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What to Wear for Entertaining at Home

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Fashionable and comfortable, that is always the goal, but especially when you are entertaining at home! Use these 4 outfit ideas to put together stylish yet doable outfits for all your hosting events–even if they are a little smaller than usual this year.

What to Wear for Entertaining at Home

1. knit pants + knit sweater + sparkly flats
Knit pants come in handy as being an item you can easily move around in, while still looking dressed up. Paired with a bold sweater and sparkly flats, your outfit looks cozy and festive!

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2. metallic midi skirt + sweater + velvet slippers
A metallic midi skirt is not only flowy, but it makes the perfect holiday statement too. The best part? You can find many with an elastic waistband! A shoe choice like velvet slippers is great for looking chic and feeling comfortable at the same time.

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3. jumpsuit + velvet flats
Jumpsuits with some stretch are no-fuss, comfortable, and incredibly chic. You don’t have to worry about adjusting anything, yet you’ll still look like a million bucks, especially when paired with stylish velvet flats.

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4. wrap dress + ankle boots + cardigan
A wrap dress is very flattering and yet, not restricting at all. Plus, a busier pattern hides any cooking stains that may happen! Consider adding a layer such as a cardigan just in case you get really hot while cooking, but chillier later on. A low heel ankle boot elevates your outfit but is still easy to walk in.

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Generally, the outfit should look like you were able to cook in it, or maybe you are short on time and you actually did! This isn’t usually a time for anything tailored whether that be a button-down shirt or a suit.

While you want to stick with stretchy, moveable fabrics you can still add in some holiday spirit with statement earrings and bold colors!

If you want to be festive, try adding in sparkles- something like a sequin/ sparkly tank with stretchy jeans would be great. Velvet wide-leg pants would look chic while also being super comfortable as well!

It’s never a bad idea either to block off that last hour before guests arrive to change clothes, freshen up, and prepare yourself to host. Consider having a stylish apron too.

Use some or all of these tips to be the hostess with the mostess…and a stylish one at that! Your guests will be talking about just more than the meal you made them this year. 😉

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making mychicobsession.com a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys - her biggest fashion critics.