I love December! The lights, the music, the joy, the bubby that is at every party (that might have something to do with all the joy) and… the clothes! Ha! Really though, it’s a full month of holiday wear and it can be like a little daunting. No fear, I pulled some holiday-inspired clothes from my own closet to help you out. Most of these items I already owned, but a few are new pieces. I linked similar items to the clothes I purchased in previous years so you can buy the look now.
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This may not scream holiday, but I love the colors and it has some metallic thread that goes through it which makes it more festive. Vests for our southern fall/winter are perfect and while this is one I found last year (you ready for this… at Sams. Yes, the wholesale club!), I linked another one that would work. Ideally I would have worn this to go get our Christmas tree. Instead, I never changed after my workout and wore lululemon leggings and a white tee shirt!
Anthropologie has my number. I’d pretty much buy anything in that store. I went in for this gorgeous Christmas plaid skirt, but it didn’t look quite right on me. I tried this snow flurry skirt on and loved it! Paired it with a red sweater (it is SO soft) and voila… looked like I was out of an 50’s holiday movie. Ok, maybe not, but I wore it the Nutcracker and may pull it out for some parties later in the season. I can see wearing this skirt all winter. with a white top. And the red sweater will make a repeat appearance in this post.
Well, here it is again! I bought these velvet pants from Loft last year. I’ve linked similar ones they currently have in stock. How easy and classic is this outfit? I’m totally wearing this to one of my kid’s school parties. Here’s a tip when you wear red… if you are wearing red lipstick it needs to match exactly. If it doesn’t, opt for a pinky nude color. I learned this from Lauren at About Face in Mandeville. Miss that place!
There was a time when I thought I would die before I wore faux leather leggings. Ha! Well, this is my second year owning these Spanx leather leggings and I adore them. I love pairing them with a pretty blouse for either a holiday happy hour or dinner. This banana republic shirt is from last year, but I linked one I had my eye on at Anthropologie. Pardon my door in the shot… I’m trying to get better at this!
Christmas Plaid is my jam. I have Christmas plaid place mats, Christmas plaid ribbon for our tree and a Christmas plaid blouse! I bought this top from Madewell last year, but there is TONS of Christmas plaid out there this season. I’ve linked a few of my favorites! And… my velvet pants. These are going to show up a lot.
Did you think I was going to forget about my cropped Paige denim in the winter? No way! And look – more Christmas plaid! I bought this shirt several years ago from J Crew (remember y’all… shop your closet first!), and I still wear it. It’s flannel and so comfy. At some point we will take the kids to the Holiday Lights at Constellation Field and I plan on throwing this on to wear assuming it isn’t 80 degrees outside!
A sequined bomber. This is one my most favorite things I purchased when I worked at a darling boutique in Mandeville. Here I have paired with my black flares and some glitzy shoes, but it would just as cute with some skinny jeans and tennis shoes for a casual NYE celebration! I’ve linked a beautiful sequined blazer from Nordstrom so you can get the same look.
Ok. Now this is one of my all-time favorite tops! It’s Crosby by Mollie Burch. If you haven’t checked out this line, you should. It’s pricey, but for a few statement pieces, I think it’s worth it. There is something about a pretty black top. I’ve worn this top more times than I can count in the past year. For the holidays I paired it with my velvet pants, glitzy shoes and some shiny earrings. Also, funny story, every time I wear all black I think of Tiffany at We Five Kings (are you following her? you should!). She posted a funny meme about how she doesn’t usually wear all black so every time I do I think of her!
You didn’t think I’d leave this post without styling my favorite white tee for the holidays, did you? Really though this is all about the velvet blazer! I bought this last year at Nordstrom (linked a similar one!) and I wore it over my cocktail dresses to holiday parties and over white tees for a girls night out!
So, maybe you don’t have ALL of this in your closet, and you aren’t about to go spend a ton for an entire holiday wardrobe so what should you get? I’d vote for the velvet pants or velvet blazer. Both of these items can be worn in a casual or dressy setting and you can find both at a decent price point. If you are really feeling it also maybe get a Christmas plaid shirt. You’ll wear it year after year!
Next post… the two cocktail dresses I’ll be wearing to all my holiday parties!
Have a holly jolly day friends!
p.s. Do you like the OFF can on my front porch in the first picture? ha! It’s obvious we live in Texas!