Hey! I hope everything is going well for you this holiday season!  I am trying  to remind myself to enjoy my time and not be so stressed out. I hope you will do the same. Along with all the holiday madness you might have some parties to attend, so I wanted to create a post to give you some inspiration!  Don’t let not knowing what to wear add to your stress. I can definitely help with that!  In this Flat Lay to Life-Styled: Holiday Outfits post I will show you some great holiday outfit examples.  Whether it be a casual party or dressy party, I’ve got you covered.

Fun but Simple Holiday Dress

Would you believe me if I told you I paid $10 for this velvet dress and that was the regular price!  I didn’t believe it when I saw it with my own eyes! I love it when this happens to me! It was literally on the rack at H&M when I went into the store to return something!  I love the simplicity of it and that it is still a bit sexy as well. If you decide to purchase this dress you will need a size or two up. I am usually a small in H&M and got this in a medium.  If you want it super fitted order your normal size. They had a few left online and might have some in a store if one is near you.

I would style this dress two ways:

  1. Wear the dress with a sexy heel and some statement earrings like the photo. This could be worn to a cocktail party for the holidays.  If you wanted to add tights and a close toe heel that would work too.
  2. Wear it with some tights, booties and a casual jacket like a fun denim jacket, moto jacket or even a fur! This would dress it down and make it functional for everyday!

The Cozy Sweater Dress

A cozy sweater dress is  the perfect option for that semi-casual holiday party. This option is great for those fun parties at someone’s house for a Dirty Santa party and things like that.  Wear this to a party that you know the people well and know it’s going to be pretty chill.

The two ways I would wear this are:

  1. You can choose to wear some over the knee boots like these or tights and booties.  Add some statement earrings and a cute bag and you are holiday casual ready!
  2. Add a great moto jacket, tights and booties for an even more casual look!

The Chic Holiday Party

I honestly think that if you are out to impress everyone this type of outfit is the way to go!  Anyone can throw on a velvet or sequin dress. Not everyone can put an awesome skirt and top together like this.  I would start by finding a great flowy skirt that looks good on you and then find the blouse.

Just a couple of styling tips for this type of outfit:

  1.  This top is very muted so you can pair it with all kinds of other prints. If it was not a color on color print it would not work as well.
  2. Second, the skirt is a focal point on it’s own and trying to find a color to match it was impossible so I just went with the black for a neutral.  A solid black blouse would work as well.
  3. Instead of the studded booties you could add a pretty black heel for a little bit dressier look! Don’t forget to also add a faux fur to keep yourself looking chic and to keep warm!


I hope these flat lay to life-styled simple but festive holiday outfit examples will help you be a little less stressed about what to wear!  I think simply chic is the way to go this season! Let me know in the comments below or email any questions you might have about your holiday outfits!



  1. Adrianne

    Love all the holiday outfits! Beautiful! ?