How to Have Standout Holiday Outfits With Simple Outfit Formulas

Cute Holiday Outfit Ideas

Dressing in fun, special ways for the holidays doesn’t have to be complicated. You can spice up your style very, very simply by focusing on a few key details, and today I’m partnering with ModCloth to share how!

ModCloth is full of gorgeous pieces with special details that make them stand out. It’s details like how a garment is cut, a pretty color or adorable print, or features like ruffles, pleats, lace, or embroidery that elevate an item and make it special.

By knowing what kind of details to look for, it can be VERY simple to have a standout, stylish outfit.  Let’s talk through some ideas and outfit formulas!

SIZING: I’m 5’6″ and usually S/M or 6/8 in clothes, 8.5 to 9 in shoes.

Office Holiday Party Outfit: teal printed blouse + maroon pants + gold heels teal printed blouse + maroon pants

Office Holiday Party: Pretty Printed Blouse + Colored Pants + Metallic Heels
For what to wear to an office holiday party, a pretty blouse with a cute print is an easy choice, and this teal one is gorgeous!  Even better if it has details in its structure, like how this one has a cross front neckline and fun peplum.  You can easily dress it down with jeans and red flats, or you can dress it up with pants and metallic accessories like I did here.  Easy peasy, and so, so pretty!  See the top HERE.

NOTE: This top does not stay closed easily, so you should add your own little snap button or plan to wear a camisole underneath.  On the positive side, it is easy to breastfeed in because the neckline/bust is super loose!

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cowl neck sweater + white jeans for winter + tan suede boots cowl neck sweater for winter with white jeans cowl neck sweater + white jeans outfit

Casual Holiday Activities: Statement Sweater + Jeans + Boots
This is THE easiest outfit formula for any casual event, and there are so many types of sweaters you can do with it to change up the looks.  Go for classic pullovers like THIS or THIS.  Or do statement sweaters like THIS or the one I’m wearing above!

This cowl neck is chenille, which is soooo soft and cozy.  I used to think chenille was too heavy, so I wasn’t sure I would like this sweater, but it’s way more lightweight than I thought it’d be while still being cozy and warm.  It’s pretty amazing!  I love the colors in it too, and while this would totally work with regular blue jeans, I love how it pops against white jeans!  Check it out HERE.  I’m wearing size M.

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Black Floral Dress + Gold Heels + White Clutch + Statement earringsBlack floral dress + White Clutch + Statement Earrings Black Floral Dress + Statement Earrings + White Clutch + Gold HEelsWhite Clutch + Holiday Dress

Fancy Holiday Party: Statement Dress + Neutral or Metallic Accessories
How GORGEOUS is this dress??  I honestly can’t get enough of it! ?  If you want to up your game for your next fancy holiday party, go for a dress with a classic silhouette that has beautiful details, like embroidery or intricate lace details.

The embroidered detailing on this dress is sooooo pretty! I’ve mostly got casual holiday events to go to this year, but this dress is totally making me wish I had fancy parties to go to.  It’s lined with a stretchy black slip dress in a soft material that’s comfy against your skin. It has seaming at the waist and then floats away from your body for a classic, elegant silhouette. Find it HERE. I’m wearing size M.

I paired it with these gold glitter heels which I got last year and are available again HERE! They have been a fantastic go-to pair of shoes for fancy holiday outfits. Gold goes with pretty much everything, and I love how it keeps this dress airy whereas a darker shoe would weigh everything down. Find the shoes HERE. I’m wearing size 40/9.

Dress (size M) / Shoes (size 40)

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Unique Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for fun gift ideas too, ModCloth has a ton!  Books and journals with a lot of personality, cool and unique home decor, and more.  Shop some of them out in the widget below!

Modcloth Holiday Gifts

Pink Ceramic Planter / Set of 3 Mini Vases

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