Although the holidays bring with them festive cheer and reason to celebrate, they also serve up a healthy dose of fashion-related stress. Nights out reuniting with friends and family, office holiday parties, celebratory cocktail affairs and elegant evenings call for picture-worthy looks that give a nod to the spirit of the season. And who really has time for all that styling? We’re here to help! To take one task off your growing holiday to-do list and cater to your inner lazy girl — we’ve pulled together four looks ideal for whatever joyous occasions line your social calendar. Consider these your inspiration for all of what December brings. Here is the lazy girl’s guide to holiday party style!


Throughout the rest of the year, there are plenty of semi-casual celebrations worth attending. From getting the girls together for a holiday dinner and gift exchange to a romantic evening with your significant other,  local theater performance or annual holiday dinner with the family, these looks will have you feeling stylish and confident. Pair this black blouse ($68) with these skinny black jeans ($134.24) or, for a dressier look, don the jumpsuit ($148), and accessorize with these unexpectedly festive blue heels ($99.95), this simple foldover clutch ($48) and this gold coin necklace ($102.40) for that coveted casual-chic style.

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Here are two fantastic suggestions for a casual holiday outing: Pair this black blouse, $68, with these black jeans, $134.24, or try this on-trend jumpsuit, $148, with these winter-appropriate blue heels for $99.95, foldover clutch for $48 and this gold coin necklace for $102.40. Images: Nordstrom/Anthropologie


The office holiday party is always a tough event to style for. We want to feel fashion-forward while remaining professional and relatively conservative. To marry these, we’ve found this quarter-length sleeve velvet dress ($118) in a seasonally appropriate plum shade. Its cut and length are work-appropriate while its color and texture are on-trend. Accessorize with this feminine flared jacket ($169.90), bucket bag ($178), simple drop earrings ($25.60) and Sam Edelman heels ($59.96) for a look that makes the right kind of statement.

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The plum velvet dress is $118, the black jacket with a feminine flare cut is $169.90, the black bucket bag is $178, these simple drop earrings are $25.60, and these Sam Edelman heels are $59.96. Images: Nordstrom/Anthropologie

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Cocktail parties and the end of the year are basically synonymous. So, we’ve pulled together two swoon-worthy looks perfect for any upcoming soirée. Pair either this black midi dress ($148), complete with a feminine mesh neckline, or festive red cocktail dress ($84.49) with fun belled sleeves with these classic black pumps ($89.95). Then, add a pop of red to the look, or complement your ruby red attire with these drop earrings ($158.40). Top off the look with this grey jacket ($178) that serves both a practical and fashionable purpose. And, finally, prepare for a wave of compliments from fellow party guests!

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This black dress is $148, the beautiful red dress is $84.49, these red earrings are $158.40, the classic black pumps are $89.95, and this grey jacket (fantastic for the holidays and beyond!) is $178. Images: Nordstrom/Anthropologie


For your most elegant affairs, like attending the opera, ballet or a holiday gala, we’ve created a timeless look that will flatter any figure. Rather than go for the typical reds, greens or golds, we’ve opted for a more classic combination of navy, blue and black. Forget that navy and black faux pas! Together, these shades create major holiday glam. Pair this fun (and comfortable!) fit and flare dress ($198) with this ultra-chic navy coat ($268), show-stopping drop earrings ($78.40) and simple clutch. ($48) Then, complete the look with these to-die-for feathered heels ($139.95). Doesn’t get much better than that!

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Here is our style suggestion for your most elegant end-of-the-year affairs. This fit and flare dress is $198, the navy and black coat is $268, the feathered heels are $139.95, this simple clutch is $48 and these gorgeous blue drop earrings are $78.40. Images: Nordstrom/Anthropologie

May your holiday calendar be filled with plenty of spirited fun, and your wardrobe be equally as festive!


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