I often use the phrase “this isn’t rocket science” when I post an outfit formula. I do this to sound ‘cutely’ self-deprecating and whatnot. Well, friends…tell me to stop that! I mean, sure, this isn’t NASA, but many of us around here have tried on a bazillion things over the years, and all of that has added up to some real knowledge.
When it comes to holiday events — Christmas parties, Hannukah parties, office parties, family gatherings, and more — what I want is easy…especially when it comes to dressier occasions.
So, after many years of trying on lots of things, I am living for simple formulas that help solve the ever-present dilemma of getting dressed. It’s funny how getting dressed is something we have to do 365 days a year and yet almost every day it presents a new challenge…even when you do this for a living! But for now, this year, I figured out an outfit formula I love: slip dress + faux fur jacket…and it’s full steam ahead for chic holiday outfits!
Holiday Outfit Made Easy: Quince Silk Slip Dress + Faux Fur Jacket
Let’s chat about this silk dress, friends. It’s from one of my favorite brands for quality pieces at great price points, Quince. You’ve seen me in their sweaters recently (here and here.)
This dress is washable silk and has lovely lines. And it is under $90. I’m wearing the medium here and it fits great and feels even better. I have always loved a slip dress but haven’t found the right one in the past few years…turns out this is it. This is offered in a small range of other gorgeous shades in sizes XS – XL (if you’re looking for a similar option, Old Navy has a lovely navy velvet slip dress in a range of extended sizes for under $60!)
Jacket (Similar, Plus Size Option) | Dress (m) | Boots
Then, pop on your favorite faux fur jacket.
I struggle with fancy outfits to wear sometimes…but can I say I just love and feel so comfortable in this one?!
Jacket (Similar, Plus Size Option) | Dress (m) | Boots | Bag (similar)
It’s dressy yet warm and cozy. I’ll get a ton of wear out of this gorgeous yet simple slip dress, with so many color combos and accessorizing options…I can get away with something like this for a variety of cold-weather occasions, even beyond the holidays.
Jacket (Similar, Plus Size Option) | Dress (m)
Do you have a holiday go-to combo that you love wearing for events? If you need a great piece, you’ve probably deduced that I would recommend this slip dress. Here’s to getting back to festivities and enjoying this time of year, friends. Gosh, I love it.
Have you checked out Holiday Central yet? Go now…holiday sales, gift ideas and outfit inspo all in one spot. It’s a happy place.
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Photos by the lovely Posy Quarterman
ooh I love this dress on you, Laura!
Thank you, Anne!
I have the quince silk skirt, and I love it!! I bought it when I was checking out the sweaters, also on your rec, along with a few tops that are also new favorites. Thanks for sharing this brand!
So glad you love it, too!
Ordered and waiting for it, but what are we all doing for bras with this?
I finally have a strapless bra I like so I’ll just be doing that! Let me see what it is and I’ll share here…
here it is! https://shopstyle.it/l/bJGK5