arty o’clock just rang the doorbell and who’s answering? Holiday parties are arguably the season’s high moments. We get to experiment with food, hair, makeup, and of course, fashion. Oh, that shimmery dress or dramatic hair trend you’ve been dying to try on all year but the fear of HR is the beginning of wisdom. Well, it’s finally time to do it all.

You can find some style expression this season because if you’re anything like me, dressing up for every occasion (house party inclusive) is a non-negotiable deal. Truth is, under no circumstance should your holiday party outfits be relegated to the background, even if you’re exhausted from all the festivities. The best way to ensure that your style tune doesn’t miss a beat is to begin by pinning down your ensembles according to your calendar obligations and follow our holiday style guidelines for sure-fire holi-slay moments. I assure you it’d come in handy when things start to feel choked up.

Check out 7 holiday party outfits that are giving exactly what they should…

#1. Sequins for cocktail parties

This traditional holiday party outfit will always be right as there are no limits to textures or cuts. Cocktail parties don’t discriminate so bring your A-game with your favorite embellishments and sparkle away with a mini sequin dress or skirt.

#2. Statement sweater for intimate family gatherings

If you’ve been wondering how to jump on the ugly sweater trend, there’s no better time. Consider a cable knit sweater with a plush feel and comfy pants. At a family get-together, things often seem laid back and a sweater really does evoke the mood.  Don’t end up at a grocery run with your fancy red dress and stiletto.

#3. The sheer piece + sparkle for a gala 

The see-through trend revealed an elevated level of sass and is arguably one of the biggest fashion trends of 2022. Sheer pieces are increasingly go-to holiday party outfits that every stylish person alive must adopt before the year eventually takes a bow. Consider a monochrome look with a matching inner piece or contrast with a sheer black dress and a pop of color for innerwear.

#4. A silk black dress for an office party

Just because it’s party season doesn’t mean your fit should mirror a red-light district theme. Balance it out by looking office appropriate, festive, and sophisticated. A black dress will always deliver on this expectation. Show out with unique accessories—who’s looking?

#5. A velvet fit for a girls’ hangout

It’s easy to see why the luxe fabric stays making the rounds. They scream luxurious, relaxed, festive, and feminine. It’s also super easy to style with basics. Velvet pants completed with a white button-down crop top will stand out in a crowd full of well-dressed people. Wearing the complete set is also a party outfit special.

#6. Puff sleeve piece for parté after parté

One would think with all the seasons the puffy sleeve trend has gallantly aced through, they’d already give it a rest. Gladly, these flamboyant pieces continue to make major statements in every texture alive. Opt for the structured counterparts and pair them with solid pants or a puffy sleeve dress for the parté after parté.

#7. The one-shoulder dress for a boujee dinner

If you’re interested in holiday party outfits that show off your neckline and make room for shoulder-gracing earrings, consider this beautiful simplicity. Go minimal on hair, preferably an updo, and go full-on glam with accessories. That’s the city girls’ energy right there.

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