting together different looks for each party. Today, I’ll be sharing my favorite holiday looks and style tips, as well as a handful of my holiday season essentials. Take a look.
Cozy Sweater + Sequined Skirt
This is one of my favorite looks for a holiday party or Thanksgiving dinner. Mixing textures is a fun way to add interest to an outfit, and I love how this knit sweater dresses down this floor-length sequin skirt.
Faux Fur + Lacy Slip
This oversized, textured coat is an unexpected (and quite cozy) way to complete almost any outfit. It’s feminine and a little bit funky, perfect to throw over a cocktail dress for a night out or over jeans and a t-shirt during the day.
Glam Cocktail Dress + Metallic Heels
This sleek metallic dress is perfect for a holiday cocktail party or winter wedding. The silhouette is classic and simple, but the sheen gives it the perfect amount of sparkle for a special night out during the holidays. And I’m also pretty in love with these rose gold pumps too…
Credits: Zimmerman Riot Bronze Dress ($625); Jennifer Zeuner Roxanne Triple Band Ring ($264, similar style) in Gold Vermeil; Marie Turner The Lunch Clutch ($290) in Black Pyramid Studs; Paul Andrew Solace Metallic Nappa with Python Slingbacks ($895).
Slip Dress + Glittery Oxfords
This holiday season I’ll definitely be stepping out of my style comfort zone and trying things I haven’t worn before. Why not, right? We all need a break from heels from time to time, and these sparkly oxfords are the perfect retreat. Worn with a flowy dress and a blazer resting on your shoulders, this look is perfect for a dinner date at your favorite restaurant.
Tailored Jacket + Skinny Jeans
A tailored jacket is one those pieces that can completely change the look of an outfit. Pairing it with a silk blouse and a pair of skinny jeans creates the perfect look for a day at the office or out at meetings. It’s functional while remaining stylish. The pop of color from the teal pumps adds a little something extra, too. I love this outfit for a busy day of meetings that ends with cocktails with my girlfriends.
Credits: Zadig & Voltaire Vedax Dore Deluxe Blazer ($700); Cami NYC The Blacklace Black Cami ($138); Citizens of Humanity Racer Skinny Jeans ($248) in Folklore; Kurt Geiger London Bond Shoes ($500) in Green.
Leather Jacket + Lace Maxi
This is one of my favorite day-to-night looks. Mixing a feminine ivory dress (complete with gorgeous lace details) and a leather moto jacket is a great way to attain a fresh look. Also, the ankle socks add a little extra sweetness to the edgy lace-up heels.
Credits: Schott for Urban Outfitters Ex-Boyfriend Leather Moto Jacket ($690) in Black; Zimmermann Riot Eyelet Bell Dress With Slip ($1650); Gaspard Yurkievich and Gerbe Ankle Socks ($40) in Rose Des Sables-Dore; Aquazzura Babe Cutout Booties ($695) in Black.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Stylist: Sarah Schussheim
Hair: Kristin Ess
Makeup: Amy Nadine
Manicurist: Kait Mosh
Sergio Rossi Lady Jane Pumps ($620)
As many of you already know, there aren’t too many things I love more than rose gold accents. So when I saw these chic pumps, I knew I had to have them. The shimmery cap-toe gives this classic nude pump a little something extra. This is definitely a shoe you can wear all season long.
Equipment Lillian Pajama Set ($388)
What would the holidays be without some time spent relaxing with family and friends at home? Be the coziest and most stylish one in this adorable pajama set from Equipment.
What's your go-to party look this season?