It’s officially the Christmas holiday season! Time to gather with family and friends and attend holiday parties and Christmas festivities! Do you know what you will wear?
When dressing up for a holiday party, you will want to wear a bit more sparkle and may want to add a bit more color to your outfit. Red and green are the more popular colors to wear to holiday parties, but other jewel tones in blues and purples and look beautiful too.
If you use a capsule wardrobe, chances are you already have part of your outfit in your closet!
To create a festive outfit to wear to holiday parties, follow these steps:
- Take a solid color piece out of your capsule wardrobe to serve as the base piece of the outfit. A few base piece examples you may have in your capsule wardrobe that you can wear in your holiday outfit are an ivory sweater, camel sweater, white or ivory shirt or blouse, black tee or sweater, black or gray blazer, black skirt and black pants. I include several core closet essentials (base pieces) from the Simplified Style: A Year-Round Core Closet Essentials Capsule Wardrobe® eBook. Do you have this essential capsule wardrobe eBook? I recommend this eBook to anyone needing a core closet to give them over 400+ outfits in a year. If you have a patterned piece in your capsule wardrobe that looks festive, then use that one and add a solid color coordinating piece and skip step #2.
- Add a festive color/pattern top or bottom that coordinates with the base piece. A popular pattern for the holidays is plaid, but you can also add a solid color jewel tone top or bottom to the base piece.
- Add shoes to your outfit. Solid, neutral dressy shoes always look great, like black pumps or black ankle boots if you are wearing black in your outfit. If your outfit is a darker tone, add a pair of these red plaid slingback pumps or tartain jeweled flats!
- Complete your outfit with a clutch, structured bag and jewelry. If you have any of these on hand, use them in your outfit so you can save the money instead of buying additional ones.
I have 4 outfit ideas using pieces from the Winter 2019 Capsule Wardrobe Collections eBooks. So, if you are using one of these capsule wardrobe eBooks, just add a few festive pieces and you’re ready to attend your holiday festivities! (The prices next to the pieces to add are as of 12/6/19, when this blog post was published)
Plaid Midi Skirt
Balloon Sleeve Black Top (can sub for a black long sleeve tee) (from The French Minimalist Winter 2019 Capsule)
Gold Pendant Necklace (from The French Minimalist Winter 2019 Capsule)
Gold Drop Earrings (from The French Minimalist Winter 2019 Capsule)
Black Velour Clutch Bag
Black Block Heel Pumps (from The French Minimalist Winter 2019 Capsule)
Holiday Outfit #1 uses the Balloon Sleeve Black Top, Black Block Heel Pumps, Gold Pendant Necklace and the Gold Drop Earrings from The French Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe: Winter 2019 Collection. The only pieces you will need to buy is the Plaid Midi Skirt ($44.50 in the 50% off sale) and the Black Velour Clutch Bag ($24.99)
Holiday Outfit #2 uses the faux leather black leggings from The Athleisure Capsule Wardrobe: Winter 2019 Collection. The only pieces you will need to buy is the red tunic sweater ($17.99 on sale), red plaid scarf ($18 on sale), pave drop earrings ($14.99 on sale) and black ankle boots ($109.99 on sale – OR use ones you may already in your closet).
ivory diamond stitched sweater (from The Teacher Winter 2019 Capsule)
Red Plaid Pencil Skirt
Crystal bouquet necklace
Crystal party drop earrings
Bar Velvet Clutch Bag
Microsuede D’Orsay Pumps
Holiday Outfit #3 uses the ivory diamond stitched sweater from The Teacher Capsule Wardrobe: Winter 2019 Collection. The pieces you will need to buy to complete this outfit are the Red Plaid Pencil Skirt ($39.50 on sale), Crystal bouquet necklace ($21.50 on sale), Crystal party drop earrings ($14.50 on sale), Bar Velvet Clutch Bag ($29) and Microsuede D’Orsay Pumps ($29.99).
black ankle pants (from The Essential Winter 2019 Capsule)
tartan puff-sleeve top
filigree rose gold pendant necklace (from The Essential Winter 2019 Capsule)
Rose Gold Drop Earrings In Dichroic Glass (from The Essential Winter 2019 Capsule)
velour clutch bag
red jeweled pumps
Holiday Outfit #4 uses the black ankle pants, filigree rose gold pendant necklace and the Rose Gold Drop Earrings In Dichroic Glass from The Essential Capsule Wardrobe: Winter 2019 Collection. The pieces you will need to buy to complete this outfit are the tartan puff-sleeve top ($26.50 on sale), velour clutch bag ($24.99) and the red jeweled pumps ($44.98).
Which outfit is your favorite?
Are you using any pieces from your capsule wardrobe in your holiday outfit?