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If you’re headed home for the holiday season, you have a lot to anticipate: home-cooked meals, fun times with the family, making memories with friends at your favorite old haunts. For everything on your agenda, you’ll want to have some chic outfit essentials on hand. Try these packable pieces that’ll see you through the season like the style maven you are.
6 Chic Outfit Essentials for the Holidays
1. Go casual in the chicest way
It’s impossible to go wrong with a cozy cardigan, like this knitted
style from J. Crew. It’s the ultimate finishing touch and topper for any
outfit. Curl up in a pair of soft lounge pants, a loose tee, and this sweater
for an easy everyday look while you’re hanging out at home. For lunch with
friends, it fits beautifully under a long coat, and adds a necessary layer of
warmth on those ultra-brisk days.
2. Be ready to party
You’ll be ready for any special occasion that pops up when you have a chic jumpsuit in your suitcase. One to try: Paisie’s wrap-front style, which is exquisitely designed with a wrap front and sleek, ankle-length pants. Step into a pair of pumps and you can easily take it anywhere from a cocktail party to a catch-up date with someone special to dinner with the family.
3. Carry some red
A chic red blouse is a must during the holiday season! There are so many ways to wear red—you can pair this Societe Anonyme Bloody Mary blouse with everything from skinny jeans and pointy-toe flats to wide leg pants and heels. The unique construction lends it a sophisticated look, and it’s the kind of piece you’ll want to show off as much as possible.
4. Have some fun
Is there an ugly sweater party on the horizon? You know you
want to go—but you probably can’t confess to owning a single “ugly” garment.
Enter this cute Boohoo
jumper dress adorned with snowmen and snowflakes. It’s downright fun, and not
the kind of thing you have to wear with a half-apologetic expression on your
5. Lounge like a diva
You don’t have to look sloppy when you’re lounging around the house with the family. You’ll look anything but when you slip into a pair of Koral Identify Scuba Sweatpants. Sure they’re splurgy but also so soft and super cute, thanks to the fresh take on pink slashed with black geometric blocks.
6. Go for glamour
If you’re planning to stick around through the new year, don’t forget to bring along a show-stopping dress! Think glitzy and classy—an investment piece that you can wear for years to come. This MICHAEL Michael Kors dress is a fabulous option for any special occasion.
Tanya is a seasoned journalist based in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Specializing in fashion, beauty, and travel, she loves to explore new places, read as much as possible, and scour the web for fabulous finds — all in the name of research, of course.
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