How to Look Festive & Fabulous

Okay, ladies, ‘tis the season to look festive and fabulous, and my Stylish Monday sisters and I are here to give you some valuable style tips and to share a little holiday fashion inspiration. My last Christmas was spent in Covid jail (yes, Santa gave me Covid for Christmas – guess I was a bad girl) so this year, I’m ready to pull out all the stops! I can’t wait to show off the cute top I found and to show you what my stylish friends are wearing this Christmas. If you look closely, you may see me twinning with someone! Be sure to scroll to the end to join the link-up party!

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How To Look Festive And Fabulous for the Holidays

Here are a few tips for looking your best this holiday season:

  • Go ahead and wear sparkle! As much as you please. Now that we’re slowly easing out of the pandemic, folks are wanting to get dressed up again. You’re going to see sequins everywhere this season.
  • Try a little velvet. This lovely fabric works so well during the holidays. Look for newer versions of these quintessential fabrics that are more stretchy and far more comfortable than the velvet of our past. Reach for jewel tones and pair them with black for an elegant look. 
  • Wear a statement piece of jewelry – earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. Just remember to choose one, and keep the rest of your look simple. 
  • Mix it up! Don’t be afraid to wear that sequin or velvet top with a pair of jeans and sneakers. I’ve even seen chambray tops styled with sequin or velvet palazzo pants. 
  • It’s the holidays! Have fun! If you can’t have fun with fashion right now, when can you?

My Festive and Fabulous Outfit – The Sequin Sleeve Sweater

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that bling! I love the extra sparkle on the sleeves. Keep your jewelry simple when wearing a showstopping piece like this top!
How to Look Festive and Fabulous-Sequin Top

I found this adorable sweater at Versona a while back and knew it would be perfect for my husband’s office party. It’s just the right amount of bling! Heck, this thing is so cute I’d probably wear it to a Christmas party in my house eating pizza and watching Hallmark Christmas movies! The puff sleeves are right on trend too. I’m styling it with a pair of black polished jeans from White House Black Market. I’m obsessed with these jeans! They offer the look of faux leather, but aren’t quite as thick and are much more breathable too. 

How to Look Festive and Fabulous
Try a sweater like this with a black pencil skirt, or denim jeans and boots. It’s more versatile than you think!

Looking Festive And Fabulous – More!

Need more holiday style inspo? Here are a few more ideas from previous blog posts that I hope will inspire you if you’re wondering what to wear this holiday season! I still have, and still wear most of the outfits in those older posts!

How To Look Festive And Fabulous – Stylish Monday

How to Look Festive and Fabulous

And now I’m so excited to share how my Stylish Monday sisters are dressing up in holiday style. From sequins to lace to plaid, they’ve just about got it all covered! Here you’ll find so much inspiration and can even join us by linking up with us at the end of the post. Be sure to click through to their blogs or Instagram accounts for more! And check out my sparkle sister below! Great minds think alike!

How to Look Festive and Fabulous

Nancy –  Nancy’s Fashion Style – “Here in the Netherlands we have a second Christmas day, and of course Christmas Eve, so that’s three outfits!I will definitely wear a tulle skirt! I think I will wear this polka dot one and my denim blue one. But it all depends on my mood! Might become something totally different.”

Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell –  “Be it a festive holiday party or a girls’ night out, your evening will start off more relaxed if you have a few outfits planned out ahead of time.  Looking for some inspiration? Today, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite holiday outfits (current and past) to hopefully inspire you to shop your closet, and sparkle and shine a little brighter this holiday season.”

How to Look Festive and Fabulous

Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – “For some festive holiday spirit, I pulled together big bold prints for what is probably my happiest outfit ever. I could not stop smiling while wearing this combination of red plaid and giant stars with double pom-poms on my head. “

Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles – “My style is casual chic in velvet leggings and a festive sweatshirt.”

Amy – Amy’s Creative Pursuits – “I don’t like to spend money specifically on holiday clothes that I can wear only once a year, so see how I take everyday dress clothes and add some sparkle for the Christmas season.”

Joy –   Joyous Styling   – “A little sparkle for the holidays! I subdued it with a black wool turtleneck. I added a statement necklace and rockstud heels to complete the look.”

Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF –  “This is your time to sparkle and shine!  I don’t need much reason to add on the bling, glitz, and glam!  This is right up my extra loving alley!  Is there such a thing as too much or too many rhinestones, glitter, and sequins?!  I think NOT!  Time to get your HOLIDAY SPARKLE on friends!”

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And now it’s your turn to join the fun and link up with us, or just browse around and visit some wonderful blogs! There are some FABULOUS women styling it up all across the blogosphere. Click the link to join us! Thanks for stopping by, and I wish you a very, Merry Christmas and a fabulously festive holiday season. I’m so thankful that you take the time to pop in to see what I’m up to. Your support truly does mean the world to me!

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8 thoughts on “How to Look Festive & Fabulous

  1. Andy, what a super fun sweater! I totally didn’t even realize that you and Julie were wearing the same sweater until Suzy pointed it out to me in a comment on my post! I need to pay closer attention to details! You both look fabulous in this adorable sparkly sweater. I really like your coated jeans and sassy heels with this outfit, too! Happy Christmas to you!


  2. Wow, when putting the Instagram video post together I somehow hadn’t realized that the sleeves were sequins and that you and Julie have the same top. The top is a real head turner. It’s also obviously very versatile to style! Great looks. Have a lovely holiday season.

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I can’t wait to wear it to the party. It’s so fun to finally be able to get dressed up again!

  3. Andy! I love that we virtually had the exact same look even though mine was originally from several years ago! Great minds think and style a like! A girl can never have too much blingtastic things in her wardrobe especially during the holidays!

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