Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Outfit Ideas

Just thought it would be fun to put together a post of some ideas for fun holiday outfits made up of pieces you might already have that aren't your typical "wear a red sweater for Christmas." Not that there's anything wrong with red sweaters, they're great! These are just a little bit more unexpected ways to wear red, but still feel festive. :)   

Outfit one: A red skirt. A little more unexpected than a red top. Keep it casual with a tucked in t-shirt, pair it with a button down, a cream sweater or both layered together. Add some sparkly jewelry to take it to a fancier level. Heels for the evening event, boots or booties for day time, totally versatile. 
I wore it with a tucked in polka dot button down and a pretty statement necklace and earrings.

Button down: target
Red skirt: express 
boots: Steve Madden
Necklace & Earrings: J. Crew

Outfit two: wearing a cranberry or wine color is a less obvious way to stay in the red family, but be a little more obscure about it.
I love the clean lines of this shirt and the added detail of lace and gold buttons at the wrists and neck. Cranberry looks good on most everyone. I love it paired with dark skinnies and boots or booties. I added some more gold sparkle with a necklace and ring from H&M- only $5.95 each!! (These were recent purchases- if you're looking for some fun gold jewelry they had lots of options!)

Top: Nordstrom Rack 
Jeans: AE
Boots: Steve Madden
Jewelry: H&M 

Outfit three: Do you own a little red sundress? What about pairing it with an over-sized cardigan and some booties to give it new life in the winter-time? 
Red Dress: Ross
Cardigan: CottonOn
Booties: Aldo

This was a fun challenge for me to look in my closet and find things I already had that I could wear in new ways at this time of year. The only really recent purchase was the gold jewelry from H&M, the red skirt for example I've had for 7+ years, the cranberry shirt for over 2 years, the booties for 6 years, the sundress for 2 years, etc. 
Maybe you can have fun putting together some red (or cranberry!) pieces you never thought to wear for the holidays too :)