Seasonal Trends, Style Tips

What to Wear to a Holiday Party

December 11, 2023

I’m Abby!.
I'm a certified & published fashion stylist located in Silicon Valley with speciality in personal styling, color analysis and runway, commercial, and editorial styling.

Between wrapping up work projects, shopping for gifts, and attending holiday events, it’s a busy time for many of us! The last thing you should be stressing about is what you should wear to a holiday party. Read on to see our best head-to-toe outfit recommendations for all your work, friends, family, and charity festivities this season.

Work Holiday Parties

This is the age-old question: what does business casual even mean? A fun spin on a classic sweater paired with jeans or a midi skirt will keep you warm in a well air-conditioned room and express your personality, all while maintaining a professional appearance. 

work holiday party outfit

Family Holiday Parties

Whether the party is being hosted by your immediate family, extended family members or your in-laws, it’s always a safe bet to dress sharp for the occasion. For many, the holidays are the one time a year that we see some of our loved ones, so you want to maintain the good impression you left last year. A modest, well-fitting matching set will help you look tasteful and put-together.

Friends’ Holiday Parties

Your friends’ holiday gathering is the time to have some extra fun with your outfit! Show off your good taste and trendy closet with a feather-trim dress, or a sequined top with black trousers and matching heels. Alternatively, you can try pairing a festive knit cardigan with a pair of jewel-toned corduroy pants and loafers.

green work holiday party outfit idea

Charity Galas

This is your chance to dress like the tree topper you are! Silver and 80’s glam has been hot all year. Stand out from the velvet-clad-crowd and try a full sequined gown instead. For suits, opt for a tailored, jewel-toned jacket and trousers with a crisp white button down shirt.

I hope this guide relieves some of the pressure of deciding what to wear to a holiday party! Besides event styling, we also offer packing guides for work trips and holidays, day-to-day look-books for The Online Entrepreneur, and a Concierge Service for all your on-call styling needs. Give your loved one the gift of style this holiday season — book a call with us here to learn more about our services!

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