Welcome to the cool weather seasons. It’s like one minute you’re putting on your swimsuits, and the next you’re trick-or-treating. Suddenly you find yourself wondering what to wear to Thanksgiving dinner and what you should get your Aunt Gayle for Christmas. We’ve got you covered with our nine stylish outfit ideas for the holidays. P.S. Get your Aunt Gayle some stylish women’s clothing and a couple of cute sweaters for you and every other woman on your list.
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- Midi Dresses — You may think once the weather drops below a certain temperature you need to put away your summer dresses. Just because it’s getting dark out earlier than before doesn’t mean that you can’t wear some chic dresses to your next holiday party. The trick to wearing midi dresses or any dresses, really, during the colder months is to layer them. Wear a turtleneck under your dress. Layer with a cozy open cardigan. Add on stockings or tights underneath your dress so your legs stay warm.
- Wide-Leg Trousers — Not all of us want to wear dresses for the holiday season. Many women prefer to wear trousers, thank you very much. If you want to get some wide-leg trousers without having to go into the store and try them on and talk to people, go online and go shopping for new trousers at a women’s boutique clothing online store. You can pair your wide-leg trousers with light long-sleeved shirts or an apron top. Layer up with a blazer for style or a fleece cardigan if you get chilly.
- Bold Colors — It’s time to break out the bold colors for the holiday season. You don’t have to just stick to the classic winter colors for the holidays. You can go bold by introducing neon colors into your winter wardrobe. Try a bright green dress or a pretty electric blue top. To balance out the look, so you don’t look like a walking neon billboard, wear dark or neutral colors for the rest of your outfit. That means if you’re wearing a bright top or dress, you’ll want neutral-toned pants or dark-hued shoes.
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- Neutral Colors — Just like there’s plenty of room to play with bold colors this holiday season, there are plenty of ways to play with neutral colors as well. When wearing neutral colors, you can wear a monochromatic look from head to toe because the colors are so understated. If you do want to add a splash of color, it’s easy because earth tones, off-white, or light gray easily pair with just about every color of the rainbow.
- Chunky Sweaters and Cozy Knits — Get snuggly with chunky sweaters and cozy knits. When wearing oversized sweaters, balance out the look by wearing form-fitting trousers or a tighter skirt. If you’re wearing a flowy top, you don’t want to wear flowy pants, or else it will overwhelm your outfit. For an effortlessly chic look, try a chunky sweater with jeans.
- Fun Prints — Did you know that in Japan, eating KFC for Christmas is a holiday tradition? Yes! It’s true. According to the BBC, it all started thanks to a 1974 marketing campaign for “Kentucky for Christmas,” which became a country-wide tradition to this day. That being said, whatever you think you have to eat or wear on Christmas is all up to you. You don’t have to eat fruitcakes or wear that horrid Christmas sweater that Aunt Gayle knitted for you — bless her heart. Instead, wear fun prints this holiday season that you’ll actually love wearing. You don’t have to stick to traditional holiday prints with Christmas trees and reindeer. Go for fun prints in bold colors to suit your style.
- Sparkle and Shine — If there’s a holiday classic that you do want to jump on, go for one that sparkles and shines. Not all that glitters is gold. In fact, you’re probably more likely to wear silver and sequins during the holiday season. Take a look at fall clothes for women to get inspired by the sparkly dresses or shiny sweaters you can wear to your friend’s holiday party.
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- Don’t Forget to Accessorize — If you love to sparkle and shine, get yourself some sparkly and shiny accessories. Enjoy silver earrings and pretty gold necklaces. If you want some classic holiday accessories, channel your inner grandma and try brooches.
- Pretty Heels and Chunky Boots — While we’re on the topic of accessories, don’t forget about shoes. You can wear strappy gold heels to your next holiday party. If you’re having a more casual holiday get-together, try chunky boots. When you’re trudging through the cold and possibly icy winter terrain, be sure to wear boots with treads on the bottom. Consider rubber soles for more traction. It’s not worth wearing those stilettos if you might slip when you’re walking.