The holiday season is the best time of year to dress as the most extra version of yourself. And whenever I have the opportunity to be unapologetically extra, I take it. The holidays are defined by sequins, feathers, and prints, but that doesn’t mean I have to ditch my personal style to feel festive. With holiday-party invitations on the horizon, I wanted to give you some outfit ideas inspired by seasonal trends from both the runways and IRL. When it comes to party attire, H&M has been my go-to for years. The brand is a constant reminder that there are affordable options to match every holiday vibe. Whether you’re in your goth era, keeping it classic, or dabbling in a little retro glam this holiday season, you are cordially invited to browse these top picks from H&M’s holiday shop below.
This one’s for the shoppers who show up to every function in elevated silhouettes that look and feel tailor-made. For the holidays, kick your classic style into high gear with glossy, elevated pieces that nod to this season’s best trends. Take this fun zebra-print number, for example: The structured suit is classic, but the print takes it up a notch without any extra bells and whistles.
Dopamine dressing may have doused the summer in bright colors, but the gothic trend is taking center stage for winter. Runway shows featured leather accents, silver appliqués, black suiting, and more dark, moody pieces that reminded us all of those angsty teenage years in the best way possible. This is a maximalist approach to holiday dressing that makes a statement without colors or patterns. Have a casual night out in a pair of black, bedazzled jeans and a moto jacket, or attend a dinner with friends in a black-sequin top and edgy trousers.
If your company’s annual holiday party is your night to shine, this look is for you. These are the tried and true pieces that can both showcase your personal style and remain work appropriate and festive. Hint: Satin is your secret weapon. It always looks luxe and can instantly take a tailored jacket or top from plain to festive. And if you’re looking for an extra dose of holiday glam (you don’t have to tell me twice), you can never go wrong with sequins.
There’s nothing I love more than a good throwback moment. As an ode to the retro silhouettes that have dominated this year, kick off the holiday season with fringe details, halter necklines, spaghetti straps, and, hey, why not throw a statement choker necklace into the mix? These looks are bound to turn heads and have everyone at the holiday mixer asking for links.