The holidays are in full swing (Christmas is next week…what?!), which means you’re probably on your last leg of holiday wear. You’ve picked our your ensemble for the holiday party at your work that you embarrassed yourself at (it’s fine, it happens to the best of us) and your New Year’s outfit is ready to go…but if you’re still looking for holiday wear for one last shebang, here’s some killer inspiration.
Without planning our outfits ahead of time, the three of us showed up to our Diversity Chic shoot in three totally different holiday outfits – each one unique and not what you would expect from typical “holiday wear.” I love how Sevi kept it super traditional with a velvet skirt but then put a whole new twist on it with a black and white striped top (check out her post here). Denise made sure to pull out all the stops with her adorable plaid skort, turtle neck and ivory fur jacket (click here to get the deets on this look). I love both of these looks because they would be appropriate for a fancy holiday celebration or a family gathering.
Dress: ASOS (gifted; similar here, here and here) | Tights: Super old (similar here) | Coat: Thrifted ($50; similar here and here) | Earrings: BaubleBar ($20; similar here) | Booties: Target ($20; exact) | Lips: NYX Liquid Suede Lip Cream in Kitten Heels ($7; exact) | Photos by Stephanie Drenka
I don’t have a lot of “holiday wear” in my closet so, like Denise and Sevi, I had to think outside the box a tad. What’s appropriate for literally every occasion? A little black dress, of course! This little number is from ASOS and I love it! You can’t see it because of my coat but it’s off the shoulder and I LOVE the length. It transitions perfectly from one season to the next and really, I just can’t say enough good things about it.
I wanted to make the little black dress feel a little more festive and what’s more festive than sparkle and shine?! Statement jewelry is the perfect way to transition normal basic pieces into something a little more seasonally appropriate. Since I wear statement jewelry pretty regularly, I threw on my favorite metallic booties just to up the ante. Then I finished up the whole look with some lace tights. Guys, if you don’t have lace tights I really cannot recommend them enough. Seems like a weird thing but they go with SO much – I find myself grabbing them more and more. Built in pattern mixing!
Last but not least…THE COAT. I first debuted this coat last year and I swear I get comments on it every single time I wear it. It’s a vintage coat that was thrifted for me by Ms. Dionne Dean, one of the best Thrift Queens in Dallas! I know early fall is the best time to look for great coats at thrift shops but it can’t hurt to pop in and see what you can find! You never know what someone might have donated, even in the middle of the season.
I cannot believe we’ve made it a whole year through Diversity Chic! We skipped last month due to crazy schedules and just overall stress but I’m so glad we closed out the year strong this month. This project has been such a blessing to me – working with my favorite people in the world to create something meaningful and inspiring is seriously more than I could have ever asked for. I never thought blogging would introduce me to my best friends and bring so much joy to my life but….there you have it.
As you can tell, Jordan is still hopping all over the US being a girlboss and this month Stephanie decided to hang behind the camera. We’re so thankful Denise was willing to step in and (of course) she did a killer job!
Happy holidays to you all! I’ll still be posting regularly throughout the next few weeks! I’ve got some awesome stuff up my sleeve so stay tuned!