If you’ve been around here for a while, you already know how keen we are on the concept of a capsule wardrobe: a closet full of items that can be mixed and matched with one another for an infinite number of combinations and a permanent fix to your “I don’t know what to wear today” conundrum.
The holiday season is inevitably packed with events that involve far more than just the actual day of the holidays. From celebrations with friends to Secret Santa exchanges to walking around looking at holiday lights, it really does turn into an entire season of outfits on its own—which makes it perfect for a capsule wardrobe, where you can mix and match pieces together to create an endless number of festive looks for anything that might pop up.
It’s officially time to make the very most of the 2021 holidays, and we’ve made a list, checked it twice, and created a capsule wardrobe that will make sure you’re celebrating in style.
black turtleneck | black turtleneck (plus-size)
green blouse | blouse (plus-size)
tweed blouse | blouse (plus-size)
red sweater | red sweater (plus-size)
sweater | sweater (plus-size)
cable-knit sweater | cable-knit sweater (plus-size)
lounge set | lounge set (plus-size)
tweed dress | dress (plus-size)
velvet dress | velvet dress (plus-size)
knit pants | pants (plus-size)
pleated skirt | pleated skirt (plus-size)
sherpa coat | sherpa coat (plus-size)
midi sweater dress | midi sweater dress (plus-size)
wool coat | wool coat (plus-size)
Ways to Style Your Holiday Capsule Wardrobe:
1. For a walk to look at holiday lights
For your romantic stroll through the neighborhood to admire the lights on the houses near you or a trip to look at zoo lights, this look will keep you both warm and festive.
2. For a party with friends
You can’t get through the holiday season without a top that screams “wear me to holiday events,” and this green number is exactly that for the 2021 season.
3. For a holiday dinner
For a cozy dinner with your family members that are in town, a cable-knit sweater feels festive without being too on-the-nose, especially when paired with a chic wool coat.
4. For a cozy Christmas morning
Everyone knows Christmas morning is meant for cozy clothes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be festive. This velvet matching set is perfect for a morning spent around the tree with coffee and presents.
5. For your office’s party
An office’s holiday celebration is always one of the hardest events to dress for, so we’re turning to a pleated skirt in a festive hue paired with other basics to keep it work-ready.
6. For a night out to celebrate with friends
There’s nothing that feels more special than a night out on the town during the holiday season, and a pair of sparkly heels and a tweed blouse will feel festive while remaining chic and understated.