Tis the season to get away with all the sparkly and festive outfits that you can! The holiday season can be a stressful time of the year for most people, but with this guide there is one thing you don’t have to worry about: your outfits. Whether holiday fashion is your thing or not, it’s nice to not have to think about what you’re going to wear to all of these fun (and maybe not so fun) holiday events.

Whether it’s an epic New Year’s Eve night, Christmas party, or family dinner, read on for 17 outfit ideas to be the chicest woman at the party!

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1. gold sequin tank dress + moto jacket + black tights + pumps + clutch 
Occasion: New Year’s Eve
It doesn’t matter how “expected” it is to wear sequins at a New Year’s Eve event…take advantage of this time and bring out those little shiny numbers you can’t ever seem to find a place to wear to. Add tights and a moto jacket to tone down the look and add some warmth.

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2. red velvet dress + strappy heels + clutch
Occasion: Christmas party
What says winter fashion more than a pretty velvet number? Double points for one in a pretty Christmas color. Just add heels and a clutch. Dresses like this speak for themselves!

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3. high waist silk skirt + red plaid top + block heels + statement necklace + clutch
Occasion: Office Party
If you already wear button downs to work, all you have to do is switch out your bottoms for a fun and poofy skirt…then presto! Party ready. Pretty accessories take it up a notch.

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4. sequin pants + graphic tee + blazer + heels
Occasion: New Year’s Eve party
What do all party pants need? A good graphic tee. By wearing sequin pants you still get the style of a glitzy dress, but now you’ve got movement for the dance floor!
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5. floral dress + block heels
Occasion: Christmas party
A floral dress that incorporates red and green without being too obvious is a great piece to wear to a Christmas party. Not many accessories are needed when you have a nice print!

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6. high waist silky pants + sequin boxy tank + heels
Occasion: Office Party
Office appropriate, yet still stylish. People will usually say if you’re wearing wide bottoms, go tight on top and vice versa. Mix with proportions and try something new by going with loose pants and a loose top. This outfit works because you are balancing it out with skin on the arms and with the boxy, cropped shape of the top.

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7. leopard print pencil skirt + graphic tee + statement necklace + heels
Occasion: Christmas get-together
Leopard is a neutral and should be in your rotation this holiday season. Go bold with a graphic tee and jazz it up with a statement necklace. Check out some more holiday outfit inspo here.
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8. plaid skirt + sequin boxy tank + heels
Occasion: Work party
Plaid is a great winter fashion staple. Try it in a color other than red or green for an unexpected twist. Tuck in your top if you’re wearing a high waisted skirt to highlight your body in the best way.

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9. high waist silk skirt + crop top + leopard heels + statement necklace + clutch + statement coat
Occasion: Christmas party
All kinds of glam in this look. Fur + animal print + bold lip + statement necklace= a combo that you can’t go wrong with.
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10. rose gold sequin skirt + plain white tee + leopard coat + heels
Occasion: Family get-together
Who says all sparkly outfits have to go to the nines? Sometimes the perfect companion for a sparkly mini skirt is a plain white tee. The mix of casual and glam is unexpected, yet cool.
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Okay, if you are looking to dress to the nines then the perfect topper for this outfit is a statement animal print fur coat. You won’t be forgotten!
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11. leather leggings + plaid shirt + fur vest + heels + pearl necklace
Occasion: Christmas party
If sequins aren’t your thing, then an edgy leather legging look is going to be right up your alley. Leather toughens up any look while the plaid shirt keeps in season appropriate.
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12. black sequin skirt + gray sweater + statement earrings + heels
Occasion: Office Party
Business on top with the casual sweater, and party on bottom with the eye catching skirt. Let your coworkers know you’re not all business.
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13. rose gold sequin skirt + plaid shirt + cable knit sweater + animal print coat
Occassion: Christmas party
Show off your styling ability by pairing together different textures and prints for an eye-catching ensemble.
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14. leather skater skirt + sequin boxy tank + tights + heels + statement earrings
Occasion: New Year’s Eve
There might not be a lot of different colors in this outfit, but when you’re mixing textures and proportions, different colors aren’t needed. Check out some more NYE outfit inspo here.
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However, if you’re looking for a statement piece, a fur coat will surely provide that for you.

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15. little black dress + fur shrug + diamond choker + heels
Occassion: Night at the ballet
Go classic and chic at a fancy night out to the symphony or ballet. You can never go wrong with a little black dress. Class it up by pairing it with a fur piece and a statement choker.holiday outfit ideas  holiday outfit ideas

16. beige sweater + dark skinny jeans + blanket scarf + otk boots
Occasion: Family dinner
Want to be comfortable (and cute) for all that yummy food? Oversized sweaters will hide any extra portions you help yourself to and a big scarf can double as your blanket when it’s time to curl up.
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17. black turtleneck + striped skirt + tights + heels + leopard print coat
Occasion: Office Party
Conservative and professional, yet with the mixing of prints and statement coat, you’re anything but boring.
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Most of these pieces were found at thredUP, including some of my favorites pieces of the bunch: the faux fur. It seems like there are so many things you have to buy during this season, but expensive clothes don’t have to be one of them. Consider buying secondhand for your events this year. You don’t have to sacrifice your budget or your style!

I hope this guide helps to make your outfit picking a little less stressful, yet all the more stylish this season!

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*This post is partnered with thredUP, but all opinions and views are my own*

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3 Comments

  1. Renee

    December 4, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    This is such a great reference as I dress for the holidays! I love that plaid top, and all those skirts. So many great ideas and cute outfits I can’t even pick a favorite!

  2. Steal4Style

    December 5, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I love look number 4, it’s so casual chic! This was really a great inspiration!
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    1. Carolyn @ My Chic Obsession

      December 6, 2017 at 10:57 am

      Thank you! Happy it helped you 🙂

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