7 Cool-Girl-Approved Outfit Formulas For Holiday Parties

By Nicky Deam
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We cherish celebrating the holidays with friends and loved ones, but that doesn’t mean we want to do it in matching outfits. To help you stand out from the crowd, we’ve put together seven ensembles that are as holiday-appropriate as they are unique. Whether you’re trading red for green, miniskirts for trousers or stilettos for mules, we guarantee you’ll look both festive and fashion-forward.

Cool-Girl-Approved Holiday Outfit Formulas

Photographer: Jason Maughan

Model: Marta Pozzan

Hair and makeup: Glamsquad

Art director: Christian David

Stylist: Nicky Deam

A Victorian-inspired white cocktail dress is an unexpected choice for winter parties. Top with a tailored tuxedo jacket, add a cozy cashmere beanie and finish with a gothic lip and slick patent shoes for a bold result.

Infuse your holiday attire with Penny Lane vibes. Layer a psychedelic Lurex knit under a sequined dress for vintage flair. Finish with a nubby coat and strappy heels.

Temper an icy ensemble of blue, gray and white with a bold red lip and a lizard-print clutch.

Buck conventional holiday trends and opt for a sculptural midi dress in emerald green. Pair it with vibrant blue pumps, a multicolored bag and drop earrings.

Cozy doesn't have to mean casual. Try a pleated metallic skirt with an embellished, color-blocked turtleneck finished with bold earrings for festive flair.

Summer's cult off-shoulder trend is reimagined in sumptuous silk. Try pairing your top with a statement choker, satin clutch and high-waisted velvet trousers.

Use winter's requisite layers as an excuse to mix prints of varied sizes and textures. Team a blouse with wide-leg trousers and top with a silk bomber in complementary hues. Add flair with a velvet belt and fuzzy mules.