Picking out the perfect outfit for your holiday shindig can be stressful. Whether you're celebrating with a family dinner or a big party, there are so many factors to keep in mind when choosing Christmas Day outfits, Hanukkah ensembles, and all manner of party attire. You want to be festive but not kitschy, and cool but still family-time appropriate. To help you find an outfit you won't end up regretting, we've rounded up some easy ways to take potentially problematic outfits and make sure they're perfect for your festivities. We have some tips on how to style a cheery sweater, a sparkly dress, festive colors, and more. Scroll down to see the fail-proof ways to wear classic holiday outfits you won't regret.
The Over-the-Top Midi Dress
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Everyone loves an over-the-top, festive dress for the holidays. Pair it with high leather boots to make sure you're not too dressy for the occasion.
The Most Ubiquitous Colors
Nothing screams holiday spirit like throwing some red and green into your outfit. To avoid looking tacky, subtly work the shades into your look via accessories and accents.
The Layered Turtleneck
Any dress is made better when layered over a turtleneck. We suggest a white turtleneck with a darker-hued dress to provide some chic contrast. Pair with black or bold-colored booties.
The Pop of Print
If you're hoping to keep it classic but still want to show a bit of personality, try adding a pop of print with your pumps. From leopard to snake, animal prints are continue to dominate.
The Suit Set
It's suiting season, and there's no better or simpler outfit to wear to your next holiday shindig. A matching suit set makes for an immediately put-together look. Add a bag in a similar hue and you're set (yes, pun intended).
The Blazer Dress
Any dress can be made winter-appropriate with a pair of black tights. This includes a blazer dress, winter's answer to summer's flowing cotton dresses. Belt your blazer and get to the party!
The Simple Skirt
Every fashion girl's closet is likely overflowing with pleated skirts—a fall fashion staple. Simply pair one with an oversize sweater for a look that will keep you cozy all night long.
The Cool Culottes
Culottes are making a comeback, and we're here for it. Grab a leather pair and style them with knee-high boots and a turtleneck for our favorite holiday look.
Don't shy away from winter whites for the ultimate holiday look. The snow outside will practically be a matching accessory.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.