Easy Holiday Outfits for Family Gatherings + Gifts to Bring!

holiday outfits for family gatherings

Huge thanks to Nordstrom and Collective Voice for sponsoring this post

Today I’m sharing a few easy holiday outfits for family gatherings, and I’m partnering with Nordstrom and Collective Voice to do it! There are plenty of activities to do with the family this time of year, and given that it’s an extra special time to snap pics and capture memories, it’s worth making sure you love what you’re wearing.

So many of my clothes come from Nordstrom, and shopping there has totally transformed how my outfits look AND feel. I find the most COMFORTABLE clothes at Nordstrom, and the clothes just look effortlessly stylish! On top of the great clothes, Nordstrom has incredible customer service, including free shipping and free return shipping on all orders. And, you can order online and utilize Nordstrom’s in-store and curbside pickup. Plus, if you join the Nordy Club, you can earn Nordstrom Notes on your purchases, get Nordstrom credit when you use their alterations service, and more! Check out all the Nordy Club has to offer HERE.

Now let me share some holiday outfits for family gatherings, like going to see Christmas lights, having Christmas dinner, and family gift exchanges, so that you can feel comfortable and confident as you enjoy your time with family!

SIZING: I’m 5’6” and usually S/M or 6 in clothes and 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

 

holiday navy sweatshirt + girlfriend jeans + tan booties holiday navy sweatshirt + cuffed girlfriend jeans + tan booties + gold earrings holiday navy glittery sweatshirt + cuffed girlfriend jeans + tan booties + gold hoops navy sweatshirt + cuffed girlfriend jeans + gold hoops + white sneakers

1. Christmas Lights or Movie Night: Cute Sweatshirt + Girlfriend Jeans
For a casual but festive event with the family, like seeing Christmas lights or hanging out with family friends for a holiday movie night, go for a sweatshirt like this one that says, “Merry” in sequins! A cute, festive sweatshirt makes even super low-key activities more special! This says “Merry” in sequins, and it’s lightweight and comfy with a great drape. Find it HERE. I wear size S. I wear size S.

Add to the casual vibe by pairing the sweatshirt with girlfriend jeans and either casual lug sole boots or sneakers. These girlfriend jeans are thick and sturdy but also stretchy and comfortable! Plus, they have a stretchy elastic strip in the waistband so that you can feel comfortable all day long! Sizes are going fast in these jeans, since they are ON SALE! Grab them HERE. I fit size 6 for a looser fit (shown here), and size 4 for a slightly slimmer fit.

For shoes, I’m showing both boots and sneakers. These boots are GREAT for casual outfits! They’re comfortable with a low, rubber sole, and they’re WATER-RESISTANT! They work really well with sweatshirts and jeans, so you can keep your ankles warm in casual outfits. 😉 These boots come in 4 colors, including two suede options and two leather options. See them all HERE. I wear size 9.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweatshirt: c/o Nordstrom (exact—I wear size S)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 6)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 9)
Sneakers: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 8.5)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

 

red sweater + girlfriend jeans + tan booties + gold jewelry red sweater + cuffed girlfriend jeans + tan booties + gold jewelry red sweater + cuffed jeans + tan booties + gold hoops + gold necklacered sweater + cuffed jeans + tan boots + gold hoops + gold necklace

2. Gift Exchange, Dinner With Friends, or Christmas Lights: Sweater + Girlfriend Jeans 
Step it up just a bit by swapping your sweatshirt for a sweater! This sweater is PERFECT for festive holiday outfits for family gatherings! The color is great and the texture adds visual interest, which automatically adds style. I also love its relaxed fit for creating stylish outfits without looking overly dressed up. Last, because this sweater isn’t too long, so I can wear it without having to tuck it! This comes in 8 colors, HERE! I wear size M.

Here, I paired it again with the girlfriend jeans and lug sole boots.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: c/o Nordstrom (exact—I wear size M)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 6)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 9)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

 

red sweater + white jeans + tan boots + gold hoops + gold necklace red sweater + white straight leg jeans + tan boots + gold earrings+ gold necklace

3. Gift Exchange or Dinner With Friends
An alternative option is to wear the red sweater with corduroy pants. Corduroy adds a cozy and rich texture to outfits, which is very fitting for this time of year!

The corduroys I’m wearing here are by Wit & Wisdom, and they are VERY SOFT and stretchy, complete with elastic in the waistband. They’re SUPER comfortable! They are limited in sizes, but they are SO comfortable and are a great way to add variety from jeans that I wanted to share them with you in case you can snag your size! Check them out HERE. I wear size 6.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: c/o Nordstrom (exact—I wear size M)
Pants: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 6)
Boots: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 9)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

 

green sweater + flare jeans + cognac boots + gold jewelry green sweater + dark wash flare jeans + cognac boots + gold hoops + gold necklace green sparkly sweater + dark wash flare jeans + cognac heeled boots + gold hoops + gold necklace

4. Dressy Holiday Dinner, Christmas Eve Service, or Holiday Show: Sequin Sweater + Bootcut Jeans
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: sequins are a fantastic and fun way to dress up! If you don’t want to go for an all-over sequin top, a sweater like this with sequin sleeves is a better option!

This sweater is stretchy and comfortable to wear. The sleeves add that special, dressy element that makes it stand out. You can pair this with jeans, black slacks, statement pants, and a skirt. It’s really versatile! It comes in 4 colors, which you can see HERE. I wear size S.

I paired it with dark wash bootcut jeans to create an outfit to wear to dressy holiday dinners with the family, a Christmas Eve service, or a holiday play or concert. These jeans have been PMT community FAVORITES for many, many years, and they’re still going strong. A darker wash instantly dresses up outfits–it automatically looks chic and polished. More importantly, these jeans are REALLY SOFT, very stretchy, and SUPER COMFORTABLE! Of course, they have the stretchy elastic waistband for ultimate comfort. So, you can look really polished and put together but feel really, really comfortable! Check out the jeans HERE. You can find a very similar pair that is equally as soft (if not even softer), HERE! I sized up to 8 for a looser fit around my thighs, but if you don’t have fuller thighs like I do, go for your regular size.

Shop the Outfit:
Sweater: c/o Nordstrom (exact—I wear size M)
Jeans: Nordstrom (exact—I wear size 8; similar)
Boots: (similar; similar)
Necklace: Nordstrom (exact)

These are just a few holiday outfits for family gatherings that you can wear this season! We have a range from low-key activities to dressy casual events. But one thing is certain: no matter how casual or how dressy the event is, you will be COMFORTABLE thanks to clothes that feel really good!

If you’re looking for MORE options for holiday outfits, I rounded up a bunch in the widget below. I also rounded up some gift ideas to bring to gatherings with family and friends!

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Shop Holiday Gift Ideas for Family and Friend Gatherings:

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