15 Party-Ready Ways to Wear Pants for the Holidays

When it comes to holiday dressing, my fellow editors often discuss which dresses they have their eyes on. I, on the other hand, quickly jump in with all the pants I'm considering. If you're like me, you pretty much live in some form of pants, with nary a dress or skirt in sight. I've only worn pants to weddings and even wore a bridal jumpsuit to my own nuptials. Thankfully the past few years have brought about some great styles that fit right in for all sorts of festivities.

There are a couple outfits with pants that I'm considering wearing to my upcoming holiday parties. One idea for an effortless ensemble is to pair a white blouse with black pants, making sure that either the shirt or the pants has an interesting detail. Another alternative is to throw on a going-out top with metallic detailing and styling it with a more straightforward style like slim leather pants. As for how to complete these outfits, any of these options go great with oversize earrings, a sleek mini bag, and statement boots.

I rounded up some of the most inspiring pant outfits from my Instagram favorites that are perfect for your next holiday party. From minimalist styling to outstanding head-turning looks, I found a little something to fit just about every personal style.

This British fashion influencer has us considering a pair of red velvet pants for our next party.

Swap out your usual black pants for a red textured option.

Ruffle-hem pants instantly make an outfit more festive, especially when paired with bold heels.

These pants have a subtle ruffle that's great for a night out or even the office.

Karen Blanchard gives her masculine-inspired pants look a party feel with the help of statement drop earrings.

Caroline Daur gets party-ready with majorly flared black pants and fuzzy sandals.

This street style outfit proves how chic wide-leg pants can be as a party ensemble.

Classic black pants go a long way with a ruffle-sleeved top and gold fringed ankle boots.

Elevate classic black leather pants with a metallic cropped top, mini box bag, and pumps.

These faux-leather pants are a steal at under $100.

Charlotte Groeneveld shows how you can turn office-ready pants into a party look with a sequined top.

A chic red lip and a few unbuttoned buttons is all this effortless white shirt–and–black pant outfit needed to turn into a holiday party look.

This British style muse show how you can go all out with a head-turning pair of printed wide-leg pants.

These paperbag-waist pants get the holiday party treatment with the help of bold kitten heels.

This minimalist outfit shows how to pull off white wide-leg pants at your holiday festivities.

Black ankle-tie pants coupled with a vibrant button-down shirt make for a standout ensemble.

Danielle Bernstein makes a fashion-forward statement in a ruffled top and belted pants cinched just so.

If you're searching for a new pair of stylish pants and need inspiration, we've got you covered with our edit of the coolest picks online.