Holiday Outfit Ideas (Blogmas #6)

Even though I’m no longer a fashion major in college, I still have a deep love and hobby for it. That’s why I continue to have a fashion tab on my blog, after all! Anyway, to celebrate the holiday spirit, I wanted to put together a list of winter outfit ideas today. Regardless of what you celebrate (or don’t celebrate, for that matter), I’m sure many of you are bound to be dressing up/going to parties over the next few weeks. These are my top fashion tips for looking great at all times. 

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It’s hard to go wrong with an oversized sweater, especially if it has an interesting pattern, so that’s my first favorite option for a cozy winter outfit. It’s also extremely easy to dress up or dress down; I can pair my favorite sweaters with jeans if I’m going out on the town, or just yoga pants if I’m lounging around the house. For that reason, I have now amassed a lot of sweaters. My three favorites are this beautiful rainbow sweater by Lauren Conrad, this cat sweater I got on ThredUp (for very cheap, I may add), and this very cute color-blocked pastel sweater from The Salvation Army. That brings up another good point- you don’t have to spend a fortune on good-quality, warm sweaters. Many thrift stores offer a wide variety of vintage oversized sweaters, and in most cases, those are even MORE cute than the ones you can find brand-new.

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I also love to wear dresses in the wintertime, which tends to surprise a lot of people. I’ve always been a fan of wearing dresses year-round, no matter what the weather is. The trick is to know how to layer. If I’m going out to socialize on an especially chilly winter day, I’ll add a pair of warm, thermal-lined tights under my dress and pair it with a sweater or a jacket. You don’t have to sacrifice style to stay warm and cozy during the colder months, the secret is just learning how to dress smartly. If you read my fall outfit guide, you may remember seeing this super classy black and white striped dress. I’m loving the way it looks with tights underneath it, and when I pair it with a flannel scarf, it becomes extremely functional for wintertime. 

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Last but certainly not least, I’m cozying up with neutral basics combined with bright, holiday-themed accessories. This is another example of dressing smartly and combining pieces that can be easily dressed up or down. A plain white t-shirt with black pants can be super easy for chilling at home or running around doing last-minute Christmas shopping, but then you can dress it up with a jacket, a pair of heels, and a festive scarf! Yes, I am bringing out the red flannel scarf once again for this outfit. My closet and my life is surprisingly more minimal than people think, so I enjoy repeating accessories into various outfits. Having a degree of minimalism in your life is actually one of the secrets to happiness I’m including in an upcoming article for my other publication, Analog, so keep your eyes out for that 😉

Anyway, that’s going to be it for today! I hope you guys found this outfit guide helpful. I’m certainly not a fashion expert, but I feel pretty satisfied with my personal style and the tricks I’ve picked up along the way. Do you already follow any of these fashion trends? Let me know in the comments below!

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