Seasoned hostesses know a last-minute catastrophe will always pop up. From unexpected plus-ones added to drama with the catering company, you never know what will be thrown your way the day of a party. Instead of spending the hour before your soirée primping and deciding what to wear, you’re stuck dealing with an undercooked turkey or putting out extra place settings. To avoid any pre-party panic, we rounded up 10 foolproof outfit ideas for you to keep in mind this party-hosting season.
If your style is on the classic side, we have the perfect accessory ideas to wear with your blazer dress, and if you tend to get experimental with your personal style, we found just the outfit combination for you (hint—it involves mixing textures like patent leather and pretty silks). For the fashion-forward hostess, we have several on-trend pieces to incorporate into your party look. No matter your personal style, we’ve got you covered with foolproof outfit ideas you can easily re-create the night of your event.
Mixing pretty silks with a leather miniskirt is a fun way to add an edgy personal touch to a holiday classic. Add gold jewelry and a pair of delicate heels and you are in the holiday spirit.
Topshop IDOL Black Faux Leather PU Hardware Mini Skirt ($60)
Upgrade a neutral palette with a pair of statement booties, whether they're metallic silver or a light pink (a favorite color of fashion girls this season), they're sure to command attention.
Eloquii Windowpane Kady Fit Pants ($80)
A blazer dress is winter's answer to summer frocks and is only made better by a pair of bold tights. Excuse me while I buy a pair myself.
Anine Bing Francoise Long Sleeve Blazer Minidress ($449)
Sometimes you just want to wear a pair of jeans. We get it. Pair it with an oversize turtleneck in a bold hue for comfort and style.
ASTR the Label Sepulveda Sweater ($98)
If it hasn't been stated before, velvet is the official material of the holiday season. Why not go all the way with a maxi velvet dress?
Kiyonna Cara Crushed Velvet Wrap Gown ($148)
Being a hostess doesn't mean you can't be comfortable. In fact, it means you should be. A cashmere skirt (and potentially a matching sweater) is the only way to do this.
H&M Rib-Knit Skirt ($25)
Don't shy away from color. In fact, the bolder the better, and the more you're going to stand out at your dinner party (as a hostess should!)
Alice & Olivia Ken Pleated Midi Skirt ($295)
Have you thought about pairing a buttoned dress over a pair of sleek trousers? If not, we're willing to bet you are now.
Vince Camuto Seam Detail Pants ($75)
If you weren't paying attention when I mentioned pink being one of the most popular colors among fashion girls this season, now is a time for a refresh. There's no such thing as too much.
Endless Rose Velvet Wide Leg Pants ($90)
This is a PSA to layer your button-downs under your most comfortable oversize sweaters.
Sea Nora Oversize Pullover ($275)
Looking for gifts to go with your outfit this holiday season? Try these affordable gifts for your best friend.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Aleksija Vujicic.
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