Last Minute (Holiday) Outfit Formulas That Will Never Fail You

Monday, December 19, 2016
Happy Monday! Christmas is just days away and I'm sure you're either already prepared for everything (i.e. holiday outfits picked out and presents all wrapped) or you're last minute and haven't even thought about what kind of gifts you want to get people. For this post, I wanted to share with you a few outfits that are guaranteed to look fab with pieces you probably own in your closet :)

1) TURTLENECK + MAXI SKIRT + STATEMENT BAG



I absolutely love dressing up for the holidays. Even though I don't do much, I love being able to wear something a bit fancier than I'd normally wear, even if it's just for a night. If you saw my previous post, I posted 4 different holiday looks that you can wear! 

Considering I live in Toronto, winter can be brutal so dressing warm is KEY. You can easily dress up a turtleneck like I did above. I absolutely love the result of this outfit. I wore thermal leggings underneath as well to keep me extra warm as well as having a fitted cashmere sweater



A huge trend fall/winter trend this year has definitely been velvet. I'm absolutely obsessed with velvet accessories versus clothing pieces. The way I incorporate this trend in my holiday look is this quilted crossbody bag from Topshop. The colour is perfect for the festive season but also perfect for most outfits anyways.



Whenever I'm in a rush and don't have time to pre plan my outfits, neutrals are always the way to go. I tend to wear neutrals a lot anyways but I find that mixing them along with some sort of statement piece always works out! For instance, the outfit shown above was a last minute outfit idea that I thought of for my holiday lookbook. Since both the sweater and skirt were muted shades, it was easier to pair for that perfect holiday outfit.

2) TOP + STATEMENT SKIRT + JACKET

I have been obsessed with this H&M Embellished Skirt I got earlier in the year. It's been a go-to piece whenever I go out. I don't go out at night all the time but whenever I do, this is the piece I wear. I try not to re-wear the EXACT same outfit but I would be lying if the outfit wasn't similar. Each time I wore this skirt, I changed the top and jacket and voila, a whole new outfit!


This first look was recently shown in my holiday lookbook. Since there is gold detailing on the skirt, I thought I'd pair it with a gold sequin top that I already owned. A tip I'd suggest when you don't know what to match with a multi-coloured top or bottom is to match the colour that's shown the least. That way the colour stands out more. It makes the overall outfit look put together!

For this second outfit, I wore a satin v-neck top to pair with a jewelled choker from Zara. As you can tell by the photo, it was definitely not winter but this look screams partywear. Again, I wanted the gold detailing to be showcased so I wore black and gold sandals (again from Zara). If you notice, I'm wearing another black jacket but this time, it's a faux leather jacket instead of a blazer. Mixing textures is also key. Since the first outfit had sequins for the top, I didn't want to add the shine from the leather jacket along with an embellished skirt. As much as I love mixing different textures, I don't like to go overboard with it.


3) AN OLD OUTFIT + A SLEEVELESS BLAZER


If you've been following my blog, you'd know there are a couple of pieces that are on a constant re-wear. I wear them and feature them on my blog ALL the time and one of those items being: a white sleeveless blazer from Winners. Owning a sleeveless blazer is something that is part of my capsule collection. You can easily dress it up or down like I am about to show you:


If you're eyeing a monochromatic outfit for the holidays, go for all-white! Add a bright red lip and you're set. Although it'll contrast whether you wear black or white, I am just obsessed with all-white outfits. Here's my all-white lookbook I created in the summer to show you! 



This outfit is definitely casual and not something I'd wear for the holidays but I wanted to show it because you can see how a sleeveless blazer can be worn casually or dressy. So whether you want to amp up an every day outfit or your holiday outfit, consider wearing a sleeveless blazer!

That's it for today's post! Hope these outfit formulas will help you when choosing your (holiday) outfit this year and future years to come :)

16 comments on "Last Minute (Holiday) Outfit Formulas That Will Never Fail You"
  1. I am OBSESSED with all of these outfits! That green skirt is such a gorgeous color on you!!

    www.mollyonthemoveblog.com

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    1. MOLLY!!!!!!! LOVE YOU - THANK YOU <3 <3 I smiled so much when I saw your name!

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  2. I simply adore all of these outfit combinations! Merry Christmas! xx

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    1. Thanks so much Tracie! Merry Christmas to you as well :)

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  3. Loving the monochrome white!

    xx Rebecca // http://thecrystalpress.com

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    1. Thanks Rebecca!! Wish it was summer so I could wear that outfit again!

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  4. Those shades tho!!!


    -Natalie from itsnothouitsme.com

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    1. YESSSS!! Literally my favourite & staple piece last summer. I was so impressed with the quality from EyeBuyDirect since I had no experience with an online eyewear company

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  5. There is not a single look here that I don't absolutely LOVE! I'm especially crazy about that second outfit with the embellished skirt - it's completely and totally fabulous! You have great taste!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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    1. Ahh thanks so much Stephanie!! That skirt is just perfect for any occasion, absolutely love it :) Hope you have the best time celebrating this holiday season!

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  6. All of these looks are amazing, but I'm especially the monochromatic one! So fierce!

    Rachel / www.seashellsandsparkles.com

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    1. Thanks Rachel!! Monochromatic outfits are just so chic - never fails ;)

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  7. Your blue blazer is TOO CUTE! I love all of your outfits!!!

    Sweetly, Sally // www.sweetlysally.com

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    1. Awh thank you Sally!! :) Hope you got some fashion inspo!

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  8. I lovee these such a great twist on basics <33

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    1. AWH thank you so much! Glad you loved it ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

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