7 Christmas Holiday Outfit Ideas for Every Event

‘Tis the season for parties, family gatherings, special events, food, fun and so much more. And all of these events call for special outfits. I’ve always loved dressing for the Christmas and for the holidays, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that holiday outfits don’t necessarily require special purchases.

It’s more than doable to create holiday outfits from your closet without having to purchase all new pieces. Strategically purchase a piece or two or some accessories that can give your everyday pieces a festive feel.

Here are seven holiday outfit ideas from basic pieces you can keep wearing for the rest of the winter.

A fun party, lunch or brunch holiday outfit

This mini sweater dress from Old Navy is the perfect base for creating a festive holiday outfit. It’s loose fitting and leaves plenty of room for treats and desserts. Add a plaid scarf, some sparkly earrings and a sparkly beanie and you are set. If your climate is colder, add tights.

mini sweater dress holiday outfit, winter outfit

Scarf- JCrew Factory; boots- Target; option; necklace; earrings- option; beanie- option option

Need ideas for a work christmas party outfit?

Top this midi turtleneck sweater dress with a blazer and your totally work appropriate. It’s also a nice option for holiday church services. It’s modest choice for work or church or church holiday events.

sweater dress with blazer work Christmas party outfit

Blazer- similar; boots- Nordstrom; earrings- similar; necklace- similar

This outfit would also be appropriate for your work holiday events or church services. An elevated basic like this grey pointelle sweater with ruffle sleeves paired with bright red bottoms is a great holiday outfit idea. You can continue to wear each piece seperately throughout the winter once the holidays are over.

Sweater – option; option; option; Pants- JCPenney; option; option; pumps old- option; necklace- Kendra Scott; clutch- option

Holiday Date Night or Dinner Party

Take your holiday outfit up a notch with a leopard slip skirt, vneck sweater and strappy sandals. This outfit would be fun reversed with a black vneck sweater and red heels too.

Skirt- Amazon; sweater- similar; sandals- similar

Holiday Outfit Ideas for Casual Events

Head to the Christmas tree farm or evening tree lighting in a plaid shirt and lug sole boots. Keep warm in this silk lined beanie that won’t frizz your hair.

plaid shirt and light wash jeans holiday outfit ideas

Shirt- Old Navy; jeans- Gap- option; similar; boots- Zappos; turtleneck- option; option; beanie- Amazon

Red and black are always a classic fall back for a holiday outfit. Make more festive with red plaid and a touch of leopard.

red plaid top holiday outfit idea

Cardigan- option; top- option; option; option; leopard boots- option

Take a basic cream cable knit sweater and medium wash jeans and add a plaid scarf for an instant holiday outfit.

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