These Are the Coolest Holiday Party Outfits, Period

Fitting in is great and all, but every holiday season we get the urge to do something different that stands out. Perhaps it’s our love for Carrie Bradshaw, or our desire to stay ahead of the curve with styling tricks and fashion trends, but whatever the matter, this December we’re determined to try at least one out-of-the-box holiday outfit idea.

To accomplished said task, we looked to a handful of women we can always rely on for outfit experimentation. Ladies like Olivia Palermo and Alexa Chung, for example. We browsed through their latest looks and gathered five truly unique ensembles that we suspect you’ll want to replicate for your next soirée as well.

Scroll down to see and shop these five creative outfits, and let us know in the comments which one(s) you’ll be trying out yourself.

#1: Statement Suit

We love a menswear moment; why not snag a suit in a festive fabric, like metallic or velvet? We can pretty much guarantee no one else will be wearing one.


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On Naomie Harris: Gucci suit; Lee Savage clutch; Christian Louboutin pumps.

Shop Our Pick:

Zara Velvet Blazer ($169) and Trousers ($100)

#2: Bold Slip Dress

We're not knocking a classic silk slip dress, but this is the holidays, for goodness sake. Let's shake things up! Try one in a bold animal print, like Alexa Chung, and layer a tuxedo blazer on top for good measure.


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On Alexa Chung: Archive by Alexa Harper Dress ($69).

#3: Major Glam

The 80s were all over the F/W 16 runways, and we think testing out the trend for New Year's Eve by way of a one-shoulder top is perfection. Finish things off with one statement earring, trousers, and heels.


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On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Saint Laurent top and heels.

#4: Embellished Sweater

Leave it to Olivia Palermo to inspire the coolest combination we've seen in a long time. Pair an embellished knit with an edgy leather skirt and choker for a look you'll definitely want to take pictures in.


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On Olivia Palermo: Versace sweater; Gianvito Rossi shoes.

#5: Matching Separates

There's something so refreshing about a matching set—especially when it's in a luxe fabric, like Bella Hadid's satin duo. Find your magic pairing, throw on a coat, and hit the town.


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On Bella Hadid: Bec & Bridge top and pants.

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