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An Effortless Holiday Outfit Recipe


Article by Heather Markway

Photography by Heather Markway

The holidays are here! While you're likely busy planning what gifts to buy, what food to eat and what parties to attend, you're probably also thinking about what you'll wear. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, skip the stress and keep it simple! I've got an effortless outfit recipe that's perfect for a casual holiday party. The best part—you can likely pull it together using items already living in your closet.

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Statement Top

During the holidays, it's all about statement pieces! Why not start with a glitzy or bold top? You could choose a fun texture (like this velvet top), bold color, fun pattern or special accents—like sequins or beading.

Dark Denim

For casual parties, keep it comfortable with some dressy denim. Dark skinny jeans or jeggings are my go-to choices for a more sleek look.

Statement Shoes

Although you picked a statement top, I highly recommend picking a pair of bold shoes for your festive look. Stick with footwear that will compliment your look, but still stand out on their own. I prefer a heeled shoe or boot with an interesting texture, pattern or color. Besides this glittered pair, patent leather or leopard print would also be excellent choices.

Metallic Accessories

Top off your look with shiny or sparkly accessories! I prefer metallic (silver or gold) statement earrings and a coordinating bracelet. If your top calls for it, opt for a statement necklace instead of earrings.

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Share your casual holiday looks using this easy recipe by tagging me on social @lifegardenstyle