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Season Essential: 23 Holiday Outfit Ideas That Are Totally Stylish

Season Essential: 23 Holiday Outfit Ideas That Are Totally Stylish

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The end of the year is usually time to unwind, reflect, and make plans to veer into a new or hopeful adventure. Embracing this in modish ways, festive holiday outfits are in and on a merry streak right now and into the last weeks of December.  

Although the 2020 holiday season was mostly unconventional, 2021 has been nicer and things are looking to only get better. As expected, a Rave-worthy look is still in, especially as we wind down this year. From functionality, to personality, edge to sexy and classic, there’re numerous ways to stand out this holiday season. 

Whether ensembles in neutral and vibrant colors, or extravagant fabrics and fancy accessories, your end-of-the-year parties and celebrations are in for a stylish treat! Striking the perfect balance between fabulous and convenient is what the latest trends are all about. In other words, understated luxury is the name of this festive game. If you’ve been longing to build a wardrobe that is as snug as it is luxurious, we’ve got you covered with our shopping recommendations.

Check out 18 festive holiday outfit ideas that scream ‘modish’

ENSEMBLE PIECES

#1. The classic LBD

Effortless, classic, and versatile! These are words that embody the charm and quality of the little black dress. The accessible outfit staple is perfect for jolly festivities as it shines in both casual and refined silhouettes. Whether you rock one with a pair of snazzy stilettos or some fun edgy sneakers, it never disappoints.

 
 
 
 
 
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#2. Knitted vests

Uber-chic and hot this festive season, knitted vests continue to steal the hearts of stylistas everywhere. You can style them over a classic white shirt dress, alongside a pair of upscale thigh-high boots, and voila! You’re a solid trendsetter!

 
 
 
 
 
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#3. Leather

One festive holiday outfit idea that maintains its ritzy identity in the wintertime is the leather trend. It’s in vogue, on point, and it comes in a variety of colors like brown, red and black, also its pattern range is as extensive as it can be. From contemporary longline jackets and trench coats to dapper trousers, skirts and corsets, your options are endless!

 
 
 
 
 
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#4. Loungewear

The loungewear trend undoubtedly elevated autumn staples in 2020 and became the go-to outfit for every style enthusiast working from home. Taking things up a notch with a play on knit textures and also replacing loose/baggy forms, one piece within the item that continues to shine is the bodycon dress. While accentuating the female form in elegant ways, bodycon dresses loungewear serve as an upgrade to the “comfort is key” mantra. So swap that silk midi garb for a comfy knit fitted bodycon dress or co-ord set today.

 
 
 
 
 
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#5. Feather-trimmed pajama sets

The art of detail in fashion should never be underestimated and feather-trimmed pajama sets prove this and more. The fashion-forward two-piece is cosy enough for a brunch or a casual night out with the girls. Not only is it fabulous enough to make an impression, but it’s also comfortable enough for you to bust a move or two in! And if you’re the stylista in your family, you can always own your title with a feather-trimmed pajama set at a family gathering on Christmas eve.

 
 
 
 
 
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#6. Statement sleeves

Adding the perfect amount of pizzazz and glam to your list of festive holiday outfits, statement-making sleeves are in and on point! Ever since waist-up dressing became a thing for the current semi-virtual climate, the exaggerated shoulder fad has been embraced with ease. With an array of choices like puff, feathers, or fringe features, the possibilities are limitless.

 
 
 
 
 
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#7. Fringe/fringing

When fashion powerhouses have incorporated the fringe craze in their collections this year, why shouldn’t you? From dresses, skirts and tops, the frill detail has become a must-have, and it undoubtedly fits into the unconventional theme of the festive season ahead.

 
 
 
 
 
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#8 Metallic garbs

It’s without a doubt that metallic outfits are showstoppers, especially when rocked in unique forms. But to set a bar that surpasses this with finesse this coming holiday, fun and dainty colors are a must-try with the trend.

 
 
 
 
 
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#9. Captivating collars

Validating a new sense of originality and creativity with festive holiday outfit ideas this year, captivating collars are in! They easily catch the attention of anyone you come in contact with, and even better, you can design them yourself. All you need are jewels, lace fabrics, brooches, or feathers and you’re good to go! You can also opt for a versatile collar accessory you can use to style up different dresses and blouses.

 
 
 
 
 
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#10. Satin dresses

Floating with regal ease this holiday, satin dresses should be on your festive radar as they never go unnoticed. In a melange of colors like red, green, or gold, and midi, maxi, and asymmetrical dimensions, they are simply gorgeous!

 
 
 
 
 
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SHOES & BAGS

#11. Over-the-knee-boots

Boots always have a certain allure to them that makes them ideal for exclusive events. Kicking things off in high audacity with the trend, over-the-knee boots are hot this season. Whether you rock them in plain colors like black and white, or in floral and animal patterns, you’re sure to make an impression.

 
 
 
 
 
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#12. Pouch bags

Pouch bags modishly took over the style scene last year in the summertime, and they’re still in! With an assortment of soft and pastel tinges like powder blue, sand, lilac, and rosy pinks, the hobo-like bag is a street style phenomenon that wins.

 
 
 
 
 
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JEWELRY & HAIR ACCESSORIES

#14.  Embellished headbands

With a dynamic take on ultra-sleek hair accessories this winter, embellished headbands do more than they are perceived to. They take your holiday outfit from 0-100 real quick and they are great for lazy or bad hair days.

 
 
 
 
 
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#14. Chainlink & chunky necklaces

It goes without saying that dainty jewellery pieces have a way of completing an ensemble with a little something extra during the holidays. This festive season, however, chunky and chainlink necklaces are at the forefront of all things bijou! They have a way of complementing multiple personal styles without taking away too much from an outfit’s ethos. From monochrome and minimalistic palettes to outright edgy and eccentric personas, they check every box.

 
 
 
 
 
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