Okay. Who remembers holiday fashions in the 90’s? The beautiful (ugly) Christmas sweaters…The heavily embroidered jumpers… The plaid shirts tucked into hideously pleated khaki pants…Oh My! I distinctly remember making Christmas shirts for the whole family out of pre-printed Christmas fabric that I lovingly hand painted and embellished with fabric paint and press on jewels. I’m pretty sure most of the designs were poinsettia, santa and teddy-bear related. I’m surprised my kids still don’t hold a grudge against me for them! And we wore them in public! On purpose! Well times have changed girls. You can still get your Holiday on, but in a less dated, and much cuter way. Read on for how I mixed and matched several basic pieces from my closet added different accessories, and turned them into fun holiday fashions…
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I stayed with a color palette of red, black and leopard (leopard is a neutral y’all!) Here are the pieces I styled and where you can buy them, or find similar styles:
Leopard Coat | Enamel Red Turtleneck | Enamel Red Trousers | Chico’s
Black Faux Fur Vest | Black Ruffle Sleeve Blouse | Stitch Fix
Black Moto Leggings | Kendra Scott Earrings
Leopard Santa Tee | Local Boutique
Leopard Print Booties| Sole Society Leopard Print Pumps |Block Heel Red Pumps
And here’s how I mixed them up to create different outfits, perfect for the holidays!
Here’s the basic Turtleneck and Trouser from Chico’s. This basic combo will go with about a trillion different jackets and sweaters in my closet. You can’t beat the basics! I love to employ the use of column dressing as a technique to camouflage my pear shape and hide my tummy. Read more about column dressing HERE
I then added my favorite leopard pumps and this stylish Leopard print jacket from Chico’s. Girls, I’m loving this leopard print jacket trend. It’s everywhere, and available in just about every price point. You can pick up a similar jacket here:
For a date night look, or an elegant Christmas Eve dinner, I styled this beautiful Hazel ruffle blouse (another Stitch Fix item) with the red trousers and leopard pumps. I added the beautiful statement necklace I found on sale at Loft last year, and added my favorite Leopard print pumps from Sole Society. (Similar necklace here)
Next, I added the fun fur vest I received from Stitch Fix last year. (I’m cracking up at the elf peeking over my shoulder!) The vest adds a casual vibe to the turtleneck and trousers. Perfect if I’m running out for casual after-work snackies and cocktails, or just grabbing some pizza with the hubs. Read more about that vest in my Stitch Fix Reveal from January.
The vest and turtleneck look great with the fleecy soft Umgee moto leggings. I added my Leopard booties to spice up the look. Perfect for a holiday brunch, lunch or a day spent shopping.
I do have a few cute novelty tees in my holiday fashion arsenal this year. NOT like the ones I wore in the 90’s! I found this cute Santa tee with leopard print at my favorite local boutique, and just had to have it. I’m styling it here with the fleecy moto leggings and leopard booties, but I’ll probably wear it with my denim skinnies and sneakers just as often. I added the fun Merry Christmas red earrings from Pink Panache for a trendy look.
I then had fun adding the vest, and then the leopard jacket over the novelty tee. Which outfit do you like best?
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I hope I gave you some ideas and inspiration for mixing and matching your own wardrobe pieces to create a fun and stylish Holiday Capsule Wardrobe. Please leave me a comment and let me know if you’ll be trying any of these ideas in your own wardrobes! I’d love to hear from you!