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December 6, 2013 12:00 am

3 Holiday Outfits for All Your Parties

It’s officially the Christmas season. I barely have time to shop for all the people on my Christmas list, let alone myself! And even though I’m tired, stressed, and (a little) broke, I’ve somehow got to look good for the dinners and parties that are coming my way like a snowstorm at the North Pole.

So…I set aside my gift wrapping to put together 3 easy holiday outfits to help get you through the most common Christmas parties. Save your money for Boxing Day sales…you’ve probably got most of this stuff in your closet already!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party:

What to wear to an ugly Christmas sweater partyChristmas sweater / Skinny jeans / Ankle boots / Earrings

I have a confession to make: I don’t like wearing ugly sweaters! That’s why I’m pairing this fabulously ugly sweater with some trendy (and a little quirky) accessories. My absolute favorite pieces here are the chunky faux-croc ankle boots.

Cheap tip: Hit up your favorite thrift store to find a suitably ugly sweater, or DIY one yourself! (and then enter it in QC Style Academy’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest!) Dig out your childhood jewelry box. You’re sure to find Christmassy jewelry that will break the ice.

Office Christmas Party

What to wear to an office Christmas partyParty dress / Earrings / Booties / Stockings

The office Christmas party can be the hardest to dress for. It’s a fine line between party-girl and work-appropriate. That’s why I chose this high-necked, sleeveless party dress. You’re not showing much skin, but you’ll still look great! A deep shade of green or burgundy makes it festive.

If you live in a climate as snowy as I do, booties are a must. They keep the outfit sleek and streamlined while still keeping your toes warm and dry.

Christmas with the Family 

What to wear to Christmas dinnerCardigan / Sleeveless blouse / Knitted skirt / Loafers / Earrings / Ring

For most people, your family doesn’t get to see you very often, so you want to put in some effort for the big holiday feast. But, you also want to eat the following: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, carrots, stuffing, buns, soup, shortbread cookies, oranges, chocolates, and pecan pie. And you might go back for seconds. That’s why you need a stretchy skirt and flowy blouse to keep you comfortable throughout the night. I’ve paired it with some gold accents for an extra bit of sparkle.

Cheap tip: Every time I’m home, I dig through my mom’s 80s jewelry. You wouldn’t believe the treasures you’ll find in there!