Sleeveless, strapless, off the shoulder, halter tops…they’re all great styles, but at the holidays…brrr! It’s kind of an oxymoron that these bare styles are offered to us at the coldest time of the year.
Sure, you could just say “screw it, I’m wearing sleeves!” And truthfully, there are more dresses and tops with sleeves this year than I’ve seen in ages, but still…the majority of what feels stylish is pretty bare.
And the truth is, short of wearing a wool, turtleneck sweater, most holiday clothes are still no match for the frigid temps.
But I have good news!!! I’ve seen more great jackets and wraps than ever to go over your holiday party outfits. Here are some great options and how to wear them.
And since I know how busy you’ve been, I rounded up my picks for all of your needs. Simply click the photo, and it will take you directly to the site to buy…easy peasy!
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Faux fur is very warm! Stoles and chubbies have a great retro flair! And faux fur is so stylish you may not want to take it off.
Sure, you typically see these over dresses but why not try one with a holiday top and pants for a new look?
Feathers add just a little something extra to your wrap. Again, you might want to incorporate your feathery wrap into your outfit or save it for your big entrance and exit! I love that either of these jackets are office-worthy!
Velvet is classic. A blazer is the perfect topper for any holiday office outfit but doubles as a wrap over your sexy holiday dress. Look to tailored styles for great juxtaposition with soft, satiny evening clothes.
This blue velvet jacket would be super stylish over a simple dress.
Sequins are a HUGE trend this year! They’re not just reserved for dressy clothes anymore either. Consider pairing the sequin bomber over your formal holiday attire and with jeans for your neighbor’s open house.
There’s no reason you can’t wear a moto jacket in a luxurious fabric over a dress. It’s a great desk to dinner look. And of course, like several other ideas I’ve shown, it doubles for casual wear.
Honestly, I’m not a puffer jacket kind of gal, but a satin puffer takes it to a whole other level! Wearing a short satin puffer over a dress or skirt is a big trend this year…and so warm with your jeans on the weekend!
If you don’t have a cozy jacket for your holiday outfits, I urge you to shop as soon as possible. And if you have something similar in your closet, I challenge you to try experimenting and wearing it a new way this year.
Not sure how to ace the mix and match? I can help! Contact me, and we can meet in your closet or by zoom and you’ll be ready to head out in a new outfit in a flash!