Dilemma #1: You have a party to attend but it’s cold out! How can you find something that is festive but also warm and cozy?
One of the easiest (and prettiest!) ways to bundle up for a holiday party is with tights. This pair is actually really thick and warm so you don’t have to choose between wearing a dress and staying warm.
A nice coat is always a perfect solution to complete your party look. As tempted as you might be to layer up when it’s cold outside, I always prefer a coat so I don’t feel like you have to undress layer by layer once you start to warm up indoors. Don’t be afraid to side-step the traditional holiday colors either. You can stick to classic neutrals and finish off the look with subtle accessories in festive colors like a deep red lip and coat.
Dilemma #2: You have so many holiday parties to attend this season but you have a tight budget. What’s the most versatile piece you should get and what are different ways to style it?
Scarves are one of the best versatile pieces during the winter, and especially during the holidays. You can wear a scarf paired with a dress or just add it to your casual daily ensemble. I was able to put this whole outfit together (other than the shoes) for under $130. You can also wear your scarf as a poncho by wrapping it with a belt or wrap it around your shoulders as a shawl. I love this plaid scarf (under $10) for the holiday party season – the green and red tones make it a great accessory for holiday parties and since it can be styled in so many different ways you can transform whatever your holiday attire options are.
Dilemma #3: You have a family holiday party to go to and you want to look cute but need your outfit to be kid-friendly. What do you wear?
Whenever we attend holiday parties with a lot of other families and their kids attending, B is always running around a lot more chasing the rest of the kids. If it’s acceptable to wear pants for the dress code, I opt for pants assuming I’ll be bending down a lot and not wanting to deal with that in a dress or skirt. Find a nice tall boot to keep your look dressy and pair it with your festive pieces to make it holiday appropriate. Also loving these Old Navy over the knee boots I got in camel. This black boot is a great option under $60.
These days I get more excited to dress B for holiday parties than dressing myself. I love bow-ties so whenever there is an opportunity for him to wear one, he does. 😉 I love Old Navy’s selection – they have cute shirt and bow-tie sets for kids.