When it comes to holiday dressing, my fellow editors often discuss which dresses they have their eyes on. I, on the other hand, quickly jump in with all the pants I'm considering. If you're like me, you pretty much live in some form of pants, with nary a dress or skirt in sight. I've only worn pants to weddings and even wore a bridal jumpsuit to my own nuptials. Thankfully, the past few years have brought about some great styles that fit right in for all sorts of festivities.
There are a couple of outfits with pants that I'm considering wearing to my upcoming holiday parties. One idea for an effortless ensemble is to pair a white blouse with black pants, making sure that either the shirt or the pants have an interesting detail. Another alternative is to throw on a going-out top with metallic detailing and styling it with a more straightforward style like slim leather pants. As for how to complete these outfits, any of these options go great with oversize earrings, a sleek mini bag, and statement boots.
I rounded up some of the most inspiring pant outfits from my Instagram favorites that are perfect for your next holiday party. From minimalist styling to outstanding head-turning looks, I found a little something to fit just about every personal style.
Style Tip: If you're looking for an easy ensemble that's as comfortable as it is chic, wear a pajama-inspired set.
Jeu Illimite Cherie Mini Bag ($240)
Reformation Harland Satin Pants ($178)
Style Tip: Swap out your standard blazer for a tailored vest instead, and style it with cool printed pants.
Violeta Button Suit Vest ($120)
Ronny Kobo Olivia Pants ($338)
Style Tip: You can never go wrong with a monochromatic ensemble. To give it more visual interest, experiment with details such as draping or pleats.
Rejina Pyo Ira Draped Silk-Satin Blouse ($595)
Grlfrnd Jorgen Trousers ($235)
Style Tip: If you want to wear a bolder look, style a sheer blouse with a pair of bright-colored pants.
Unique21 Sheer Oversized Shirt ($51)
Vince Camuto Center Seam Stretch Crepe Skinny Trousers ($89)
Style Tip: When in doubt, you can always wear a statement top with black trousers.
Simonett Cedera Top ($150)
Tibi Cropped Skinny Pants ($395)
Style Tip: A sheer dress over trousers is an unexpected (but stylish) cocktail party outfit.
Dakota Jinx Nova Noir Dot Tulle Dress ($450)
Maryam Nassir Zadeh Jewely Coin Pocket Trouser ($552)
Style Tip: If you want a cozier ensemble for the occasion, pair printed trousers with a polished sweater.
Mango Turtleneck Sweater ($80)
Violeta Slim-Fit Pants ($60)
Style Tip: Don't be afraid to mix and match graphic prints for a jaw-dropping look.
Song of Style Ginny Coat ($278)
Solid and Striped Gingham Poplinen Palazzo Trousers ($178)
Style Tip: A deep, chocolate-brown outfit is a fresh alternative to classic black. Wear the shade in various prints for a cool ensemble.
AFRM Zadie Semi Sheer Turtleneck ($38)
Tory Burch Stripe Button Detail Knit Pants ($398)
Style Tip: You can never go wrong with a classic snake-print blouse and black trousers.
Anine Bing Lila Snake-Print Silk Crepe de Chine Shirt ($200)
Who What Wear Mid-Rise Relaxed Trousers ($37)
Style Tip: On the other hand, if you want to wear a bright color, go for a silk button-down shirt with skinny pants.
Stine Goya James Oversized Satin Shirt ($310)
Wandler Isa Square-Toe Patent-Leather Mules ($360)
Style Tip: Have a cool going-out top you've been itching to wear? Pair it with tailored trousers for an instantly polished outfit.
Veronica Beard Davis Feather-Trimmed Hammered Silk-Satin Camisole ($410)
COS Stepped Slim-Leg Trousers ($135)
Style Tip: Just in case you're feeling slightly more casual, style your trousers with a fitted turtleneck top and a moto jacket.
Veda Jayne Biker Leather Jacket ($998)
Hope Was Cropped Trouser ($200)
Style Tip: Chic wide-leg pants will always dress an ensemble up.
Aritzia Kitten Sweater ($78)
Lovers + Friends Curtis Pant ($178)
Style Tip: If you need a look you can put together in minutes, let it be a silk camisole with classic trousers.
H&M Satin Top ($15)
Hope Sleek Zippered Trouser ($193)
Style Tip: Sport a timeless pussy-bow blouse with tapered trousers and statement heels for a look you can wear to everything from your cocktail party to the office.
Closed Bay Pants ($240)
Manu Atelier Duck Color-Block Leather Ankle Boots ($545)
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated by Dale Chong. If you're searching for a new pair of stylish pants and need inspiration, we've got you covered with our edit of the coolest picks online.
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