Is there any time quite like winter? The season of colorful lights and decorations, good food and better friends, winter is a time to enjoy the company of those around you and remind them how much they mean to you. In other words, it means being invited to a myriad of get-togethers with those you cherish! We know that might look a little different this year, but when it comes time to get dressed for the next holiday party – even a virtual or socially distant one – your ensemble should reflect the nature of the event. Luckily, there’s always a way to add a festive feeling to any kind of outfit. Whether you’re headed to the office or a cocktail party, we’re here to help you dress properly for the occasion!
Imagine that you and a bunch of your mutual buddies are getting together tonight to bake cookies, exchange gifts, and watch a classic holiday film. Nothing fancy, but you’d still like to dress up a little. A laidback party amongst friends calls for some casual attire! If it’s not an ugly sweater party, you can wear this beautiful high neck knit sweater with a solid pair of jeans and some matching ankle boots. Select some statement pieces of jewelry that will complement the ensemble. For the final piece, nothing’s cozier than a nice big coat, and the dark color will really stand out on a snowy day.
Sometimes, even a casual party might constitute wearing a dress. If you want to go a step above jeans and a sweater, keep it comfortable with a simple but bold red turtleneck sweater dress. This dress is certainly warm and cozy all on its own, but if you need another layer, a black coat or cardigan will pair nicely with this piece. Finally, add a nice pair of knee-high black boots and some silver jewelry, and you’ll look positively jolly!
It’s time for the annual holiday party at your workplace, but what to wear? The office typically conjures thoughts of solid colors and simple prints, and for your place of work, that may be an accurate assumption to make regarding the established dress code. But this is a party! You can still keep it professional while getting into the spirit of the season. If you’re not afraid of bold patterns, a red and gray dress like this one is the perfect piece for you! Adorned with candy cane stripes and a cheerful print, this dress will be the talk of the party, especially when paired with some matching flats! If you want to reign in the busy pattern just a tad, a thick ivory cardigan can be worn over the dress. For some added charm, wear a big bow in your hair that matches the dress, and some red lipstick to tie it all together.
How exciting! You’ve been invited to a cocktail party at one of the nicest venues in town! A fancy gathering such as this is your chance to go all out with your outfit! If you’re feeling inspired by the wonderfully whimsical textures of bows on gifts and tissue paper peering out over holiday bags, we’ve got you covered. With the stunning ruffled sleeves on this holly red dress, you’ll look absolutely magical. We recommend pairing this piece with an eye-catching gold necklace and earrings to match. Shoes are important too! Some sparkly pumps will take your outfit to the next level.
If the event you’re going to is more formal, perhaps a cocktail dress isn’t right for the occasion. An invitation to a fancy dinner or gala might mean you need something a little more sophisticated in appearance, but don’t worry! You can still have fun with it. This red shift dress is lined on one side with ruffled fabric that easily reminds the viewer of the decorative crinkled ribbon atop a big holiday present. You can let the dress speak for itself by wearing nude heels, or add the festive touch of some glittery stilettos.
When the holidays arrive, so do the party invitations, which means it’s important to know how to dress properly for the different types of winter parties you may encounter this season. Here at WFS, we want to encourage shoppers and shop owners alike to style their party outfits in fun and exciting ways. Try out different combinations of pieces until you find what works best for you! Visit our website to see plenty of sweaters, dresses, and other festive attire, and be sure to drop a comment below telling us what you’d like us to discuss next! We love hearing from you.