How to Dress for the Holidays If You're a Minimalist

While you can't argue with the fact that this is the most festive time of the year, that doesn't mean you're required to wear complicated holiday outfits if that's not your style. There are a number of minimalistic outfit ideas that are perfect for the holiday season and require minimal fuss.

While modern silhouettes and clean lines are hallmarks of a minimalistic girl's aesthetic, there's no time like the present to kick things up a notch: Swap out your neutrals for something with a little sparkle or lace, or try out a silky slip dress or velvet wrap dress. The beauty of statement-making pieces is that they stand on their own, minimizing the need to tack on additional bells and whistles, so to speak, so you can stick to your simple sartorial sensibilities even for festive holiday events.

Keep scrolling to see and shop seven holiday outfits that are perfect for minimalists.


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Layer a turtleneck under a slip dress and add a pair of ankle boots in a similar color family.

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Swap out a black blazer for a winter-white one and add a lace top or bodysuit, jeans, and pumps.

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For dressy affairs, opt for a velvet wrap dress and ankle boots.

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Swap out your typical neutral top for a sequined one, and add black trousers and mules.

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Try wearing a drapey kimono over a white tee. Add cropped black flares and ankle boots.

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If you want more coverage, wear a duster jacket or trench over your crop top and satin pants.

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A monochrome look is always sleek and sophisticated. 

This story was originally published on December 8, 2016, and has since been updated.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.