Get Ready for Holiday Parties With These Dressed-Up Denim Outfits
If you've ever pondered whether or not your trusty denim could ever stand a chance amidst the glitzy holiday party lineup, the answer is an emphatic yes. Denim is one of our wardrobe ride-or-dies through coffee spills, unexpected rain showers, and those "I have nothing to wear" days. So, why not let it shine (literally!) during the festive season too? Trust us, with the right additions, your fave pair of jeans or denim midi can dazzle just as much as any sequined dress or swanky suit.
Think about it: The challenge isn't if denim belongs at the holiday soirée, but rather how we can elevate it to be the life of the party. And the key is glamming it up with statement pieces. Imagine your best baggy jeans paired with a radiant gold top, or a wide-leg denim trouser getting all low-key luxe with a lush velvet blazer. Add a touch of metallic shoes, throw in a sculptural bag, and adorn any pair of jeans with high-shine jewelry and voilà! You've got yourself a seriously stylish denim party look.
Ready to break the holiday dressing mold? Keep scrolling to shop six festive denim outfits.
Holiday Party Look: Sculptural Denim
Lean into sculptural lines by styling this pair of Old Navy High-Waisted Wow Wide-Leg Jeans ($37) with this luminous A.L.C. Nata Strapless Satin Top ($350). A simple stiletto, like this silver Larroude Venus Sandal ($315) keeps the top in focus while subtly enhancing the festive feel along with these gleaming Completedworks Myth Earrings ($310). This classic Old Navy Long-Line Cardigan Coat ($60) ensures overall timelessness.
Holiday Party Look: Fairisle Festive
Not all parties call for fully dialed glamour. For a casually festive occasion, reach for a dressier denim bottom, a.k.a., this Old Navy High-Waisted Jean Midi Skirt ($45), and add in a wintry Old Navy Cozy Fair Isle Sweater ($45) that's seasonally cheerful without screaming it. Elevated accessories in complimentary neutral tones complete the look, like this Neil J. Rodgers Meg Knee Boot ($995), Reformation Medium Chiara Shoulder Bag ($398), and Stone and Strand Up and Down Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings ($495) for just a touch of shine.
Holiday Party Look: Sophisticated Velvet
If there's one quintessential way to dress up denim, like these Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Baggy Wide-Leg Non-Stretch Jeans ($45), it's with a touch of velvet. Enter this beautiful emerald Old Navy Velvet Blazer ($70) that we love layered over this Vince Satin Pullover Tank ($195) with event-ready Emme Parsons Mary Jane Ballerina Pumps ($550) and Mejuri Vermeil Two-Tone Necklace ($148) — a perfectly polished formula for the office or a more sophisticated celebration.
Holiday Party Look: Sleek Black
All-black may not seem like the most festive party look, but trust us, we know the formula for changing your mind. It starts with these Old Navy Extra High-Waisted Baggy Wide-Leg Non-Stretch Jeans ($45) paired with this glimmering Old Navy Sleeveless Sequin Swing Top ($30) and Hill House Home The Bea Jacket ($228). High-shine extras are the golden — err, silver — ticket for a soiree-ready finish, like these By Far Silver Eliza Heels ($430) and this sculptural Cult Gaia The Caldera Metallic Clutch Bag ($598). See? Holiday sleek.
Holiday Party Look: Festive Sweater
Another low-key party look you can wear for festive moments like decorating the family tree or an at-home gift exchange is the denim and holiday sweater combination. Start with these dark-rinse Old Navy High-Waisted Wow Wide-Leg Jeans ($37) and joyous Old Navy Fair Isle Cardigan Sweater ($55). Then, layer this Old Navy Fitted Plush Rib-Knit Turtleneck ($23) under your knit for extra coziness, finishing with this Margaux The Platform Chelsea Boot ($395) and alpaca blend Janessa Leone Piper Beanie ($90) to stay toasty.
Holiday Party Look: Satin Gold
Get your metallic fix by teaming these Old Navy High-Waisted Wow Wide-Leg Jeans ($37) with this so-glam Old Navy Satin Cami Shiny Top ($20). A sharp tuxedo-inspired jacket, like this COS Double-Breasted Satin-Trimmed Wool Blazer ($225), takes the look into elegantly tailored territory while this Dorsey Moss Round Cut Rivière Necklace ($520) enhances your drip, along with this Schutz Heloise Metallic Leather Sandal ($128).