Is it just us, or do the holidays feel extra special this year? After mostly sitting out the celebrations IRL last year, we couldn’t be more ready for this season’s soirées, which promise to be especially merry and bright.
With that in mind, can you blame us for wanting to get a head start on our holiday season outfit situation? From Thanksgiving dinner with the fam to ringing in 2022, get ahead on getting dressed up with our roundup of must-rents for every festive fête on your calendar.
Whether you’re a member of that family that goes all out with the outfits for Turkey Day, or you and your siblings show up to the table in sweats, comfort is key when it comes to Thanksgiving dressing. For a vibe that’s cozy and casual but still polished, swap your sweats for super soft head-to-toe knits. Need to go a bit fancier? A fall frock and transitional topper (we love a leather jacket) are a pairing even grandma will get on board with.
For a holiday house party, might we suggest a mini moment? A shorter silhouette keeps the look casual, while still allowing you to dress things up with a punchy print or festive fabrics like velvet, satin or tulle. Alternatively, you can never go wrong with chic black separates for a night out — just add fun fringe or eye-catching cut-outs for a look that reads “ready to party.”
New Year’s Eve
We’re in favor of sequins, glitter and all things sparkly and shiny year-round — but there’s truly no better time than New Year’s for going all-out and extra with the sparkle. Of course, the sequined mini is the MVP of NYE — but for a different vibe, pair shimmery separates with closet essentials you already own, or go for slightly subtler sparkle with a top or blazer in a metallic fabric.
Dressing for the office holiday party can be daunting given that you’re celebrating alongside everyone you see on the daily at your 9-to-5 — but don’t stress! The key is striking the balance between festive fun and office-appropriate. Jewel tones, velvet, satin and shimmer are all perfect for adding a playful note to a more buttoned-up silhouette. (After all, what other chance will you get to wear a sequined blazer?)