Casual Holiday Party Outfit

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There’s so many events to attend over the holiday season–everything from ritzy parties to casual get-togethers.  This month, the How I Style It crew is showcasing different holiday party looks to give you outfit inspiration for every occasion. I’m sharing a casual holiday party look, but check out Becky, Della, and Nicole’s looks for more holiday party outfit inspiration!

Plaid flannel // Maternity jeans (non-maternity version) // Sequin loafers // Necklace (similar) // Earrings c/o // Velvet handbag // Sunglasses

This J. Crew Factory plaid flannel is a great top for a casual holiday party! If the pattern looks familiar to you, don’t be surprised–it’s a slightly different color way of the iconic J. Crew Rock Salt Plaid pattern. I was able to snag the Rock Salt Plaid when it hit the factory store several years ago, but I knew it wouldn’t fit this year. Sadly, this pattern is sold out, but J. Crew Factory has some other really cute plaids.  If you’re heading to a dressier holiday party, swap out the jeans for a black tulle skirt.

These maternity jeans are a must-have. I promised myself after my last pregnancy that the second time around, I would invest in at least one good pair of maternity jeans.  Well, y’all, these Article of Society maternity jeans are them. They have the full panel, and I love the design of the rips in the jeans. The cost is under $100, and you can often find them on sale. You can even snag the non-maternity version here.

To make my casual outfit holiday party ready, I added some red beaded tassel earrings, a crystal necklace, and sequin loafers. Adding bling to a casual outfit can really change the entire look. My earrings are actually part of a giftset that comes with an identical pair of black earrings, and they are BOGO 50% off this week. My sequin loafers are on sale for under $40 (what are you waiting for?! Go buy them!). And this velvet crossbody/shoulder bag is a great accessory.

Be sure to check out the rest of the How I Style It crew to see their holiday party looks!

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  1. 12.6.17

    I love this plaid!!

  2. 12.6.17

    Plaid is such a fabulous print anytime!!

  3. 12.6.17
    Dara said:

    I love the colors of this!

  4. 12.6.17

    Tif, this is such an adorable outfit! I am really loving your shoes and bag! Thanks so much for linking up with me at #SpreadTheKindness!


  5. 12.6.17
    Kay R. said:

    I love a great plaid shirt!

  6. 12.7.17
    Mica said:

    This is such a nice casual outfit – can’t beat a classic pair of jeans for making you comfortable and perfectly fitting in with a casual party dress code! 🙂

    Hope you are having a good week so far and all your Christmas preparation is going well! I’m so behind with wrapping presents – need to do more this weekend!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  7. 12.8.17
    Katherine Medlin said:

    Loving this look, especially those slippers!