It's that time again! The holidays are here and that means loads of Christmas parties to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. From cocktail parties to family get-togethers and Christmas dinner, figuring out what to wear can be both exciting and overwhelming - especially when you also need to worry about last-minute travel, gift wrapping and cooking.
So, to help you shop your closet this holiday season and save yourself from having to run out and get an entirely new outfit (unless you want to of course!) I've put together 5 festive looks that consist of basics you probably already own. Plus, I've repeated a lot of the pieces for each look to show how versatile a basic black skirt, crystal necklace and classic heels can be.
Lovely In Lace
This look is easily one of my favorites and can easily be worn with heels or flats depending on the length of the skirt. Plus, by keeping the sweater, skirt and accessories sleek, you can add tights for some added warmth without the bulk. My only recommendation would be to opt for a slight heel if your skirt comes below the knee to help elongate the whole look.
Everlane Cashmere Sweater (only $100 and the quality is fantastic!), Green Lace Skirt (similar here for under $20), Lace-Up Heels (similar here for under $100 and here for under $60), Crystal Necklace, Simple Crossbody, Festive Lipstick
Mad For Plaid Plaid
This next look is perfect for a more casual affair like a laid-back Christmas dinner at home. What I love most about this outfit is the warm scarf that instantly makes the whole thing feel cozy.
J.Crew Plaid Shirt (similar here under $50), Red Scarf, Ballet Flats, Black Skirt, Simple Crossbody, Festive Lipstick, Crystal Earrings (these are great too and only $32)
Back In Black
If you're headed to a more formal affair you can't go wrong with head-to-toe black. To keep a monochromatic look from feeling too sever, I like to add a great lip color and some stand-out jewelry for a look thats both festive and timeless.
Black Silk Shirt, Black Skirt, Lace-Up Heels (similar here for under $100 and here for under $60), Crystal Necklace, Crystal Earrings, Festive Lipstick