After a year and some change filled with unconventional celebrations, annual holiday gatherings, full of family and friends, can safely resume in most areas. However, while the news sounds all merry and bright, with so many parties to plan for, piecing together multiple holiday outfits can get exhausting, fast.
So, where can you turn for style inspiration?
In years past, social media would have been an obvious solution, but celebrities and influencers were under lockdown last year, too. Scrolling through their 2020 feeds will likely provide you with limited solutions beyond comfy sweats and cute loungewear sets (both of which are always acceptable options for hanging around the homestead, by the way).
If you’re itching to get decked out in something that feels even a smidge more festive, we’ve got you covered. Experts in the fashion space are sharing their ideas for holiday outfits, ahead, helping solve this dilemma before it even occurs.
You Can’t Go Wrong with Something Red
Red is a classic choice for the holiday season, but Mickey Freeman has some ideas on how to sport the shade in a more contemporary fashion.
“Choosing classic options — like a red monochromatic knit top and pencil skirt, or amid-length red dress with interesting textures or ornate embellishments — can really make all the difference in the world,” the celebrity stylist tells InStyle. “Other outfit ideas that are all the rage this holiday season include a fierce red sequin suit, a retro wine-red, velvet bodycon dress, and a casual red plaid shirt dress, which can be worn with or without a belt.”
Feel Fancy in Faux Fur
When it comes to holiday outfits, Tobi head stylist, Joanna Angeles says she associates the time of year with faux fur. For an ensemble that looks and feels luxurious, she says to “take a knee-length coat with faux fur trim and layer it with a fitted turtleneck long sleeve top, leather mini skirt or shorts, sheer tights, and knee high heeled boots. Metallic accessories, such as a clutch or headband, will add that much-needed pop of sparkle.”
Make a Statement in Sequins
“Nothing says festive like sequins,” celebrity stylist, Tiffany Briseno tells us over email. “However, instead of going for the party dress, try a matte sequin suit paired with a 1970s platform sandal for a fun and elegant look. To take your look to an unexpected level, try this in a neutral hue like brown or camel.”