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Holiday Style Guide: Casual Holiday Outfits

holiday style guide casual merry merry sweater

It’s Holiday Style Week! I’ll be sharing great holiday outfits for every occasion. Today, we’re talking about casual holiday outfits. 

 

Casual holiday outfits are probably my most asked-for outfit ideas. These are outfits that are festive, fun, and just get you in the holiday spirit. I put together four looks for you to copy.

I also rounded up some casual holiday outfit shopping options HERE so you can grab whatever you need!

 

Where to Wear Casual Holiday Outfits

Here are some great places to wear these casual holiday outfits:

  • Family Christmas Party
  • Christmas Eve
  • Kid’s Classroom Party
  • Visiting Santa
  • Neighborhood Party
  • Favorite Things Party

 

 

red coat with plaid shirt
red coat with plaid shirt

Holiday plaid

There’s nothing more holiday than classic red plaid! This red plaid shirt is a festive staple, and it can be dressed up or down. I kept it more casual here with black jeans and Chelsea boots, but you could absolutely dress it up with a skirt or dress pants, or dressier jeans and heels. I also added a bold red coat for an extra festive feel because I love a monochromatic look!

Which accessories to choose:

  • The red on red is super bold and festive, so I kept my accessories simple and casual. Oversized gold hoops and black flat boots. They’re both classic, versatile, and closet staples.

OLD NAVY PLAID SHIRT | SIMILAR RED COAT | MADEWELL BLACK DEMI BOOT JEANS CHELSEA BOOTS (similar HERE) | ANTHROPOLOGIE OVERSIZED GOLD HOOP EARRINGS

 

 

Red lip and merry merry sweater
Red lip and merry merry sweater

Graphic sweater

A graphic sweater is a fun casual holiday top. Skip the ugly sweater and choose a chic option like this gorgeous gray and red “merry merry” option. I paired it with dark skinny jeans, but you could do light wash mom jeans for an even more casual look, or black jeans and black heeled boots or pumps for a dressier look. This would also look amazing with a red coat over the top. I have some more festive sweater options linked in my HOLIDAY STYLE GUIDE!

Which accessories to choose:

  • I usually choose less jewelry when I’m wearing more casual outfits, but a little sparkle makes this outfit feel fun and special. I added a stack of gold bracelets and some fun gold bow earrings. It’s not much, but just enough to make the outfit feel finished.

LOFT MERRY SWEATER | GOOD AMERICAN JEANSCHELSEA BOOTS (similar HERE) | AMAZON BOW EARRINGS |PIXI BEAUTY  “REAL RED” LIQUID LIP | GOLD BUDHA GIRL BANGLES

 

 

green dress merrick white collection
green dress merrick white collection

Casual holiday dress

Don’t be afraid to wear a dress, even to casual holiday events! A dress is ALWAYS a good option, regardless of the dress code. This dress is made out of soft, stretchy material, so gives off a comfortable and casual vibe. You could dress it up with heels like I did (definitely making it less casual), or you could dress it down with flats or ankle boots. If I did ankle boots, I’d do tan ones so the outfit didn’t feel bottom heavy. If I did black boots, I’d choose a black coat or jacket to help balance the top of the outfit.

Which accessories to choose:

  • With the gold buttons on this dress, it adds a little special sparkle up top, so I skipped the earrings completely and just added a few gold beaded bracelets for a little casual sparkle.

GREEN MERRICK WHITE COLLECTION DRESS (wearing size XS) | GOLD AMAZON THE DROP HEELS | SIMILAR GOLD BEADED BRACELETS

 

 

RED SWEATER WITH BLACK JEANS
RED SWEATER WITH BLACK JEANS

Red sweater

A red sweater is a classic holiday outfit. But don’t let it be a boring outfit! Choose a sweater that has some interest, like this gorgeous cable knit, or one with interesting sleeves or neckline. I have some linked in my holiday style catalog! Because this sweater is oversized, I chose skinny jeans to balance the outfit, and then gave it a half tuck to keep my waist defined and my legs elongated.

Which accessories to choose:

  • These bow earrings are such a perfect addition (as you’ve seen, cause I’ve worn them in tons of these holiday outfits). They make the outfit feel special and festive, but aren’t too statement-y. With this simple outfit that only has red and black, a statement shoe and/or earring is a great addition to keep it from feeling boring. I chose a pearl flat slide, but you could choose a cute sneaker or flat boot instead.

AMAZON RED SWEATER | GOOD AMERICAN BLACK JEANS (similar HERE with more sizes!) | SIMILAR PEARL FLATS HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE | BOW AMAZON EARRINGS 

 

I hope this helps you get ready for your holiday events, and gives you inspiration for your closet! If you need some shopping options, check out this roundup of casual festive pieces.

 

 

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