The impending holiday season brings along with it a flurry of festive events. And so the wistful quest for the perfect ensemble often accompanies the joys of the season. One complication: Each occasion calls for a different vibe: Work parties beckon a blend of professionalism and holiday cheer; family gatherings are all about cozy yet stylish comfort; and of course, there are the opulent holiday events where all-out glamor is the only option. Luckily, Amazon Luxury Stores shines as a one-stop destination to help you navigate the sea of attire options, offering myriad chic holiday looks that are both sophisticated and festive.
For those office parties where the atmosphere is alight with professional elegance and festive fun, we’re looking at a clever combination that fuses modern grace with a sprinkling of sparkle. Consider a full ombré-effect midi skirt as an unexpected and artful focal point to anchor a sumptuous velvet blazer and an off-the-shoulder knit top. Mirror the luxe textures at ground level with a pair of velvet clogs, and finish the look with a glistening top-handle bag and gemstone earrings for that touch of shine.
When the invite says “cocktail attire,” we’re after timeless with a modern twist. Think beyond scintillating dresses with sharp suiting in captivating crimson—the color of the season—and seek separates with ultra-sharp lines, like a peak-lapel blazer and high-rise flared trousers (and perhaps forgo a camisole in favor of a lace-trimmed bra to keep things bold and alluring). Intensify the effect with strappy stilettos and a boxy minaudière, both with gilded detailing to play up the look’s angularity. And in the spirit of the festivities, finish with shimmering diamond earrings—the curvature of this pair offers a subtle yet striking juxtaposition.
For family gatherings where comfort meets style, envision yourself in a cozy-chic knit sweater paired with comfortable velvet trousers, steering your look in a luxe direction. Metallic Mary Jane flats are the prime low-key jolly footwear choice; play them up with sculptural earrings and a delicate pearl bracelet (embracing the mixed-metal look). To and from the host’s place, or when venturing out for a walk to admire neighborhood lights, layer on a minimalist wool coat in gorgeous winter white.
With these festive outfit formulas at the ready, you’re primed for a stylish season, from office soirees to swanky cocktail events to quality time at home with your nearest and dearest. Cheers!
Laura Lajiness Kaupke is a freelance writer and editor covering fashion, accessories, and lifestyle topics, including beauty, home, fitness, and travel. You can see her work across various outlets, including VOGUE, Harper’s BAZAAR, ELLE, Marie Claire, InStyle, Glamour, Esquire, Women’s Health, Brides, The Zoe Report, Popsugar, Refinery 29, Coveteur, Byrdie, Well+Good, The Editorialist, among other titles and brands. Laura has worked in the fashion industry for over 11 years and held senior fashion editor positions at Popsugar and The Zoe Report, with additional experience as a copywriter and fashion publicist.