‘Tis the season for winter fashion! As we wrap up the final days of holiday shopping, don’t forget to treat yourself to a little something festive for your wintertime celebrations with family and friends. The opportunity to reunite with loved ones means plenty of photo ops will be happening, so make sure you’re ready for the camera! Instead of recycling last year’s holiday ensemble, why not get inspiration from some of the following outfits?

Glammed Up

If you have an elegant soiree or fancy gathering to attend, skip the reds and greens and go straight for a decant white ensemble. It’s guaranteed to look sophisticated and dressy, while still adhering to the unspoken “wintertime” theme. If you’d like to add a hint of playfulness and festivity to your outfit, you can’t go wrong with glitter and sequins! Rickety Rack has an awesome selection of sequin dresses, including this Roman Holiday Dress, appropriate for festivities with both family and friends. And there’s never been a better excuse to find a pair of glittery pumps! Pair your dress and heels with beautiful gold jewelry from Evine Live’s online collection and a simple hair piece like a gold hair cuff.

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Dressed Down

For the holiday functions that enjoy a dress code that’s a little more low-key, you can choose instead to go the business casual route with nice, black pants (or, if you’re like me, high-waisted jeans) and a blouse to match. A green top that’s rich and vivid in color will work wonders in dressing up your outfit – especially if it has a flattering waistline or unique cut! Bring out those jewel tones with bright gemstones from a bib necklace, like this antique flowered piece from OASAP. If you’re throwing on a plain cardigan or shrug, you can bedazzle it a bit with a fun brooch or pin. And, of course, top off your look with a killer pair of shoes! This easy-to-wear pair of emerald heels is from Modcloth.

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Christmas Morning Casual

The most wonderful time of the year deserves the most comfortable of clothing choices. After all, Christmas Day traditions like watching the parade, unwrapping and exchanging gifts and enjoy the snow outside the window are all activities best completed in homey attire. With so much excitement, who has time to shower and dress for the day’s festivities? Simply slip into a fun, bulky sweater and pair of leggings and you’ll be ready to go! Wake up feeling the warmth and contentment of the holiday season with a fresh pot of coffee – and a pair of moccasins to keep your toes toasty. If extended family will be joining you, dress up with festive earrings (like this pair of bow drops from Kohl’s) or other cute, thematic accessories.

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Guest Post by Monica Gabor –

Monica is a fashion and makeup junkie residing in the Northeast with her boyfriend and their cat, Midi. She loves blogging and researching deals and promotions online, and has recently taken to trying her hand at sewing and altering her own clothes. She loves sharing fashion advice with friends, family and the internet!