The Coolest Winter Party Outfits, Period

The holiday season can quickly get overwhelming, and with so many events likely to start popping up on your social calendar in the coming weeks, from family get-togethers to Friendsgiving to Christmas dinners to winter parties with your besties, it's time to start planning your ensembles for each to ensure you'll have one less thing to stress about when the day arrives. Today's focus? Cool, fashion-forward winter party outfits you can piece together in mere minutes. Best of all? They're perfect for every type of social gathering, whether it's a small housewarming or a pre–New Year's Eve hangout.

Before you head to your closet to pick an outfit for the party, think about the dress code. Is it a casual get-together, or is it one that calls for slightly classier attire? For the former, turn to your favorite patent leather pants and faux-fur coat; for the latter, a sleek LBD is a fail-proof option. Ready to see the rest of our winter party outfit edit? Then read on to pick your favorite and shop our roundup of party essentials to wear during the cold-weather months.