What To Wear To Casual Holiday Parties

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What To Wear To Casual Holiday Parties? Easy right? Yes with some planning. Even the casual holiday parties need a little forethought. Holiday season means festive so let’s “sparkle and shine” in our casual outfit

What To Wear To Casual Holiday Parties

What To Wear To Casual Holiday Parties

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What To Wear To Casual Holiday Parties- Start With Jeans

Yes, I said jeans. It is a casual party, right? Dark denim or black jeans are not only slimming but they are comfortable. Choose jeans that are boot cut, which is a little dressier and the most flattering to all body types. They will look good with cute booties, casual flats, or heels. If you want to tuck your jeans in higher boots, choose a jegging.

My favorite jeans are the Wit & Wisdom Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans From Nordstrom. I have them in both dark denim and black.

My favorite jeggings are the Pull-On Jeggings From Chicos

Velvet Jackets Are Very Popular This Year

I am seeing velvet jackets everywhere. Easy to dress up or down. Plus the newer velvets are not thick and have spandex. Which makes them less cumbersome. Comfort is important.

For a casual look, wear jeans or Ponte knit pants, add the blazer with a graphic tee, or just plain t-shirt such as white, add some sparkling accessories.

Shop Velvet Jackets

How About A Poncho

Casual holiday party look- add a poncho

I LOVE ponchos. Not only are they super comfortable but they do hide a multitude of sins. I wear them with a long-sleeve t-shirt underneath, denim jeans or leggings.

Accessorise With Scarf

Don’t be shy about accessorizing for the holidays. It doesn’t always have to be about sparkle and shine. How about animal print, it is the new neutral.

Casual holiday party look-Red poncho with animal print scarf
Red poncho with an animal print scarf
Casual Holiday Party looks-Add a solid color scarf in a beautiful shade of green
Add a solid color scarf in a beautiful shade of green

Get classic plaid scarves at J. Crew Factory.

Go wild and mix patterns and textures.  Leopard and plaid go GREAT together.
Go wild and mix patterns and textures. Leopard and plaid go GREAT together.

Accessorize With Sparkle And Shine

Adding a statement necklace can help level up an outfit or an evening casual get together.

Chenille poncho goes to a whole new level when you add a rhinestone statement necklace
Chenille poncho goes to a whole new level when you add a rhinestone statement necklace

Pull Out The Fur

Faux fur is EVERYWHERE!!!! As the weather gets colder, pull it out and have some fun.

Faux fur is EVERYWHERE!!!!  As the weather gets colder, pull it out and have some fun.

Great look for dinner out with friends or holiday party, black turtleneck with a faux fur jacket and statement necklace. Wear with dark or black denim jeans and boots.

Great look for dinner out with friends or holiday party, black turtleneck with a faux fur jacket and statement necklace. Wear with dark or black denim jeans and boots.

Fur trim ponchos, scarves, vests, and jackets are on-trend and work for many occasions.

Fur trim ponchos, scarves, vests, and jackets are on-trend and work for many occasions.

Or A Fun Holiday Themed T-shirt

Girl’s Night or Bunco Party, add a holiday-themed t-shirt with comfortable jeans or knit pants. You can also add a vest or denim jacket with this look.

If you are doing a Girl’s Night with Hallmark, don’t forget to check out my Games To Play While Watching Hallmark Christmas Movies

Girl's night in or bunco party, add a holiday-themed t-shirt with comfortable jeans or knit pants.  You can also add a vest or denim jacket with this look.

Feeling A Bit Overwhelmed?

Yes, that would be me. This month is flying by. I LOVE holiday get-togethers but not all in the same week. This introvert needs some downtime. I will be working the first part of the week at church giving out gifts in our Santa Shop. The last couple of days I will be running around like a chicken with its head cut off, getting ready for 2 parties this weekend AND my immediate family Christmas gathering (not my year for the kids on Christmas).

Thank goodness I already planned out my holiday party outfits. I have several options, options are good.

I may need a trip to the spa….. or a nap.

Don’t forget your hostess gifts. Check out Holiday Hostess Gifts and My Favorite Wines for ideas so you don’t arrive empty-handed.

About Nifty 50 Fabulous

Embracing and loving the life of an empty nester, I am a fashion and lifestyle blogger currently living in Birmingham, Al. I enjoy spending my time with friends and family including my sweet miniature schnauzers Gracie and Emma.

2 thoughts on “What To Wear To Casual Holiday Parties

  1. Hi, Regan – You’ve got a lot of great ideas here, and I LOVE outfit ideas (Lol! – gotta see my blog to get the joke) 😆 And you look so cute in these outfits that you make me want to wear them and look as cute as you! Thanks for showing how well these looks work for the season- Angie, http://www.yourtrueselfblog.com

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