Matching is never my gig. OK, well maybe once with my daughter, and that was adorable…but usually I try to avoid it at all costs (just ask my mom).

BUT…when you show up for a work trip and you and your lady boss friend have ordered the same dang sweater in different colors… (AND you work at a fashion blog) you take those photos. And you have a laugh at how cheesy-yet-fun it is. This was a blast and the sweaters are pretty great, too.

Casual Holiday Outfit: Festive Sweater + Favorite Jeans + Party Shoes

I think I’m drawn to an outfit like this every season: a comfy, casual, warm outfit with party shoes. Yep, that’s definitely my jam. And a ‘festive’ sweater to me just means something fun and maybe Fair Isle with some ski vibes and color. It doesn’t have to mean super Christmasy or not wearable all winter. Let’s just call it Festive-Chic because we’re not talking Ugly Sweater Party here.

I love the beautiful yolk design on the ones we’re wearing from J.Crew — and they’re 40% off right now with code WHYWAIT. Score! They fit true to size, but are just a bit long in the torso, I’d say. Paired with glitter boots or leopard shoes, fun bags and pretty earrings they definitely read ‘ready for the festivities.’

Psst…For more holiday outfit inspo, check out our entire page of current and past posts.

A casual outfit w/ party shoes. That's our jam. Fun sweaters, maybe Fair Isle, w/ ski vibes & color. Festive-Chic...not talking Ugly Sweater Party here.
A casual outfit w/ party shoes. That's our jam. Fun sweaters, maybe Fair Isle, w/ ski vibes & color. Festive-Chic...not talking Ugly Sweater Party here.
A casual outfit w/ party shoes. That's our jam. Fun sweaters, maybe Fair Isle, w/ ski vibes & color. Festive-Chic...not talking Ugly Sweater Party here.
A casual outfit w/ party shoes. That's our jam. Fun sweaters, maybe Fair Isle, w/ ski vibes & color. Festive-Chic...not talking Ugly Sweater Party here.
A casual outfit w/ party shoes. That's our jam. Fun sweaters, maybe Fair Isle, w/ ski vibes & color. Festive-Chic...not talking Ugly Sweater Party here.

Outfit Details

On Shana:

sweater (xs) // jeans // boots // bag (same brand & on sale!)

On Laura:

sweater (s) // jeans (similar, same brand) // mules // bag

Shop Festive Sweaters

Shop Party Shoes & Booties

So, the moral of the story is…sometimes it’s fun to dress like your friends. I sure miss mine already, and wish the East and West coasts could somehow be just around the corner from each other. Philly, I love you, and I hope to visit again soon! Stay sane out there, y’all and Happy Festivities.

xo,

L (& S)

Check out the latest in my world over at @laurajansenstyle and join us in our everyday adventuring around Portland, Oregon. If you want to shop my current pieces I’m loving and wearing, head over to My Closet!

Photo credit: Peaberry Photography

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