9 Pieces To Prep Your Holiday Wardrobe, All On Sale At Saks


This post is sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.

One of my favorite end-of-year activities is planning out my holiday outfits. (Although it did take a couple years of not going many places during the holiday season for me to adequately appreciate an excuse to wear feathers and velvet heels.) Now I just love knowing there are sequin and party attire somewhere in my future. It’s a serious mood booster that gets me through these cold winter months AND the pre-holiday sales make it wayyy better on my wallet. Heh.

I find Saks to be the perfect place to both gather festive outfit inspo and splurge on a couple pieces for the season… especially when there’s a Friends & Family Sale going on. Their new arrivals tab is so dang exciting to click through and their sale selection is never short of fantastic. Consider my Saks cart perpetually full.

9 Key Pieces To Prep Your Holiday Wardrobe, All On Sale At Saks Fifth Avenue

Take 25% off full-price items during Saks’ Friends & Family Sale today until 12/06. Now’s your chance to do all of that holiday outfit planning. It’s prob the most fun you’ll have on a random Thursday night I’m sure ;).

To help plan out some festive ‘fits, I’ve put together a list of 9 key pieces that feel super fresh & make holiday dressing really dang easy. Most of these pieces (with the exception of prooobably the fancy dresses) can be worn multiple ways, too, which we love.

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Full disclosure, a lot of these pieces are in the mid-designer price range, and a handful are splurges. I did, however, include a bunch of under $200 pieces for some more budget-friendly holiday finds. But you guys, all of this stuff is really THAT good. The under $200 picks are noted!

Holiday Key Piece 1: A Show-Stopping Dress

You know the ones. The ones that make your heart beat fast and live in your shopping cart for a day or two allowing them to haunt your dreams enough to finally hit “purchase”. I’m talking those special things. I seriously combed through each dress in the sale (each. one.) to bring you my top picks, btw. Now go swoon.

Show-stopping dresses

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Styling Tip: For high- (or busy-) neck dresses, opt for stud earrings and a simple necklace (if any), and for low necklines go all out on the bling. I mean it is the Holidays after all.

Holiday Key Piece 2: Jeans That Can Be Dressed Up

Having a nice par of jeans on the ready is a true lifesaver when it comes to last minute events. Pair with a pretty sweater or a sexy top + some holiday heels to make them party-ready. (P.S. You can find all of those things below.)

Dressed-up jeans On Sale At Saks

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Styling Tip: Go for jeans that have a more tailored feel or a wider, structured leg & skip any holes or distressing if you’re trying to fancy ’em to the max.

Holiday Key Piece 3: A Festive Pant (Hint: Faux Leather, Sequin or Silk)

Go crazy here! Any texture in any color is appropriate (well, in my opinion). Loud pants can always be toned down with a black top & some simple shoes if necessary – but get creative and have some fun.

Festive pants

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Styling Tip: I love maximizing my fun pants’ wearability by pairing them with sneakers and a sweatshirt. Sounds a little weird, looks a lotta cool. (Not the right phrasing there but you know what I mean.) It’s a genius outfit combo if you’re willing to go for it.

Holiday Key Piece 4: A Pretty Sweater

To layer over a silk dress or to pair with your fave jeans — a pretty sweater can do it all. I love going for ones with a pop of color, a pretty print or a fun detail for holiday parties.

Pretty sweaters On Sale At Saks

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Styling Tip: Give your dresses a skirt feel by throwing on a sweater (and cropping it with a hidden belt or French tuck of sorts) to freshen it up and lower that cost per wear!

Holiday Key Piece 5: A Sexy Top

I feel that I don’t really need to explain the need for a sexy top during the holidays (or actually, any time). Right? These six are just my top favorites from the sale. I want each and every one.

Sexy tops On Sale At Saks

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Styling Tip: Wear with anything & everything. Jeans, skirts, faux leather, velvet, sequin, shorts (do it and document for us), PJ pants (?? why do I want to try this now?). Sexy tops can do no wrong.

Holiday Key Piece 6: A Fancy-Looking Puffer

Love a puffer with a really luxe fabric. These look super cool with allll the fun pants (velvet, silk, corduroy, sequin) and obviously jeans while sacrificing 0 warmth. A high-quality puffer is such a good sale buy.

Puffer coats On Sale At Saks

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Styling Tip: Choose a puffer with a metallic or shiny sheen to add a bit of festive pizzazz. It’s just a little bit more fun than matte.

Holiday Key Piece 7: A Gorgeous (Yet Warm) Coat

We do not play around when it comes to warmth. A pretty coat that is definitely warm is totally necessary in a holiday closet, not to mention a winter one. I’m currently obsessing over faux fur and pretty plaids, can you tell?

Gorgeous Coats

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Styling Tip: Wear these over both your fancy dresses AND workout joggers if you’d like. No time to be fabulous like the present. It works.

Holiday Key Piece 8: A Fab Winter Boot (For Snow Or Height)

If you’ll be knee-deep in snow, opt for the top three boots for extreme warmth and waterproofing. If you just want a bit of a heel, the bottom three boots will offer just that + some sharpness. Just stay out of the wintry mush if you’re in suede haha.

Winter boots

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Styling Tip: Go for a higher boot if you’re usually in cropped jeans & pants to eliminate cold ankles. Also, remember that those (usually ugly,) thick, fuzzy socks are reeeally easily hidden in wider boots. If you know, you know.

Holiday Key Piece 9: A Pair Of Holiday Shoes (Think Metallics & Pops Of Color)

These holiday-ify any outfit. And I mean any. Nobody will question you if you show up in shiny silver loafers. So darn pretty.

Holiday Shoes On Sale At Saks

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Styling Tip: Double the festiveness and layer on some shiny tights or even try that heel + pretty sock trend. Don’t knock it!!

Holiday dressing is just so much fun. Hope you got inspired!

Xo, Abby

Thank you to Saks Fifth Avenue for sponsoring this post! You are a go-to for holiday pieces as well as year-round finds. It’s just so much fun scrolling for allll the inspiration. Also, your sales can’t be beat!

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Incredibly creative and artistic, Abby is the one we turn to for absolutely jaw-dropping, stunning curation. She’s got a knack for finding hidden gems and has the ability to make any space beautiful, plus her own style is enviable. Abby is one of the few team members who is not afraid of color, so her contributions (both digitally and in real life) feel like a breath of fresh air. She manages to come up with options that are both wildly original…and exactly what we want to wear.

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