The holidays are one of my favorite times of the year, but good heavens, the running around trying to find personal, thoughtful gifts, attending numerous functions from school holiday programs to family and friend soirees, and wrapping up end of the year work related tasks can really take a toll. Throw in trying to come up with festive attire to carry you from day to night or from event to event without being too much of a repeat offender and the stress and anxiety can start to distract you from the joy of the season. That’s why I think it’s important to have some holiday “uniforms” that are guaranteed to keep you looking and feeling great during this lovely, crazy time.
A holiday style strategy I have developed over the years is to look for pieces that are pretty basic at their core, which will guarantee comfort, but that have some design features that help elevate their closet staple characteristics so they are appropriate for the season or occasion. This look is a perfect example of one that combines closet musts like a blazer, black t-shirt cut top, and a tailored pair of trousers with special elements like sequins, embellishments, and a bold print.
This sequin blazer is the incarnation of all my sparkly dreams and definitely meets the requirements of a holiday go-to. The jacket is cut a little looser and longer than a typical blazer, so it’s very comfortable and easy to move around in. Sparkles are a must this time of year, but can really work any time you want to add a little fun to what you are wearing. For a holiday ready look try pairing a sequined blazer with pieces that are statement making in and of themselves. After the holidays you can still get a lot of wear out of a sequined blazer by pairing it with a simple t-shirt or tank and a great fitting pair of distressed, boyfriend, or skinny cut denim for a more laid back look.
These plaid pants are another perfect example of a basic piece that stands out because of the bold print. When paired with the sequined blazer and feather embellished shirt they add just the right dose of festive fun to this holiday party look. And after the parties are over, try pairing them with a chambray for a more casual look or a great fitting black turtleneck sweater for the office.
Having a few pieces you can turn to during busy times like the holidays can help alleviate unnecessary stress freeing you up to join the festivities with confidence and a little more inner peace! What are your go-to items for holiday dressing?
In case you are in the market for a sequined blazer I’ve rounded up a few that are $100 or under: