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3 Ways to Style: Semi-Casual Looks for Holiday Parties

3 Ways to Style: Semi-Casual Looks for Holiday Parties!

{{Outfit Posts}}

Bold Red + Peplum Flair

Holiday Sparkle

Metro Chic

Bold Red + Peplum Flair

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Nothing brings out the holiday spirit more than the color red! 

Here, I’ve styled a bright red blazer for a holiday party look.

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Because red is such a bold and festive color, I decided to keep the rest of the pieces more neutral to really showcase the blazer. Here, I have styled the red blazer with a white peplum top, a black and white striped flare skirt, and some vintage kitten heels.

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For the accessories, I wanted to keep it simple so I chose a simple gold filigree statement necklace, a black belt and sheer black tights.

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Finally, I added my white Fossil watch with gold detailing. 

What I adore in this outfit is the contrast between the different pieces, which really emphasizes the boldness of the blazer. 

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I hope this look has inspired you to create your own holiday party outfits! Remember, if you want to style a bold piece, keep the other pieces simple!

Happy styling fashionistas,

-A

  1. Blazer: Abercrombie & Fitch (Similar here and here)
  2. Top: Express (Similar here and here)
  3. Skirt: Express (Similar here)
  4. Tights: Express
  5. Shoes: Vintage
  6. Necklace: Francesca’s Collection (Similar here)
  7. Watch: Fossil (Similar here)

Holiday Sparkle

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I absolutely love the holiday time—which always means hot cocoa and gingerbread houses, and stores filled with winter displays…not to mention, with all the holly and christmas lights everywhere, you can’t help but be in the holiday spirit!

Emulating this kind of cheer in an outfit is pretty simple—I like to focus a look on deep, rich greens and sparkly golds because those are the colors of all the decorations during the holidays.

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Here, I paired a white jacquard top with embellished collar detail with a deep green plaid skirt and a cream military-style coat with gold details. As for accessories, I added a gold and black skinny bow belt and black bow kitten heels

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This embellished collar reminds me of the all the sparkling lights strung up on the trees and buildings of New York. 

To add just a bit of fun to the outfit, I added some sheer heart tights under the skirt. These are one of my favorite pairs of tights this holiday season.

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Finally, I grabbed my reliable Neverfull tote—and its off to the Holiday Shoppes at Union Square!

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Happy gifting this holiday season! (If you get stuck and don’t know what to get, here‘s a gift guide for the men in your life).

Happy holidays fashionistas,

-A

  1. Top: Express
  2. Skirt: Joe Fresh
  3. Coat: Express (Similar here)
  4. Tights: Express (Similar here and here)
  5. Belt: Express
  6. Shoes: Vintage (Similar here)
  7. Bag: Louis Vuitton (Also styled here)