Toast to the New Year in Style: 7 Holiday Party Occasions & What to Wear to Them
Holiday party season is upon us, which means it’s time to dress up for the last (and maybe first!) time this year. We’re all pretty eager to toast 2020 away, so why not dress to the nines while doing it? Whether you’re dressing for a Zoom office party or a socially-distant gathering, these party outfit ideas will help you end 2020 with a bang.
1. Calling into a Holiday Party
You and your co-workers deserve a holiday party more than ever this year. Bring the glam to your living room and toast to a job-well-done in a Zoom-ready outfit.
— For optimal comfort, we love ultra flowy pants. They give you an upscale look for the times you need to get out of your chair to refill your champagne flute.
2. For an (Online) Ugly Sweater Party
Pull out your best ugly sweater and challenge your family and friends to a little friendly competition. Nothing says holiday like a questionable knit!
— Rocking an ugly Christmas sweater is the easiest way to look fun and festive—especially on Zoom!
3. Celebrating at an Outdoor Holiday Party
Cue the Christmas music and bring on the festive cocktails because this holiday party is going outdoors! Rock the Winter Wonderland party theme with these elegant outfit ideas.
— An all-white winter outfit is perfect for a casual holiday outing. Pull out your fave white pullover sweater and white flowy pants for a monochrome minimalist look. Step out in tan booties and a neutral wool coat if you’re planning on walking outside.
— A faux fur coat will keep you warm AND stylish all night long.
4. Getting Festive Outdoors
Many families are choosing to keep their festivities outdoors, and luckily there’s a lot to look at during wintertime. Whether you’re shopping at an outdoor holiday market or admiring the Christmas lights around the neighborhood, these ideas are for you.
— For those braving the cold weather, remember to bring a warm jacket. Thank us later, it’ll be your most important layer!
5. Glamming at a House Party
Send off the year with a little glitz and glamour, because why not? Here are some party outfit ideas that will make you want to party ’til the sun rises.
— If you’re heading out in your fave jeans or pants, go for a more luxe top. Think bold colors, sequins, velvet, and suede to add an elevated element to your outfit.
6. Hosting a Family Dinner Party
Just because it’s family doesn’t mean it’s not a party. Here are some ideas for how to add a bit of sparkle to your home Christmas or New Years party.
— A classy pair of trousers and a festive blouse or knit is the perfect way to look dressed up while staying comfy. Lucky for us, loose-fitting pants are in, so you’ll be looking stylish and sophisticated right at home.
— If you know you’ll be spending the whole night at home, why not wear a pair of heels with a wrap dress or maxi skirt? A pair of stilettos instantly boots the glam of any outfit, and the farthest you’ll have to walk is to the fridge and back!
7. Counting Down With the Family
If all you’re craving is a cozy night in after this year’s craze, we totally feel you. Here’s what to wear while you watch your favorite holiday movie or count down to the ball drop.
— Make a subtle yet stylish statement with a bold printed sweater dress—the one-and-done option for the effortlessly put-together look.
— Loungewear is always a good idea, especially when it’s accompanied by yummy food and drinks. Watch the ball drop with your loved ones in the comfort of your own home.
Whatever your holiday plans are, we want to know how you’re sending off 2020 in style. Let us know in the comments below!