3 Unexpected Holiday Outfits To Try

Share

Let’s be real, there are only so many dresses, jumpsuits and sparkly numbers. At some point, they all begin to blur together. Nothing’s wrong with any of these items—we love them all on various occasions. But with a full social calendar this holiday, it’s fun to step outside your comfort zone and try a look you don’t typically wear. Think separates you wouldn’t have thought to assemble, a dressier take on denim or even bold colors not usually associated with the holidays. Ahead, we lay out three outfits for when you want to shake things up.

Getty Images

Mix Up Your Holiday Look

Dressed Up Denim

A velvet blazer is quintessential holiday. We're for a printed version to take it one step further, teamed with jeans for nonchalant chic. Velvet heels are at once complementary and unexpected in a coordinating shade picked from the pattern. Delicate earrings and a minibag with a gold chain are subtle accents.

Connie Mini Chain Crossbody

$268

Whistles

The Beatriz Mule in Velvet

$120

Madewell

The Tomcat Cropped High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans

$210

Mother

Giselle Earrings

$69

Maison Miru

Jacket in Printed Velvet

$594

Manila Grace

Surprising Separates

A shimmering bodysuit and flowing wide-leg trousers are a festive choice for more formal occasions. Skip silver or gold accessories in favor of rose as an unexpected touch. Black lace-up sandals are extra special with velvet ties and feather trim.

Lainey Heel

$595

Marion Parke

Elis Clutch

$228

Serpui Marie

Reed Stretch-Crepe Flare Pants

$395

Rachel Zoe

Arc Hoop Earrings

$60

Gorjana

Marcelle Shimmer Jersey Bodysuit

$128

French Connection

Refreshingly Feminine

The holidays needn’t be all red, green and metallic shades. Stand out in a multi-colored skirt with a bit of sheen and an off-the-shoulder knit to temper. Strappy heels, dainty hoop earrings and a beaded pouch keep it feminine.

Sapphire Hoops

$59

Mejuri

First Kiss Metallic Leather Sandals

$750

Aquazzura

Floral Beaded Bag

$60

Zara

Croquis Sweater

$125

Wilfred

Long Striped Skirt

$1,100

Molly Moorkamp