Happy holidays! We’re a little early here, but with Thanksgiving right around the corner…we’re going with close enough. So let’s kick things off with a week of Go-To Holiday Style.
It’s easy to get caught up in style possibilities around the holidays — the pretty dresses, the gorgeous shoes, the shimmery little tanks — holiday dressing is often part fantasy. All that shine and sparkle. But when it comes down to it….most of us won’t be donning sweeping gowns or sequin-encrusted mini dresses for our holiday soirees. So we wanted to start with what we’re really going to be wearing for the holidays. Each day this week, one of the TME editors will cover their tried-and-true, Honestly Yes I Will Be Wearing This, Go-To holiday outfit.
Start With Jeans and A Pretty Top
I love a pretty top. Not only are they perfect for the holidays, but any time I need to look dressed up or festive or polished…I reach for a pretty top. It distracts from my permanently messy hair.
(As does lipstick. #protip #haha)
Add Faux Fur, Statement Booties, and Bling
My holiday philosophy is this: dress casually, then BLING.
And since it is the most festive time of year, I don’t even worry about being over the top. Faux fur? Yes. Glitter? Of course. Lipstick and jewelry and Shiny Baubles Masquerading As Purses? Bling a ring a ding dong, yes to allll the ‘ands’.
(Also, yes to Mike carrying my lipstick and my phone and and and…whatever else, because only a credit card fits into this purse. HOLIDAYS.)
Outfit Details – Shana
faux-fur jacket: Forever 21 Boxy Faux Fur Jacket (size S for reference) – this jacket is currently on sale for $30, but only size L is left. Never fear, we have more faux-fur jacket picks below (most under $100)….
top: Joie Lace V-Neck top (size XS for reference)
jeans: AG – still my favs
glitter boots: super old BCBG Charm Booties – only black glitter is left, but we’ve rounded up some seriously amazing statement boots below
necklace: Kat Designs, LLC (the specific necklace I’m wearing isn’t shown on the website…if you guys are interested, I’ll reach out and see if more are available…)
lipstick: Nars Rita
Outfit Details – Raines (oldest)
jacket: Faux Leather Moto Jacket – R’s Joe Fresh is sold out, but this one’s awesome.
shirt: J. Crew Button Down is similar
bowtie: Raines’ camo bowtie is long gone, but I think he’d be equally as pumped about this Star Wars one.
jeans: R’s wearing knit jeans from Joe Fresh (last year), but his Mini Boden sweatpant chinos would be a solid choice.
shoes – Adidas ‘Superstar Foundation’ Sneaker – available in toddler & little kid
Outfit Details – Pax (youngest)
jacket: Faux Leather Moto Jacket – P’s Appaman is sold out, but I’m loving these by Urban Republic.
shirt: Mini Boden Button Down
jeans: Hudson Knit Denim jeans – P’s are sold out, but here’s a similar pair
shoes: Adidas Supra’s
Shop Pretty Tops
My favorites range from t-shirts with a little something special…to demure silk blouses…to glam feathered tops. Any of these tops would be a perfect base for a killer holiday outfit.
Shop Faux Fur Coats
I’m shocked by how much use I’ve gotten out of my cheap little faux-fur jacket. Not only does it always look glam, but it’s actually toasty warm. Who knew? I wear mine enough to justify a costlier version (like this one at Anthro — it’s a cross between a faux fur jacket and a sweatshirt hoodie and is FABULOUS)…but we rounded up our favorites under $115 below.
Shop Statement Boots
You can wear black boots….but these are so much more fun. And more practical than most party-worthy shoes. (I throw mine over a pair of thick Smartwool socks.) *Most* pairs below are under $200. Most.
Shop Party Bags
I use these mostly for decoration, and emergency cash/credit cards/etc. If I need to haul around kid stuff or cameras or whatnot, Mike usually packs the bag. Or I’ll bring a larger bag and stash it somewhere (if we’re at a party).
May all your bells be jingle – #no
May all your Santas have lots of ho – #no
May your Nutcracker – #no
Sparkle and shine, Mamas. That’s all I got. SPARKLE AND SHINE.
PS — if you need more inspo for fun, festive garb this season (everything from cozy to glam), head over to our full page of holiday outfit ideas…
photo credit: Redfield Photography