Blog: Crossroads Style

December 3rd, 2018 by Jennifer Beile 8 Holiday Outfits That Don’t Require a Dress

It’s officially December and the start of holiday party season! The holidays are stressful enough without having to add the extra pressure about what to wear to your office Christmas party, your best friend’s white elephant gift exchange, and the final fashion decision of the year, the dreaded New Year’s Eve outfit debacle. A dress is a traditional fall back for a holiday party. This year, step out of the norm and create a new comfort zone around, well, comfort. Take a look at some of my favorite non-dress party looks to inspire your holiday style this year.

Take a cue from Aureta and put on a pair of metallic party pants.
holiday outfit with metallic pants

Too cold to take off your favorite oversized chunky knit? Simply throw on a pair of skinnies, chic booties, and a statement clutch and you’re party ready.
oversized sweater and clutch for holiday style.

Leather never fails. A pair of legging pants or leggings will dress up any simple sweater or blouse for an edgy holiday look.
Leather leggings for a holiday party.

Rich and luxurious, velvet is the ideal festive fabric for the holiday season.
velvet pants for the holiday party.

When in doubt, add sparkle. Sequins are essential for holiday dressing, whether accented with accessories or daring with a sequin blazer.
sequin blazer as a holiday party idea.

Go bold with a statement-making, vibrant colored jumpsuit.
woman wearing a vibrant colored jumpsuit for a holiday idea.

Can holiday athleisure be done? Yes, yes it can. Create a monochromatic outfit to elevate your joggers and add an oversized teddy coat and heels.
woman wearing a monochromatic athleisure inspired outfit for the holiday.

Want a little swing in your step? A muted jewel-tone skirt with a chunky knit and booties can go a long way this season.
woman wearing a chunky knit and skirt for the holiday.


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