Last-Minute Holiday Outfit Ideas

by - December 23, 2020

What do your holiday celebrations look like this year? Ours are always small to begin with and include people we see on a regular basis anyway, so they won't look that much different. We'll kick things off on Christmas eve and finish up the day after Christmas.

Our family get-togethers are never fancy. I'm usually the most dressed-up adult because I simply do not dress down very often. Plus, I love to feel like I've dressed for the occasion, even if I am the only one.

The good news is that you can achieve festive style that's not over-the-top (perfect for socially-distanced holiday plans) with things you probably already have in your closet. So this year, skip standing in line to buy a new outfit, and shop your closet instead!

Here are four last-minute outfit ideas to hopefully inspire your holiday #ootd.


Outfit #1: Grey/Black Jeans + Velvet Tee

Black jeans automatically feel more dressed up than regular jeans. I like that this pair is high-waisted, slightly faded, has a button fly and raw hems. It's a nice balance for the velvet tee. Velvet adds a tiny bit of luxe, especially when you finish the look off with a bunch of pearls. Heels optional.


Outfit #2: Leggings + Slouchy Sweater

Leggings, especially those with a bit of sparkle or a subtle print, are the perfect solution for comfy style. I'm particularly fond of the Stevie pant from Old Navy. They offer the comfort of leggings but have more structure. Top them off with an oversized sweater, like my tried-and-true fairisle sweater, and you're all set.


Outfit #3: Plaid Skirt + Sweater

You can't go wrong with plaid, especially when it's a classic style like this A-line skirt. Really any color combination will do, but I like that this navy and green print doesn't scream Christmas. Pair it with a neutral, solid-colored sweater and matching booties.


Outfit #4: Red Patterned Dress

Pretty much any red patterned dress will work. I especially love this small buffalo check pattern. It feels festive without being over-the-top. It's also easy to layer with tights or a cardigan if you need more warmth...or alternately if you need to shed some layers because wherever you are has the heat kicking.

That's going to do it for me this week. I'll be back next week with some Best of 2020 posts. Until then, I wish you the merriest of Christmases. No matter what or how you're celebrating, I hope your holidays are filled with all the joy of the season.

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