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How to take your favourite pieces and turn them into holiday outfits

How to take your favourite pieces and turn them into holiday outfits

How to take your favourite pieces and make them into holiday party outfits

Fashion

How to take your favourite pieces and turn them into holiday outfits

Your favourite jeans, your go-to little black dress, a comfy pair of leggings, your oft-worn knit sweater or your plain white tee—there's a way to make them all holiday-party appropriate.

There's a reason why you want to wear your favourite pair of jeans over and over again. They're familiar and comfortable and you probably feel amazing in them. So despite the upcoming season of holiday parties and fanicer outfits, we would never tell you not to wear them. Or your favourite white t-shirt. Or your favourite leggings, LBD or oversized knit sweater.

And with a few style tips you can wear them all to whatever holiday festivities are headed your way. Here's how we're styling some of our basic wardrobe go-tos so that they sparkle and shine this holiday season.

Your favourite pair of denim

Dressing up your favourite boyfriend or slouchy jeans is all about picking polished or feminine pieces to off-set the casualness of denim. For us, this means a lacy blouse, a tailored blazer and classic pumps. 

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Blazer, $70, hm.com. Lace shirt, $30, zara.com. Denim, $90, gapcanada.ca. Pumps, $90, mango.com. Clutch, $40, aldoshoes.com.

Your go-to cozy sweater

An oversized knit is the ultimate winter comfort piece, and dressing it up is a cinch when you add some sparkle and pattern. We recommend picking up a sparkly, patterned or textured skirt and tucking the front of your sweater into it to add a bit of definition and shape. Then add fun accessories like patterned, chunky boots, swinging earrings and a compact crossbody bag.

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Knit sweater, $50, hm.com. Sequinned skirt, $129, zara.com. Patterned boots, $70, zara.com. Crossbody bag, $50, zara.com. Feather earrings, $29.50, loft.com.

A little black dress

If your LBD is your festive go-to, there's no reason why we would talk you out of it. But the holidays are a great time for having some fun with your wardrobe. So we'll be picking up a faux fur or fuzzy jacket, festive jewellery, a bag with some shine and a great pair of knee-high boots in any hue but black.

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Black dress, $29, joefresh.com. Faux fur jacket, $99, hm.com. Boots, $190, aldoshoes.com. Stellar necklace, $120, anntaylor.com. Metallic bag, $40, gapcanada.ca.

Wear-everywhere leggings

While you can wear your basic black leggings, if you have a pair that's patterned, detailed or textured (think leather, suede, embroidery) definitely wear those. Then, add a tunic, shirtdress or minidress and a cozy, longline sweater. Feel free to lean into the comfy nature of this ensemble with loafers or brogues and add a pop of colour with your accessories. A bubblegum pink bag is always a good idea.

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Knit cardigan, $35, hm.com. Printed minidress, $90, mango.com. Leggings, $46, zara.com. Brogues, $80, aldoshoes.com. Bag, $144, jcrew.com.

 A plain white t-shirt

Consider your plain white t-shirt (that you usually pair with denim on your day off) the perfect starting point for a more polished look. We took our style cues from a suit formula, but added a bit of fun for the holidays. Straight trousers are replaced with roomy ones, and a patterned kimono takes the place of a blazer. Simple ballet flats and layered dainty necklaces complete the look.

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Patterned kimono, $100, zara.com. Pants, $70, hm.com. T-shirt, $25, gapcanada.ca. Ballet flats, $65, gapcanada.ca. Layered necklace, $32, nordstrom.com.

 

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