Tis’ the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, and celebrations with friends. If you haven’t found the perfect party outfit just yet, you’re not alone! I was STRUGGLING to pick out a look that is festive, still comfortable, and includes pieces I can wear after the holidays are over. So, I was super excited when Nordstrom reached out to me to put some holiday outfit ideas together to share with you all and I think you’re going to LOVE what I chose.
Although Nordstrom has a ton of holiday outfit options to suit anyone’s taste, I fell in love with a few pieces. When choosing items for parties or special occasions, I always like to make sure that I will be able to wear the pieces after the event is over. This not only saves money but cuts down on the amount of clothing I need to buy, making things more sustainable. Plus, it’s always fun for me to find creative ways to style a piece with multiple different looks.
If you’re having trouble putting together the right holiday outfit, I have a few tips that make the process pretty foolproof.
Start with the perfect base. Your base layer should be something you’re comfortable in that can be worn alone or layered. Think bodysuits, leather pants, simple jumpsuits, etc. For me, I went for this satin slip dress from Nordstrom. It’s simple yet sexy with its criss cross-back straps and flattering fabric. I love this dress because while it’s a great holiday outfit idea, it can also work year-round for dates, nights out with the girls, and so much more. You can even dress it down with sneakers and a denim jacket. A slip dress is always an ideal party option because it looks greatly layered with other pieces (which is how I’m wearing it) and also when worn by itself. Your base piece should always be versatile and put together just in case you want to take off your outer layer!
Layer it on. Adding layers to any outfit is the easiest way to stay both chic and warm during your holiday celebrations. If your party is on the casual side, try opting for a denim or leather jacket. If it’s a dressed-up occasion like mine is, a blazer is always the perfect option. When I saw this double-breasted velvet blazer, I knew I had to have it. It’s in this deep jade color that’s great for the holidays but can also be worn throughout the fall and winter seasons. A statement blazer adds depth and warmth to your look without being too bulky or heavy.
Don’t forget the shoes! The holiday season is the one time you can go all out with your shoes. I chose these stunning ankle strap pumps in the perfect green shade to complement my blazer. The ankle strap makes them easier to walk in without taking away from the overall look. The best part of these heels though is the gorgeous crystal brooch which makes them the ultimate holiday shoe choice. If you have a hard time walking in heels, try wearing a pair of platforms with a chunkier heel or heeled booties!
Accessories are key. What’s a holiday outfit without stand-out accessories? This year I’m opting for a bold lip and sparkly earrings. I’ve been obsessed with the Nars Powermatte Liquid Lipsticks because they’re super pigmented but don’t rub off when you eat, drink, or wear a mask! I’m wearing a bold red shade to really contrast the green tones in my outfit. I decided to finish off my look with some crystal fringe drop earrings. They add a much-needed touch of sparkle and pair perfectly with the shoes. I chose both of these accessories because they can be easily worn all year round after the parties are over!