Replace obnoxious sweaters with formal, festive look for holiday season

Carlie Howard

Deciding what to wear during the holidays can oftentimes be stressful.

Wearing the holidays by dressing in ugly sweaters, Christmas T-shirts and light-up jewelry presents a fun and festive way to express holiday spirit.

However, it’s also easy to create a sophisticated look in replacement of what can be gaudy holiday apparel for more formal occasions. These formal holiday looks can often be created with exciting clothes and accessories that many people already have in their closets.

Basic items such as classic dresses and sweaters can be perfect for the holidays. A simple item can be paired with fun accessories, creating a “holiday sparkle” in a chic and classy way. Statement necklaces can dress up basic items that many people already own.

Fur is also trending this winter. It is a fun and edgy accessory that can create positive attention while looking cute and comfy. Pair the fur vest, coat or accessory with existing clothing to form a chic and edgy style. 

Women can create an elegant appearance by paring bold earrings with a classic bun hairstyle, which creates a holiday sparkle around their face. Bracelets or rings can be added to create more interest when worn with simple items.

Red lipstick is a bold but flirty option to add a pop on color to a holiday look. It can complete the outfit by adding a little shine and attention to the overall style.

While ugly sweater parties are the current buzz, it’s easy to complete a holiday look without wearing obnoxious holiday apparel. Students can use their existing classic items and pair them with fun and unique accessories to create a classic but festive look.