When the holidays arrive, we all find ourselves trying to figure out what outfits to wear to a holiday party. There are so many festive pieces that hit the shelves and some items that we may already have, but we tend to get stuck when trying to fully put together casual Christmas party outfits. We know for these outfits we want to show off the glow but still keep it casual and comfortable.
While some of us may want to dress like a walking ornament with bright lights and sequins that match a disco ball, some of us want something a little more toned down and subtle. Even more, if you’re like me and going to a family friendly gathering with kids, you want something super comfortable but chic. In this post, I’m sharing some great essentials and outfit inspiration for creating causal Christmas outfits that are so chic you’ll be the talk of the party.
CASUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY OUTFITS
VEGAN LEATHER CORSET IN GREEN & GOLD
This casual Christmas outfit is one that is not only chic but gives a level of comfort while also showing off your form. The color combination of this outfit is great for not only a holiday party, but also a great outfit that you can style over and over again in the Winter. And as it begins to get warmer, you can style this look a little differently by switching the layer top look and putting the corset under the button up shirt and shedding the shirt if it gets warmer outside. The gold flare that matches well with the holidays is found in the accessories. With the dainty earrings, Gucci belt and chic, but budget-friendly, handbag, you bring the gold and green combination together for a holiday look. Paired with the flared pants, all you have to do is add a cute pair of tan or brown booties and this is a great look to wear to the upcoming holiday parties. But if you’re someone who likes skinny jeans over flared or straight leg jeans, you can also style this look with a pair of skinny jeans and knee high boots.
CHRISTMAS TREE GREEN SHACKET AND SWEATER DRESS
With the shacket being such a staple of the cold weather season, it’ becomes evident that a shacket look is one that you have to have for your holiday party looks. This green long-line shacket pairs well with this muted green button up midi sweater dress. Though the dress is long, you still want to put this look together with a pair of over the knee boots. And to show off your boots, all you need to do is adjust the amount of buttons buttoned at the bottom of the midi dress and you can show a little leg by just showing a lot more boot. This is a great outfit to also style for a casual office party for the holidays. During those end of the week parties where the office allows for more dress down days, but still need a professional look, this is great outfit to stay looking office ready but also in a causal Christmas party look.
CASUAL SWEATER WITH HOLIDAY SCARF
This look is a great one because of the bling and chic accessories that make the outfit stand out. By starting with a neutral base that is the white turtleneck sweater and light wash jeans, you start off with great Winter base colors. Then to make the outfit connect to the holiday season, you add a great holiday scarf and some bling to bring out the sparkle and emphasize the holiday colors. Adding the statement earrings to the look helps to make a statement with this neutral, casual look. You can even consider adding statement earrings to your casual sweater look by adding a little more pop of color to match the scarf that you style with the look.
BLACK LEGGINGS WITH COMFY SWEATER, HAT AND SCARF
For a super casual Christmas party that may happen at someone’s house and involve a little outdoor time around the fire, this look is perfect. It’s a comfortable look that is both chic and in trend. The accessories add an additional aspect to the look by creating a little bit of an outdoorsy look without making it look like you are about to go on a hike. With faux leather leggings being such a hot trend, combining it with another Winter trend which is the oversized blanket scarf, you create a super casual holiday look that is perfect for the weather and sipping on hot chocolate or mulled wine. If you’re outside in this look, consider adding a Sherpa lined or faux fur jacket to your look to add a little more of a statement element to your look to bring it up a notch.
BLACK AND RED CHIC
Now for those adult, late night Christmas parties, you may want to dress a little more sophisticated but still keep a semi causal look. Though many people don’t think black is a great Christmas color, it’s not a color to shy away from for Christmas parties. By pairing this form fitting red midi skirt with a black cropped top will have you standing out while also feeling comfortable at your upcoming holiday party. And then, to add the red earrings and luxurious handbag, you add a little more class to this holiday party outfit. This is an outfit for those who love typically wearing a black dress to parties but want to add a little color to their look. By bringing in the red, you’re adding a Christmas color to your outfit but also keeping to the black dress look.
Key Tips FOR CREATING YOUR CASUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY OUTFIT
Overall, as you are creating your casual Christmas party outfit, you want to make sure that you are keeping to what is comfortable for you, but there are some things that you might want to consider as you are putting your outfit together.
- THE WEATHER. If you’re planning on attending a party that is taking place outside, you may want to go for an outfit with layers that you can add or take off. You’ll mostly be adding layers especially as it gets later and the sun goes down and temperature begins to drop. But there is the case you may need to take some off once you warm up around the fire and sip on some cocktails.
- THE LOCATION. Keep in mind what casual means in the setting. Casual at a home Christmas party may be different than the casual look that you would wear to a bar or office Christmas party.
- THE ACTIVITIES. Make sure to see what is going on at your holiday party. I’ve been to quite a few where I showed up wearing heeled boots or booties to find out that we had some fun holiday activities that involved a little more movement than my heels would allow me to do for a long period of time.