3 Tips to a Festive Outfit

‘Tis the season for holiday festivities, and that includes your wardrobe. Incorporating the holidays into your outfit look is incredibly simple–all you need are these three easy tips!

dressy holiday outfit tartan plaid shirt

Tip #1: Embrace Tartan Plaid

Tartan plaid is an iconic holiday print; you will see it everywhere this time of year. This festive mix of colors often comes in primarily red, white, or navy, and because it comes in so many options, it is easy to find a color that flatters your skin tone.

Incorporate this tip by wearing tartan plaid shoes with an otherwise all black outfit, or mix in other prints by combining a striped turtleneck with a plaid blazer. Tartan plaid works great with whatever black pieces you already have in your closet.

Shirt: J.Crew Factory; Skirt: J.Crew Factory; Shoes: old – similar; Necklace: old – similar; Watch: Daniel Wellington; Lips: Stila in Fiery

casual holiday outfit

Tip #2: Incorporate Pops of Holiday Red

Adding touches of “holiday red” into your look is so simple, and yet makes a big statement. With a classic outfit, like a heavy, wool sweater and jeans, adding a red lip and nail is a subtle touch that instantly makes your outfit holiday-ready. Adding this pop of color into your shoes and bag is another great way to transform an everyday look into a festive ensemble.

Sweater: J.Crew; Shoes: J.Crew; Jeans: Madewell; Lips: MAC in Ruby Woo; Nails: OPI Lacquer in OPI Red

little black dress fur collar christmas outfit

Tip #3: Layer on the Glitz!

The holidays are the one time of year that you can layer on shiny metallics, statement jewelry, and luxurious faux furs–go ahead, go all out! Adding in faux fur scarves or collars look elegant on their own, but with a statement earring or necklace, look even more stylish. Play around with pieces you have on hand, and take advantage of the opportunity to go a little overboard.

Dress: Felicity & Coco; Shoes: old – similar; Collar: old – similar; Lips: MAC in Ruby Woo

How are you incorporating the holidays into your look? Share your thoughts below!


I'm Lauren, a wife, mom, and corporate manager turned entrepreneur. I'm obsessed with organization, love a great vintage mid-century find, and only cook no-fuss meals that take under 30 minutes. In a world of excess, I'm doing what I can to have less and enjoy the simple parts of life. If you're a modern woman who wants a simplified, yet beautiful, life, you have come to the right place. This blog is meant to inspire you, the modern woman, to have a "fewer, better" mentality, and to live with style in all areas of your life.

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