The holiday season is magical for a million reasons, but one of our very favorites will always be the once-a-year clothes we get to wear. Velvets, sequins, jewel tones—holiday outfits are far more special to put on than anything the rest of the year can offer us. But with jam-packed schedules and a whole host of parties to attend, trying to buy new things for all the events you have can make the season more expensive than it already is.
The solution? Styling holiday-appropriate outfits out of pieces we already own and love. While it’s fun to buy that new sparkly top or velvet trousers to wear to your holiday events, choosing pieces from your closet can also create a festive look if you style them right.
Ready to tackle the holidays in style? Do it with ease with these seven no-fail outfits, all crafted with pieces you already have in your closet.
A sweater dress and blazer
Nothing dresses up a good outfit like a blazer can, and the combination of one with a midi sweater dress, which feels elevated in itself, ends up being the perfect sophisticated combination that exudes a holiday feel.
A camel coat, sweater, and black jeans
Sometimes, a classic, simple outfit is exactly what the doctor ordered for holidays. Pair your camel coat with your go-to chunky sweater and jeans for an easy look that’s anything but boring. Dress it up more with heels or boots or keep it casual by finishing it with a pair of sneakers or loafers.
A matching cardigan set and jeans
If you invested in the knit tank and cardigan trend of the past year, the holidays are a perfect excuse to break yours out. The matching set makes it feel more special than an ordinary cardigan, and with jeans, it’s a casual-yet-festive combination made for a low-key holiday event.
A cable knit sweater and jeans
Something about a cable knit sweater just embodies the holidays, and while we’re all about snuggling up in ours on Christmas morning, you can also dress it up a bit for a festive party look. Pair yours with jeans, your favorite boots, and lots of accessories to feel ready for any get-together on your calendar.
A black shirt, skirt, and knee-high boots
If you’re looking for a dressed-up look with pieces you already own, pair any skirt you have with knee-high boots and a classic black top. If you’re in a chilly climate, you can layer a pair of tights (which are on-trend now) underneath for added warmth and a bit of a fancier feel.
A fuzzy cardigan and trousers
For an activity that calls for elevated basics, a fuzzy cardigan paired with any trousers or knit pants you have gives a twist on a classic sweater-and-jeans outfit that makes it feel more seasonally appropriate. Finish yours off with gold jewelry and a hair accessory for an extra touch of festiveness.
A sweater vest and button-up
The perfect time to get use out of that sweater vest you bought this year? The holidays. To make it feel more elevated, pair it with a button-up, black jeans, and your favorite heeled boots. Bonus points if you work in hues of green or red on top of it.