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How to Dress For Every Type of Holiday Celebration

How to Dress For Every Type of Holiday Celebration, From a Posadas to Ano Nuevo

The holiday season is upon us! It’s time to gear up for the upcoming posadas, family get-togethers, and of course, the main events: Nochebuena and Año Nuevo. Although it’s one of the best times of the year to bring our fashion A game (who doesn’t love donning sparkles?), dressing for the holidays can often get a bit overwhelming. First off, there’s one event after the next, which means you’ll be too busy to figure out what to wear, so you need to prepare ahead of time and not get caught in a last-minute sartorial decision you might regret. You want to look and feel good, especially since there will be photographic proof of what you wore. And lastly, you want it all to feel effortless.

Luckily, we have done the work for you by putting together a few looks from Old Navy that are sure to have you rolling in compliments during these fiestas navideñas. Yes, yes, you can thank us later!

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The holidays just aren’t the holidays without a posada or two! If you’re attending one of these cheerful parties, keep it casual with a cozy fair isle sweater in a bright pop of color. This pullover is best accessorized with a cup of ponche — yum!

Opt for a cool and relaxed ’fit and style it with a pair of '90s-inspired high-rise straight jeans. To further enhance that cozy, cabin-y feel, you’ll need the right accessories to complement your look, and what better than an essentially cool knit beanie to keep your head warm and your strands at bay? Just sayin’.

Cozy socks and booties are the perfect combo for moments that require you to feel at ease yet ready to step out if need be. Oh, and we weren’t kidding when we mentioned you’d be wearing a puffer jacket again and again during the cooler months, so you may as well stock up in another color such as black, because you simply can't go wrong.


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Whether you plan to be lounging away in a fancy cabin or playing lotería in your tia’s living room, Nochebuena is a fun excuse to dress up. Obviously, there are no rules when it comes to choosing your outfit, but this puff-sleeve midi dress merges the best of both worlds as it feels effortlessly elegant yet trendy — not to mention comfy. This silhouette is extra flowy, which allows for — you know — seconds or thirds of your favorite dishes (Hey! We’re a no-judgment zone over here.).

The festive green hue is more than appropriate for the occasion, and it pairs exceptionally well with golden accessories, including gold hoops, a charm bracelet, and glittery slip-on sneakers, because what are the holidays without some sparkle?

Oh! And if you decide to step outside for a quick escape from the fam — er . . . breath of fresh air — this utilitarian puffer jacket is a must-have topper for keeping you extra warm with a single light layer. It combines style with functionality, and you know what that means: you’ll be wearing it nonstop throughout the season.

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¡Feliz Navidad! For a day in which you’re feeling extra merry, you may as well go all out with a flannel pajama set in red and green tartan. Following what could be a late-night Nochebuena, staying in your PJs a little longer (OK, maybe the entire day) may feel like the best outfit decision. Thanks to the timeless print, this set may just become a new tradition or your favorite new go-to for spending the holidays in true Yuletide spirit.

This outfit is not complete without a pair of the season’s must-have sherpa slippers, which further enhance the cozy-but-merry-at-home vibes. We love that they're equally acceptable for indoor and outdoor activities in case you need to run out for a quick errand or if you need to stock up on some extra snacks because the pozole and tamales can only last you so long.

You may or may not want to wear socks with them, but once you slip into a warm pair of thick, textured socks, you may not want to take them off, since they're made of a soft, knit fabric with comfortable stretch.

Accessories don’t need to play a big part of your holiday look, but hair scrunchies in sherpa or red buffalo plaid are an essential part of being comfortable en casita. Not only will they keep your hair away from your face, but they also add to your comfy-chic aesthetic.

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Hey, 2022, we’re ready! Ring in the new year in a ’fit that says you’re going for glam without trying too hard. A cropped cami jumpsuit is undeniably cool and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. And if, like us, you’ve been anxiously awaiting the new year, this event calls for an alluring look.

Of course, we expect some heavy dancing to be involved, so perhaps heels best stay stored in the closet. Instead, slip into a pair of cushy D’Orsay flats, which are just as chic, and you won’t be needing to worry about the blisters.

If a break from all that dancing suddenly makes you feel a little chilly, warm up with a winter-wear-favorite cardigan sweater. You can trust us when we say this is sure to become a staple in your wardrobe.

Now, for accessories, you can’t go wrong with something sparkly or gilded, so why not do both? A gold-toned headband can do wonders to a simple hairstyle, and it requires little to no effort. Furthermore, a pair of dainty drop earrings make it a statement that this is a party look, and you should indeed look to the stars and embrace the ensemble.

To finalize the look, all that’s needed is an eye-catching cuff bracelet, and you’re all set for welcoming 2022!