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Have a holly jolly Christmas


The "Holly Jolly Christmas" series was created as an attempt to gather all
my favorite gift ideas , holiday guides, outfit suggestions and present them
to you as an inspiration for the Holiday season. Or most specifically in order to
forcefully drag you with me in the Christmas madness I am currently living in.








What to wear to casual Holiday Family Dinners #blogmas7

Finding the best casual holiday style for a family dinner is not as easy as putting together an outfit for a night out with friends. It takes a little more planning in order to be both stylish and appropriate in order to avoid any uncomfortable stares around the family table. It is better to keep your look as simple as it gets without being under dressed.

What to wear to casual Holiday Family Dinners and Gatherings

Cozy sweaters and denim

One of the most effortless, chic choices for the perfect Holiday family dinner outfit is definitely the sweater - denim combination. You can never go wrong with this outfit formula since it can be both appropriate and stylish at the same time. You can start by finding the perfect cable knit sweater (under $40) or if you need something extra warm take a look at this Billabong turtleneck sweater (under $40) .Fitted pants have only been my go-to designs especially because in family dinners ripped off jeans and baggy trousers are considered too casual. YMI super soft skinny jeans ( $28) is probably my most worn pair of denim ever and a great style for both morning and afternoon looks in December.  A major factor in every holiday family dinner outfit must be comfortless so you might need to avoid all the uncomfortable pairs of pumps for that matter. A pair of black ankle boots ($50) can always give you the stylish touch you need without hurting your feet in the middle of dinner.

What to wear to casual Holiday Family Dinners and Gatherings

Layers and leggings

Leather leggings are not only a great choices for a casual morning look . If you style them the right way It could definitely be a completely appropriate look for every Holiday family dinner or gathering. Leggings are not pants and especially in this case you should not treat them like one. Pick a long, white shirt, this one for $40 or this one for $27 , layer it with (yet another) sweater, I always prefer cropped sweater when it comes to layering with shirts, like this Topshop gray knit for only $32 or a similar one with cropped sleeves .Once again ankle boots are a great finishing touch or for a slightly more polished look pair it up with a pair of black over the knee boots $80 .

What to wear to casual Holiday Family Dinners and Gatherings

Plaid and Over the Knee boots

Plaid always reminds me of the Holiday season and every year it happens to have a different plaid item to style. This time it is all about plaid skirts which luckily are one of the easiest designs to combine all you need is a white cable sweater ( my favorite design under $40 and another favorite for only $31 here ). Moving on to the perfect outwear color for every plaid skirt, camel. Neutral tones are the most versatile outwear option like this classic, button up coat for 70$ or another slightly lighter tone for here. Personally my camel coats collection helped my style almost every one of my outfit the past months , it will never go out of fashion. Lastly put on a pair of Over the knee boots , I listed 10 of my favorite designs on yesterday's post "Best gifts for yourself/100 under $100" so make sure to check these deals out before they go out of stock.

What to wear to casual Holiday Family Dinners and Gatherings

Lace up sweaters , Skirts and Ankle boots

Lace up sweaters and skater skirts have always been the most casual yet chic combination for me. This extremely easy outfit idea is definitely a great choice for a casual Holiday family dinner. I am sure that by now you already own a lace up sweater but if you don't (or want to expand your collection) you can find a pretty unique lace up sweater design for only $24 here but if you are interested in a basic design like mine you can find it here for $32 . I was going to suggest you a simple skater skirt , then I found this velvet skirt on Topshop and I knew I had to include it but if you still want to keep it simple here is the a super affordable choice for only $14 . Unfortunately my knitted cardigan is already sold out but you can find a few amazing designs here , here and here .


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