As difficult as this time of year is, the holiday season brings many fun activities and events like reuniting with loved ones, revisiting your favorite holiday movies from your childhood, and making eggnog and cookies. And to be honest, finishing everything for holiday parties is very high on the list. When else with sequins, metal, feathers and the like (and all at once, if you’re brave), is not only the norm, but the expected?
Planning an outfit for seasonal soirees is really just another task on your to-do list. But before you panic, don’t worry. The holidays are perfect for simply having fun in fashion—remembering this can make shopping a lot less stressful, too. Still, there are many trendy outfit combinations to try during the holidays. Most of them you should be able to recreate with some of the pieces you already have in your closet. This year, consider playing up current runway and street style trends with a holiday spin. For example, you can create a versatile denim ensemble for a holiday event or party with bright, shiny accessories like a beaded clutch and sparkly platform boots. Or, try updating the classics – think a low-cut LBD with rhinestone-encrusted heels – or trade up for a colorful dress with bold prints.
Ahead, here are 19 outfit ideas to remember (or recreate) for any holiday parties ahead. Then, keep these holiday inspired patterns in your night pocket next year.