5 Outfits for Casual Holiday Parties With Friends + Sweater Options Galore!

Outfits for Casual Holiday Parties

If any of you have upcoming low key holiday gatherings with friends, this post is for you!  I’m talking about the kind where you’re cozied up in someone’s house around a fire drinking hot chocolate or cider and doing a group gift exchange or a cookie exchange.  I love those types of hangouts, and today I’ve got a few outfits for you to wear to them!

It appears I’ve got sweaters on the brain because most of these looks involve sweaters.  When I’m hanging out in a laid back environment, I just want to be able to throw something on really easily, and sweaters are nice and warm without needing a lot of pieces.  Anyway, here are the outfits!

Rose Sweater + Skinnies + Gray Over Knee Boots + Crossbody + Statement earrings Gray Over Knee boots + Tunic Sweater + Skinnies + White bag Skinnies + Over Knee Boots + Tunic Sweater Tunic Sweater + Skinnies + Crossbody Bag + Statement Earrings + Over Knee Boots

Cozy Statement Sweater with Texture + Jeans + Boots
A cute, cozy sweater will work every time!  Rather than going with a plain solid sweater, one with details like a slouchy cowl neck or heather red color makes a more interesting outfit.  Add some awesome boots and shimmer earrings to elevate it a little while still staying cozy.

This sweater is really soft and stretchy.  It has a very open knit, so it definitely needs a shirt underneath.  Without one, your skin would be peeking through all those holes down the front!  Luckily in colder sweater weather I usually prefer layers underneath sweaters anyway.  Also, because of the open knit the sweater isn’t super warm.  That’s not so great if you live in a very cold climate, but it’s really great if you live in a warmer climate like I do and want the look of a chunky cozy sweater without overheating.

And these boots?  I received them many, many months ago and love how they look, but it’s been way too warm here to wear them until now.  I love them with this red sweater though!  They’re on sale HERE with limited sizes and full price HERE with more sizes.

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: ModCloth (exact–wearing M, similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4)
Boots: c/o Sole Society (exact–on sale here; exact–more sizes here; wearing size 9)
Bag: Nordstrom (similar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact–size M)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)

Blue Sweater + Skinnies + Riding Boots + Statement Necklace Skinnies + Blue Sweater + Turquoise Statement Necklace + Riding Boots + Lily Jade Blue Sweater + Statement Necklace + Gray Tote + Riding Boots Gray Tote + Blue Sweater + Statement Necklace + Riding Boots

Sweater + Statement Necklace + Boots
If you want to go with a standard solid sweater, add a fun statement necklace to make it pop!  It’ll dress up your outfit just a bit while still maintaining a casual, cozy vibe.  Super, super easy outfit.  Bonus points if your sweater is a bright color too!

My necklace is several years old and was HERE but is unfortunately sold out now.  The same shop has a similar one made of turquoise stones HERE.

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: Old Navy (similar, similar)

Jeans: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 4)
Necklace: c/o That’s Mine Boutique (similar)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact, exact–wearing size 9.5; similar–cheaper)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact)
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)

Green Sweater + Gingham Shirt + Skinnies + Riding Boots + Cognac Tote Gingham Shirt + Green Sweater + Skinnies + Riding Boots + Cognac Tote

Sweater Layered Over Printed Button Up + Jeans + Boots
If you don’t want to do a statement necklace, you can add some interest (and warmth!) to a solid sweater by layering a printed button up underneath.
Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Sweater: c/o ModCloth (similarsimilarsimilar, similar)
Jeans: Nordstrom (similar)–wearing size 4)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact–wearing size 9.5; similar–cheaper)
Watch: c/o JORD (exact

Plaid Shirt + Quilted vest + Leggings + Boots + Scarf + Cognac ToteQuilted Vest + Flannel Shirt + Leggings + Boots + Cognac Tote + Scarf

Printed Flannel + Vest + Leggings + Scarf
This one is really casual with leggings, but it’s super comfy!

Shop for the Look:
Top: J.Crew Factory (similar, similar)
Vest: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size S)
Leggings: Nordstrom (exact–wearing M) 
Scarf: c/o Conversation Pieces (similar)

Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Boots: Fergalicious via Famous Footwear
Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington (exact

Fair Isle Sweater + White Vest + Beanie + Skinnies + Boots + Tote White vest + Fair Isle Sweater + Beanie + Skinnies + Boot + Tote Skinnies + White Vest + Fair Isle Sweater + Tote + BootsBeanie + White Vest + Fair Isle Sweater + Skinnies + Boots + Cognac Tote White Vest + Beanie + Skinnies + Fair Isle Sweater + Boots + Cognac ToteWhite Pom Beanie + White Vest + Fair Isle Sweater + Skinnies + Boots + Tote

Printed Sweater + Vest
Another easy outfit is a fair isle sweater or any other printed sweater.  You don’t really need the vest or beanie when you’ve got a printed sweater, but adding at least one or the other will finish off your outfit juuuust enough.

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: ModCloth (exact–wearing size M, similar, similar, similar)
Vest: Old Navy (almost exact–this year’s version, I wear S)
Jeans: Old Navy Maternity (exact–wearing size 4)
Boots: Fergalicious via Famous Footwear (similar)
Bag: Nordstrom (exact)
Beanie: J.Crew Factory (exact)

And since we talked so much about sweaters, below are a bunch of great sweaters to add to your collection!




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