If only having the perfect outfit for every holiday occasion could be as easy as every made-for-TV holiday movie heroine makes it look. How is it they never even have to navigate through a movie shopping montage? Unfortunately, our own real-life wardrobes tend to fall short when stacked up against a bustling social calendar. Between Friendsgivings, family dinners, and work parties, the same LBD and fair isle sweater can only get you so far. Sadly, there won't be any Santa-like figures granting us a closet full of party-ready looks anytime soon. However, LOFT is managing to dole out a little bit of its own holiday magic.
LOFT's Winter collection is full of versatile, affordable, and size-inclusive options for events big and small, formal and casual. There's nary a holiday event you can't tackle with its latest lineup. To prove that it's truly this season's one-stop shop, check out how LOFT can help you successfully nail these five party looks ahead.
Be it a white elephant gift exchange or the ol' loosely holiday-themed get-together, we're here for any excuse to go full-on festive. Center your campy outfit around a wintertime classic — a bold sweater and a pair of plush velvet heels. Round out the look with a simple kick flare pant, one that offers some extra stretch for accommodating the party’s potluck spread. Then tie it all together with an equally festive handbag and a fun pair of dangly earrings.
It's always a challenge striking the right balance between party-ready and work-appropriate. The key is to accessorize around HR-approved silhouettes. Swap out a neutral blouse for something in a festive hue and a flattering fit. Let your creativity really fly with a few fun accessories like statement earrings and a trendy headband.
From the traditional annual family caroling excursion to a night dedicated to scouting out the neighborhood's elaborate holiday decorations, there's usually one inevitable outdoor event on the agenda. Luckily, bundling up for the cold can still be a stylish affair. Pick out a few fun seasonal staples with a twist, like a playful reindeer sweater and a pom-pom beanie. Choose a pair of wide-leg denim pants — you can layer them over your long johns without it looking too bulky. Then top it all off with a pair of block-heel boots (comfort is key if you plan to be walking around) and a cozy, bright-colored coat.
Picking out an outfit for a big family meal is always a toss-up. Some like to keep it super casual where food comas are expected, donning leggings or stretchy pants. Others use the reunion as an excuse to get the family dressed to the nines. Our advice? Lean toward clothing that allows you to be comfortable while still looking like you put in some effort. A flounce dress achieves just that — it's leagues above a pair of leggings but gives you enough room to comfortably breathe after that second piece of pie. Keep the dressy-casual momentum going with a pair of chunky-heeled sandals, fun metallic socks (there's no reason to completely sacrifice your personal style, after all), and a velvet handbag.
Not every New Year's Eve requires an over-the-top countdown bash. Some years it's enough to ring in the new year from the comfort of your own home. But just because you're trading in an all-night party for your couch doesn't mean your outfit has to be bereft of NYE glam. Since you're likely keeping it low-key to avoid the discomfort of high heels and a sequin dress, you'll want to maintain some level of cozy. Soft textures are key, so keep on that chunky knit and combine it with suede booties. Dress it up with a shiny satin skirt and New Year's Eve-ready rhinestone accessories, like these shimmery tights and a set of crystal hair clips.