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
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!)
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?!
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.
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