I know that Halloween has quite literally just ended, but now that it is November, I am in full holiday-season mode. I'm planning my travels, booking après-ski reservations, and, of course, planning all of my upcoming winter looks. The most exciting are my holiday-party looks. I'm a sucker for all of the cliché fabrics and motifs that pop up around this time of year. The velvet, sequins, bows, and feathers—I can't get enough of it. It's clothing that puts you in a good mood and makes you want to celebrate, and while my holiday-party calendar is still looking a little thin (yes, that is me dropping a hint that you should throw a holiday party and invite yours truly), I'm not letting that stop me from getting a few good holiday-party outfits on deck. When I do receive a party invite, I'll be ready.
I went to some retailers that I know are stocking up on tons of chic items to guarantee you're the best dressed at your upcoming holiday festivities. Reformation is always at the top of my list for any party look, and the brand is not playing around when it comes to holiday-season pieces. H&M's holiday accessories are so good I almost wanted to gatekeep them.
Keep scrolling to see the 40 holiday party–ready items I'm loving right now.
This sequin midi skirt is just begging to be worn to a holiday party. Pair it with a red sweater and red shoes for the perfect head-to-toe red look.
I mean, this is just an obvious buy. Plus, bows are having such a moment right now.
I'm getting this one for sure. It's the prettiest holiday bag under $200 out there.
I've never seen a rhinestone garçon shirt before, and wow, it is chic.
I'm picturing these paired with sheer tights and a velvet minidress.
If you're looking for a fun holiday look, Retrofête is always a great place to start.
I have always been a fan of when people add a little pink to holiday dressing.
The Emerald Knit Top from Ref comes in several different colorways, but there is something about this black-and-gold combo that feels very festive.
Sometimes, you want to go the sultry route for a holiday party, and this House of CB dress checks all my boxes.
H&M wasn't playing around with this rhinestone dress. It looks way more expensive than it is.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Grace has always been a lover of all things fashion and beauty. Upon receiving her first degree in visual communications from FIDM in Los Angeles, she moved to New York City and continued her education at LIM College, majoring in fashion media with a minor in society and culture. Grace has worked for PhotoBook magazine, Insider, and Harper's Bazaar. As a writer, Grace has had pieces published covering topics including racial justice, fashion, politics, and current events. During her free time, she loves wine tasting, creating content for her social media, spending time with friends, traveling to new places, and Pilates, and has a love for reality television, especially The Real Housewives. Grace is the person in your friend group everyone goes to for recommendations for the best place to grab drinks in NYC on a Friday night or the best hotels and restaurants to try when traveling to a new city. While fashion is her main love, she loves all things wellness and lifestyle as well. Her ideal sunday is brunching with friends then walking around furniture shopping and listening to a podcast. As the assistant shopping editor at Who What Wear, Grace loves finding the best buys out there for the WWW readers.
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