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Holiday Party Outfits – A Fresh Look

December 2, 2015

Alright friends, break out that rolodex of babysitters because it’s time to gear up for holiday party season. What to bring? What to make? What to WEAR?!!!!!! The latter being the main thing that stresses people out according to a study conducted by me and my one friend. Although our subjects were limited, we concluded there is at least a 50% chance that someone else might be struggling over outfit selection and hence determined it warranted a blog post. So here’s how it went down. I emailed a few of my sisters and  Kaytlynn (my second cousin by marriage who happens to be terribly fashionably chic) and asked if they could help me out. You know, each come up with a holiday outfit, meet in a festive location, do a photoshoot, and pretend for 5 minutes that we are on the set of Sex and the City. Oh and drink champagne. These little gatherings always include champagne (for 3/4th of us at least… oh pregnancy, womp.) Kidding!

Abby, who is a buyer for my favorite store, came up with a mood board for each look in, oh, about 3 minutes and 52 seconds, because just she has an eye for “looks” like that.

So with her inspiration in mind, we came up with a new take on some holiday party outfits.

holiday party outfit

We’ll start with the designated driver.

That’s me;) Because I’m probably the only one who is going to remember what anyone looked like by the end of the night anyway!

Statement Pants + Simple Flowy Top + Pop Color Clutch

holiday party outfits

Being that I am currently in that is-she-pregnant-or-too-much-beer phase of my life, I went for a flowy oversized blouse paired with more of an edgy pant , leather (vegan) of course, and a fun neutral shoe, with a pop of color in my bag.

holiday party outfits

holiday party outfits

Wearing:

Top // Pants (these are also amazing) // Bag (old Hobo) similar here // Shoes (old Rachel Comey) similar here and slightly different look but love these // Necklace

 

High Rise Cropped Flares + Simple Top + Fun Shoes

holiday party oufit

Next up is Abby. She opted for a causal vibe dressing up some denim with a simple off the shoulder black top and fun accessories. This look can be intimidating because when people hear “high rise” they think “mom jean”…. I’ll let you be the judge of that.

holiday party outfit

holiday party outfits

And her shoes are vintage Versace (I believe she bought them at a consignment shop) but I linked some fun options below.

holiday party outfits

If you aren’t ready to shimmy the shoulders (or it’s just plain freezing out), here is another way to rock the denim. Turtleneck, military jacket, hat, mules.

holiday party outfits

Wearing:

Top // Jeans // Shoes (old) but these are great // Scarf (old) similar here 

Look 2: Shirt // Jacket (old) // Shoes (old) similar here // Hat

Printed Dress + Booties + Cape

holiday party outfits

Liz’s look is a cinch to replicate. Perfect for a mom who needs to throw something on quickly before running out the door! A dress, booties, cape/jacket. And done. That’s the best part about dresses – you can throw anything on top from a jean jacket, to a military jacket, to a furry vest to a cape and look styled and finished.

holiday party outfits

holiday party outfit

And because we love when we can wear the same thing two ways, grab your coziest oversized sweater and wear it over a dress, swap the booties out for boots and you have a more casual look.

holiday party outfits

Wearing:

Dress // Boots // Jacket (old) similar here and here on super sale!

Look 2: Sweater (old) similar here // Boots 

Statement Skirt (many ways)

holiday party outfits

And then, there’s Katylynn’s look. Actually the skirt she is wearing inspired this whole post. When I saw it on J.Crew’s website, I knew it needed to be in this post. Kayt already had it – of course, and when you wear a skirt like this, it doesn’t need much else. It also comes in a longer length and it is equally as stunning. There is SO much you can do with a leather skirt so we created a few options.

holiday party outfits

It doesn’t get more modern day chic than this. The skirt does all the talking so if you have a white button down or even a white turtleneck (for all my fellow turtleneck lovers out there), add some color with a festive scarf, simple pumps and you are done.

holiday party outfits

If you want to go for a more laid back look – aka a party where your boss won’t be there, pairing it with a fun graphic tee and a plaid coat (warmth factor) is another option.

holiday party outfits

Wearing:

Top // Skirt // Scarf (save version here) // Shoes // Clutch (0ld) similar here

Look 2: Graphic tee (sold out) but this is festive and this is hilarious(!!) // Jacket // Shoes (old) similar here and save version here

And I loved that last look on the mood board too much to not recreate. Do not fear the mini skirt people! Want to know how to wear a leather mini skirt AND over the knee boots and not feel like a….rhymes-with-schmooker? Here’s how:

holiday party outfits

holiday party outfits

It’s all about layering. This is the same shirt I was wearing with the leather pants for length, plus a cozy turtleneck and, heck, throw on a beanie for an even more casual effect.

Wearing:

Skirt // Shirt// Sweater // Socks // Boots // Beanie

 

Hopefully this provided some holiday party inspiration! Which look is your favorite?

holiday party outfits

Huge thank you to Besito for letting us shoot outside of your restaurant! Locals, check it out if you haven’t already. So good. And make your reservation days in advance. Another shout out to my sisters and Kaytlynn for their fashion expertise and modeling capabilities – biggest smiles were courtesy of Abby’s Dennis Rodman jokes – but we’ll save them for the actual party 😉

holiday party outfits

Happy Holidays everyone!!

  • Abby
    December 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    I had just as much fun reading this post as I did making it!!! I need that leather mini!!

  • Kaytlynn
    December 3, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Such a fun day. Lindsey I’m ordering your whole layered skirt outfit. Love love love.

  • Jo-Lynne Shane
    December 7, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Now I need leather leggings. Too cute!

  • Tamara DeWire
    December 7, 2015 at 9:21 am

    This is an awesome post! I love the leather leggings, boots, and statement skirt!
    http://www.styleinharmony.com

  • Julie@MomFabulous
    December 7, 2015 at 9:30 am

    This looks like a fun group of ladies! So many great holiday outfits. I love the variety of ideas!

  • Sarah Honey
    December 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

    I love the leather legging! Love the new blog! Congrats!

  • carrie
    December 7, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    I love the blue dress! And you’re in one of my favorite shopping places 🙂 Love it all!

  • Rachel B
    December 8, 2015 at 2:00 am

    I keep looking at this post because I love all these outfits! I just can’t shake the feeling that i NEED that pleated leather skirt in my life!!!

  • Ellen ThatChicMom
    December 8, 2015 at 7:26 am

    I love all these outfits, you ladies have given me some great outfit inspiration! Congrats on your pregnancy!

  • Shannon Marie
    December 8, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    You are adorable! I love the looks, especially that last one you did! That blue dress was pretty stunning too! Thanks for sharing all these, bookmarked!

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