are you wondering what to wear to your holiday office party this year? or maybe it’s a neighborhood cookie exchange penciled on your calendar. it could be a christmas brunch you need a special outfit to wear to, holiday concert, or, my favorite, the annual nutcracker performance. you name it, there’s a variety of activities to attend once the holiday season arrives.
the holidays can be stressful enough without stewing over ‘what to wear.’ there are menus to plan houses to decorate, and gifts to wrap. through the years i learned that if i keep several wardrobe staples on hand, i can mix and match to my heart’s content, knowing i can throw a holiday ootd together in minutes. it’s a list of holiday wardrobe basics that make life a little easier this time of year. what made the grade? let’s find out.
crepe pants – want instant holiday glam? wear a pair of crepe ankle pants that go with everything. and i mean everything. similar here.
little black dress – when in doubt reach for the little black dress. it always works. i promise. look for interesting details that will set your dress apart from all the others. similar here, here, and here.
jacquard pants – love, love, love the shimmer and shine from jacquard pants. if there is a perfect holiday fabric this just might be it. there is always a pair of brocade pants hanging in my closet. always. similar here, and here.
satin pumps – for extra pizazz slip into a pair of satin pumps. similar here and here.