We’re all about a minimalist capsule wardrobe to mix and match our outfits for going to the office, running errands, and grabbing Sunday brunch. However, when it comes to the holidays, we want statement pieces that help us stand out at this season’s biggest events! How do we find investment pieces that will last from one celebration to the next without looking like we’re wearing the same outfit on repeat? Below are some of our holiday wardrobe must-haves that are guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go.
There’s nothing quite like embracing all things sparkly with a bold sequin piece. Whether it’s a brightly-colored dress or a mini-skirt, you’ll be impossible to miss in a little sequin number. If you’re scared of being too over-the-top, you can go with darker sequins in colors such as purple, brown, or even black. You can also tone down a sequin skirt with a more neutral top and some plain black boots.
If you’re all about a cool, effortless, and edgy look, then a statement leather piece is the one for you. Leather is the perfect pop of texture, whether it’s pairing leather leggings with an oversized sweater or wearing a leather mini skirt with your favorite party top. While black leather trousers are perfect to wear with an oversized blazer for a classic preppy look, don’t be afraid to experiment with leather in all patterns and colors.
What screams “I’m ready to party” louder than a feather top? Take wearing a “cute top” to a whole new level by sprucing things up with some glamorous feathers. If a feather top isn’t for you, there are always other ways to incorporate this material. You can opt for feather bags or shoes for a more subtle look and dress up your usual jeans and t-shirt.
When it comes to finding a two-piece set that instantly makes you feel sophisticated and put together, a metallic suit is the one you need. You can easily style this with your favorite black boots and a solid bralette and you’re ready to go! If a metallic blazer and pants combo is a little too much for you, feel free to soften the sparkles by pairing the blazer with solid leather pants or wearing your metallic trousers with a knit top.
If you’re looking for the perfect transition from the Friday at the office to a dinner party at 8, an oversized blazer that doubles as a dress is a must-have. Simply switch out your work shoes for a pair of shiny heels and throw on a chunky belt and some big earrings. You can also wear your blazer unbelted with a sweater, midi skirt, and knee-high boots for a more layered look.
Arguably the most versatile holiday piece of all, the silk dress can be worn in so many ways that no one will even notice it's the same dress! You can convert a silk maxi dress into a mini dress with a belt or turn it into a midi skirt by throwing on an oversized top. For a “cool girl” look, pair your silk dress with a leather moto jacket and tall leather boots. If you want something more feminine, put on some strappy heels and dainty jewelry.
To make sure your dresses and shoes are really standing out, always keep a few pairs of statement tights in your closet. These are perfect for when you need extra coverage while wearing a minidress and ankle boots in the cold weather or if you want to add a pattern to your favorite LBD. Whether you love stripes, polka dots, or florals, a fun pair of sheer tights can elevate any outfit or give you an extra splash of color.
If you’re tired of the same black shoes, swap out your basics for a pair of embellished kitten heels. If the dress you’re wearing is looking a bit too plain, go for a pair of pearl pumps or stilettos with a bejeweled fringe. Don’t forget that even glittery boots or rhinestone mules can make an appearance when you want to transform a casual day look into an outfit for a night out in town.