Take Your Holiday Style To New Heights With These 6 Luxe Looks

What to wear to any holiday event.

Style

We know you have probably received a slew of invitations, from work functions to Friendsmas to New Year's Eve. This year, we want to challenge you to go for luxe looks by wearing fabrics like velvet, sequin and metallic. These textures and colors are synonymous with luxury because they are timelessly royal. When it comes to holiday functions, whether it's professional or play, end the year strong in outfits that make you feel and look good.

Gentle reminder: it's time to carefully apply pressure. We have styled six looks to help you do just that. *in my best Billy Porter voice* The category is... LIVE, WERK, POSE!

The category is: Suited & Booted

Writer Joce Blake

Photography by: Charlie B Photography

They say, "You make plans and God laughs," and that often happens to me when I have a vision for an outfit, order pieces, and then they don't arrive for my event. Just call me the queen of remixing. Take this look, for example. I paired a sequin mini dress I copped from Zara with one of my favorite plaid suits. The chicness of the top makes it perfect for the holiday and the suit provides a clean aesthetic. You can easily take this look from day to night.

Shop This Look:

Zara Sequin Mini Dress, $50

GoJane Get Sparkly Chunky Jewel Cuff Heels, $30

ASOS DESIGN Mono Geo Suit (Similar)

The category is: The Jumpsuit

Writer Joce Blake

Photography by: Charlie B Photography

By nature, jumpsuits create a polished silhouette. They are picture-perfect for curvy girls because they keep you snatched in all the right places. A jumpsuit is all you need to turn heads at the cocktail party. Velvet will never go out of style so whether you choose a jumpsuit or a dress, you're in good company.

I went for clear PVC heels because they are on trend but you should make sure you wear comfortable shoes in case you end up dancing the night away.

Shop This Look:

Lily Rose Belted Velvet Jumpsuit (Similar)

Clear 2 Part Block Heels, $22

The category is: Sequin Realness

Writer Joce Blake

Photography by: Charlie B Photography

No holiday listicle is complete without sequin, so I made sure to give you tons of it. You can't get more festive than head to toe sparkles. This look is ideal for New Year's Eve – light up the night in the colorful crop top and contrasting skirt. When choosing accessories, I thought yellow tassel earrings would take the contrasting to another level.

If you're looking for a sparkly, multi-dimensional look, go with this number.

Shop This Look:

Boohoo Sequin Skirt

Zara Sequin Crop Top, $40

JustFab Madelina Bootie, $40

The category is: LBD x The Pop of Color

Writer Joce Blake

Photography by: Charlie B Photography

Little Black Dresses are the unsung heroes of the holiday season. The fashion staple never lets us down, no matter the occasion. Some refer to it as the Little Boring Dress but we know how to give it life. It's simple: add a pop of color with your accessories. If you hadn't noticed, popping pink is one of the colors you should be wearing this season.

This specific LBD also has some extra panache with the pronounced sequins and fringe at shoulders. I fell in love with the front ruching and its smoothing effect.

Shop This Look:

Zara Fringed Shoulder Velvet Dress, $50

JustFab Madelina Bootie, $40

Hot Pink Fur Bag, $22

The category is: Hey Goldmember!

Writer Joce Blake

Photography by: Charlie B Photography

Popular opinion: slip dresses are lit. Dress it up with a tuxedo jacket and snakeskin boots to bring haute fashion to your soiree. You can transform the 90s-styled frock in many ways, from layering it with a structured top to keeping it simple with strappy sandals. And the alluring aspect of the slip dress is archetypal for the night out on the town.

It should come as no surprise that I rounded up three different trends – a slip dress, oversized blazer, and snakeskin boots. For some sauce, I even added a pearl hair pin on the lapel of the blazer. Issa lewk, sis.

Shop This Look:

Zara Mini Slip Dress, $40

Stefni Over The Knee Boot, $80

The category is: Maximize the Maxi

Writer Joce Blake

Photography by: Charlie B Photography

Maxi dresses + over the knee boots + fur stoles = winter fun for the fashion fiend. Save the drama for your outfits by wearing a glamorous maxi dress. Cold weather doesn't equate to covering up so show some skin with a daring high-slit and neckline. The faux suede boots provide an elemental feature creating perfect balance with the dress and stole. If you're attending a fancy dinner, turn up the heat in this getup.

Shop This Look:

Boohoo Boutique Sequin Plunge Maxi Dress, $36

JustFab Mariam Heeled Over The Knee Boot, $33

ROYAL WIND Fur Stole, $25

Location: The Forum at Fitzsimons | Denver, CO

Photography by: Charlie B Photography

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