As hectic as this time of year may get, the holiday season brings about so many activities and events to be excited about, like reuniting with loved ones, revisiting your favorite holiday films from childhood, and indulging in the likes of eggnog and cookies. And to be honest, getting all done up for holiday parties ranks pretty high on the list as well. When else is being decked out in sequins, metallics, feathers and the like (and all at once, if you’re bold), considered not only the norm, but the welcomed expectation?
Outfit planning for seasonal soirées is indeed yet another task on your to-do list. But before you panic, don’t. The holidays are ideal for simply having fun with fashion — remembering this may make shopping significantly less stressful, too. Still, there are a number of trendy outfit combinations to try out during the holidays. Many of them you should be able to recreate with some of the pieces you already have in your closet. This year, consider playing up the current runway and street style trends with a festive spin. For example, you can make an all-denim ensemble work for a holiday event or party with bold, glitzy accessories like a beaded clutch and glittery platform boots. Or, try updating the classics — think an understated LBD with rhinestone-encrusted heels — or trading in a solid-color suit for one with vibrant prints.
Ahead, here are 19 outfit ideas to keep in mind (or even recreate) for any holiday parties ahead. Then, keep these inspired holiday styles in your back pocket for a night out next year as well.