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Holiday Outfit Basics

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One of the best/worst parts of the holidays is all of the parties, friend dates, and events to go to! I love seeing everyone I love, but I don’t love feeling like I have to come up with a bunch of different outfits for all of the events. Since this is my least favorite part, I’ve found that having holiday outfit basics can be really helpful. Having go-to is especially important because I know I can throw them on at the last minute or in a rush, and they’ll look great together.

I’ve included pieces from different price points just so that you can decide what you want. There are a couple pieces that are timeless and can sit in your closet for years to come. There are a couple others that are more trendy, and those will definitely be a lower price point.

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Holiday Outfit Basics


Holiday Outfit Basics


One of my favorite trends for the holiday season, it brings me right back to the 90s. I love the idea of a velvet cami layered with a cute blazer!

You can also grab a velvet blazer that will last you for a couple of holiday seasons to come.

Burgandy, Red, & Green

After doing a closet audit lets just say I need a little color in my life. A deep red, green and burgundy are my favorites for this time of year.

Statement Earrings

Dress up an outfit instantly with the right earrings. Perfect for adding some sparkle to an all-black outfit, or

Holiday Dresses

Almost three years ago, my parents gifted me a beautiful black satin dress from J.Crew that has been in heavy rotation for holiday seasons ever since. Having one dress that you can rotate in and out of your closet for years to come is the perfect excuse to get one this season.


Satin is one of my favorites to wear this time of year because there’s something luxurious about it. It may not be one of the warmest fabrics, but it dresses up any outfit! I’m loving this satin top for after-work drinks or a slightly more casual Christmas party. If you get it in the dark green color, it’s also festive! It’s easy to dress up or down, meaning it can be worn multiple times throughout the season.


Other than for interviews, I rarely wear heels anymore. However, I love wearing them during this season and am in desperate need of a new pair. A lot of bloggers have been posting these tartan shoes, but I feel that a good pair of black shoes is the best way to go. Black or sparkly heels are probably your best holiday outfit basics.


Y’all know that I’m not a fashion blogger, so you’re not going to find a ground-breaking fashion. But I sincerely think that these holiday outfit basics will allow you to make multiple outfits out of a few pieces.

What are your holiday go-to’s? Let me know in the comments below! Gift guides will be here soon, let me know what you would want to see!



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  • Miss ALK

    I’m sad to be missing my company’s holiday party for a trip in December. :/ I’ve heard our holiday party is actually kind of dressy and a really nice event… I had a cute red dress to wear and everything!! Oh well. These are great outfit ideas for work parties though!

    xoxo A

  • I’ve been looking for a dress to wear to my Christmas Eve church service! I love satin for the holidays.


  • love this! I have a black dress i usually wear for corporate christmas parties. simple and easy.

  • Paige Rankin

    So many great pieces. I love a velvet blazer during holiday!

    xoxo, Paige

  • Karoline J.

    I can’t wait for Christmas! Still don’t have an outfit ready, but these are awesome for inspiration!

  • Gery G.

    Love these outfit ideas! great post 🙂

  • I love satin and velvet for the holidays, they just feel so festive and I don’t wear either texture often the rest of the year.

  • Sami Mast

    I would love to find a nice red satin dress for the holidays! Love all your tips here!

    The Classic Brunette

  • Audrey Knizek

    I feel you on needing color in your closet; I feel like everything I own is black and white! I love the little red dress you included, it’s perfect for the holidays!

  • I just ordered some velvet pieces for the Holidays! They instantly make an outfit feel festive!

  • Ash Neverson

    that velvet blazer is a win!

  • Amy

    how darling is that red bow dress?! SO pretty and perfect for any holiday party!

  • Greta Hollar

    LOVE the red dress! SO pretty.