That moment when Christmas weekend is just a day away, and you’ve spent all your time and money on everyone else: we feel you. Are you in search of a luxe look that makes you feel great but doesn’t break the bank? We’ve got you covered!
Holiday gatherings range from cozy family hangs to ritzy dinners, so we wanted to give you some fun options for both plus a few things in between. It doesn’t matter if you see your holiday mates every day or once a year, we all want to know we’re looking our best, and that we got a good deal–ha!
CHRISTMAS WEEKEND LOOKS: CASUAL CHRISTMAS
Pair a solid-colored sweater, such as the Weekend Getaway Cardigan by Free People (now 50% off), with a patterned accent piece, such as this Shimmer Geo Scarf by Ann Taylor (under $60), for layered texture well done. The red details in the scarf match the solid cardigan, which adds understated cohesion.
The world has arguably never seen a greater combo than an oversized sweater and skinny jeans. (Okay we’re exaggerating, but…it’s kinda true.) The winter white game is strong with this Oversized Turtleneck by Topshop (under $80), and the minimal distressing of these Solana Skinny Jeans by Evidnt adds the perfect amount of edge. Topped off with a pair of Tahlia Over-the-Knee Boots by Lulus, this outfit is both budget-friendly and comfortable.
The sleeve detailing on this Faux Suede Duster by the Limited (under $60) is so good! Again, we’re pairing a patterned accent with a solid base, but the look is so different. The buffalo plaid (red and black squares) of this Cozy Oversized Scarf by Gap (under $30) screams holiday, so it’s extra festive, but the black duster tones it down for more elegance.
CHRISTMAS WEEKEND LOOKS: DRESSY DINNER
We can’t imagine elaborate, Art Deco-style earrings without fur. I guess The Great Gatsby ruined us. These Crystal Chandelier Earrings by J. Crew (under $70 and now 40% off) bring such a special touch to an outfit, and this Faux Fur Jacket by H&M (under $70) works well with both dresses and jeans.
These Arm Tights from Spanx (under $40) are a huge wardrobe game-changer. Suddenly, all those sleeveless dresses and jumpsuits from summer are relevant in the colder months. While thin cottons and linens generally won’t work in the winter, thicker wool and synthetic blends, such as this polyester Bodre Strappy Jumpsuit by Xhileration (under $30), are perfect for layering.
This Susie Swing Dress by Maeve isn’t metallic, but the tight weave and intricate pattern of the fabric sure makes it appear like it is. And it’s more comfortable than it looks–a pullover style cotton blend. The gold pop from these Sparkle Cluster Drop Earrings by Banana Republic (under $50) certainly amplifies the celebratory vibe of the holiday.