Holiday Dressing 101: What to Wear for Any Occasion

the holidays are fast approaching. From office parties to meeting the parents 'tis the season for dressing to impress. Here's our guide on how to leave your mark wheever you go this holiday season. 

Dominique Hobdy Nov, 08, 2014

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The holidays are fast approaching. From office parties to meeting the parents 'tis the season for dressing to impress. Here's our guide on how to leave your mark wheever you go this holiday season. 

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Meeting the parents is a big step, but it should also be a chic one. Going for a monochromatic look is a subtle yet stylish way to make your first impression. This ribbed mink-colored turtleneck from Zara is classic and cosy start to a bright future.

Ribbed Sweater, $39.90, Zara.com

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This midi-skirt is not only the perfect length but the added ruffle detail in the front gives your ensemble that much more flair. 

Faux Leather Midi Skirt $59.90, Zara.com

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These beauties will break up the monochromatic look in a lovely way. The over-the-knee boot is not only stylish but will translate nicely with the midi-skirt. Throw on some dazzling jewlery, wine-colored lipstick and your ensemble is all set. 

Jessica Simpson High Knee Boot, $126.59, Nordstrom.com

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There is a reason for the season and if a holiday worship service is on your schedule this detailed frock is sure to give a festive boost to your church attire.

H&M Brocade Dress, $69.95, hm.com

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Celebrate the special occasion by adding a little flair to your outerwear. 

Wool coat with Patch Pockets and Fur Lapel, $169.00, Zara.com

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Keep all of the attention on your snazzy dress and coat with these understated heels that you'll be able to wear again and again.

ASOS PULSE Pointed T-Bar High Heels, $56.85, Asos.com

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Skip the traditional holiday party dress and go for the gusto with this sleek satin jumpsuit. The splash you'll make in this ensemble will keep your collegeagues talking well beyond the water cooler.

Kate Moss for Topshop Striped Satin Jumpsuit, $180, net-a-porter.com

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Keep the sleek and sexy theme going with this metallic pyramid clutch. 

Pyramid Embossed Metallic Box Minaudiere, $150, nordstrom.com

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Add an effervescent element to your soiree ensemble. Drape a eye-catching blazer over your shoulders and pair your outfit with strappy black shoes to seal the deal. 

American Retro Blazer, $244.00, yoox.com

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Cape coats are all the rage this fall and it's for good reason! Drape yourself in a warm checkered coat as you showcase your graceful ice-skating skills. 

Hooded Checked Wool Coat, $169.00, Zara.com

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As magical as it can be, a trip to the ice-skating rink can get a little chilly. Make sure you can stay focused on all the fun you're having by bundling up in this thick textured sweater and beating the cold. 

Textured Knit Sweater, $19.95, hm.com

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These double-duty leggings will lock in the heat and keep you looking chic. Pair them with over-the-knee boots once you're off the ice and keep it moving in style. 

Michael Kors Faux Stretch Leather Leggings, $100, Net-a-porter.com

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Traveling during the holidays can be a strenuous task. Whether you're headed for the airport or packing up the car, you can keep it comfy in these knit sweatpants.

Knit Sweatpants, $19.95, hm.com

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There's a fine line between being comfortable and looking too comfortable. Throw on a tough leather jacket to contrast the knit pants. 

Textured-Panel Leather Jacket, $249.99, Mango.com

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Step your travel gear up another notch by pairing the knit pants and leather jacket with wedge booties. You'll look pulled together yet effortlessly chic. Sounds like a win-win. Bon Voyage! 

Cole Haan Henson Bootie, $131.99, 6pm.com

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Got some last minute shopping to do? Throw on a denim jumpsuit, it's quick, easy and stylish.

Pleated Denim Jumpsuit, $129.00, zara.com

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Last-minute shopping just got a little less stressful with these festive slip-ons.

Becker Black White Crackle Skate Slip-On, $80, samedelman.com

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Protect your neck with this lumberjack printed wool scarf.

Wool Blend Infinity Scarf, $34.93, express.com

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You can never go wrong with sequins when it's time to party. This colorful skirt is the perfect way to get the festivities started.

Sequined Skirt, $34.95, hm.com

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Don't be afraid of sequins on sequins. Keep the party going with this matching top. 

Sequined Shirt, $34.95, hm.com

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Now that you've let your outfit do the talking, a sleek subtle shoe ties it all together.

Shutz Gilberta Pump, $189.00, collectivehabit.com

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A sweater dress is the perfect outfit for dinner with friends and family. It's chic and it gives you some extra room once you're all full. 

Leigh Sweater Dress, $198.00, rebeccaminkoff.com

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What better way to keep warm as you make your way home than in this plaid draped overcoat?

Premium Texture Blanket Coat, $280.00, topshop.com

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These burgundy boots add a pop of color to your grey and cream ensemble.

Penelope Block Heel Chelsea Boots, $66.48, missguidedus.com

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