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You guys know I’m all about comfort. But I’m also all about all the fancy things. Give me all the sequins and sparkle! I mean, even though we’ll be staying at home for the holidays this year, I still want them to feel special. I want to get dressed up, put on lipstick and feel festive.
And by dressed up, I mean clothes that feel like loungewear…with a hint of fancy on the side.
Comfy + A Hint Of Fancy: 3 Holiday Outfit Ideas At Express
Express has long been my go-to for sparkly holiday outfits, so that was, naturally, the first place I looked. Happily, Express has been killing the fancy-comfort game, and they’re currently running an early Black Friday Sale (50% off EVERYTHING + free shipping!). So here are three holiday looks — at varying levels of fancy — I’ll be rocking this season.
1. A Sexy, Slouchy Sweater + Soft & Comfy Jeans
You had me at luxe comfort. These jeans are not the stiff, rigid type that you want to take off the second you get home. They’re made with a soft blend of cotton/poly and spandex with just enough stretch to feel more like leggings without losing their shape throughout the day. The high rise is flattering (no gap at the waist) and the grey wash is perfect — it goes with everything and is a bit softer than black. I love pairing them with this super-soft oversized sweater, but they’d look just as good with a fancy top when I want to dress them up a bit. Sizing note: they do run slightly small, but I kept my regular size because they kind of conform to your body when you wear them. Size up for a looser fit!
jeans: High Waisted Luxe Comfort Knit Black Skinny Jeans (6R) – Soft, stretchy and comfy, they’re perfect for working from home. In short, regular and tall sizes (size up for a looser fit).
sweater: Slouchy V-Neck Tunic Sweater (s) – LOVE. This sweater is soft. I love the oversized fit and v-neck neckline. Goes with everything from jeans to leggings to fancy skirts and even sweats!
earrings: Thin Hoop Earrings – These were bigger than I expected, and I LOVE them. These add such a fun detail without weighing your ears down.
2. Fancy Sweatshirt + Coated Denim
sweatshirt (s) | jeans (6S)
These coated jeans are lightweight, stretchy and comfortable — they have that faux leather look while still letting your skin breathe. I love that I can move around in them and get down on the floor to play with the kids without feeling like a stuffed sausage. The coating on top gives them a shiny wax-like finish that dresses them up a bit without sacrificing that comfortable stretchiness. I’m wearing the high-rise here, but they also come in super high-rise and mid-rise (as well as short, regular, long and petite!) so you can get the exact fit you want.
jeans: High Waisted Coated Maroon Skinny Jeans (6S) I think the maroon color is perfection, but they also come in black and dark navy, and I miiiiight just have to get this dark grey color too. LOVE.
sweatshirt: Ruched Sleeve Crew Neck Sweatshirt (s) I love that the shoulders aren’t huge and overwhelming on this sweatshirt! Such a fun detail that dresses up a basic soft and cozy sweatshirt.
bracelet: Metallic & Faux Leather Turnlock Bracelet – I loved this so much, I bought it in the silver too. Super-comfortable because of the soft leather fabric, and my favorite part is that it doesn’t get cold like all-metal bracelets do!
3. Sequin Pants
I mean…could I really share my other Express favorites without adding something covered in sequins?? I’ve been wearing these sequin leggings for years (and LOVE them), so when I saw wide leg sequin pants I was SO excited to try them — and they did not disappoint. The legs are lined so there’s no scratchiness on the inside and the fabric is stretchy and comfortable. They would go just as well with a basic tee as they would with a fancy cami. (There’s also a high-waisted ankle pant option–that comes in regular and petite sizes–if you’re looking for something in between a legging and wide leg!)
pants: High Waisted Sequin Wide Leg Pant (s) – Awesome pants, comfy enough to lounge in–the reviews are awesome too! I followed the size chart and went with a small and they fit perfectly. (I’m usually a 6/28, and the size chart said small fits 4-6.)
sweater: Ruched Sleeve Crew Neck Sweater (m) – I love this sweater! I followed reviews and sized up to a medium, and it was perfect–not too tight in the belly. And it comes in a bunch of colors that would all look great with these sequin pants or regular jeans!
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