Your daughter is vegan. Your uncle’s political views get loud and belligerent after two drinks. Your toddler niece is terrified of your beloved French bulldog who loves to lick the stuffing crumbs of her face. After weeks of shopping and wrapping and decorating and cooking, a holiday get-together can be the last straw in the stress-a-thon that happens this time of year. What you’re wearing as you host the crew should be the least of your worries.
Here, our fashion editor Kimberly Cihlar gifts you 8 stress-free holiday dressing tips and ideas for perfect hostess outfits in her latest episode of “Talk-In Closet with Kim.” Watch the video and then get shoppable outfit details below!
Pull Everything Together With a Hostess Set
Put your attention on the food, drink and guests, wearing something as chic and simple as this set from SweatyRocks on Amazon. You can’t go wrong with a kimono! Pair it with a sequin tank or T (like this gorgeous rose gold one from J. Crew) to up the glam factor.
Add Color With a Silk Tee
Keeping things comfy and fabulous is as easy as adding a pop of color. Get the attention you deserve by doing little more than pulling a vibrant-hued silk T over your head, like this one from WinterSilks.
Don a Black Stretch Lace Blouse
This long sleeve mesh top with lace from Target is casual and dressy in one fell swoop.
PJ Pants for the Win
So comfy. Need we say more?! This pair is perfect.
Go With a Skirt
You know what we love about this colorful elastic-waist skirt by Peruvian Connection? We look totally pulled together wearing it, yet it has all the give needed to partake in our favorite holiday foods without having to undo our top button.
If you’re on the hunt for something a little more structured, Pendelton’s Long Plaid Skirt is an old-school throwback that screams “holidays.”
Wear a Fun Lurex Top
A little bit of shiny always makes an outfit more glamorous. Elie Tahari’s Ingunn Metallic Stripe Velvet Blouse is gorgeous, and it’s on sale right now at Bloomingdale’s.
You Can’t Go Wrong With Dressy Joggers
Is there an occasion where dressy joggers don’t work? We think not. The Sequin Jogger Pants from Venus are great for entertaining.
Bundle Up in a Sweater Tunic
Both cozy and chic, the Softly Structured Ribbed Turtleneck by Free People is a simple way to take on the holidays in style.
NextTribe’s fashion editor Kimberly Cihlar is a fashion brand content editor, fashion writer/style blogger and jewelry designer based in New York City, sharing her style stories on Fashionwhirled.com and her jewelry creations on Collection13.com. Early in her career, she served as the Fashion Director to Fairchild’s men’s wear trade daily, DNR, and has since been published in ShowBoats Int’l., Cigar Aficionado, The New York Times’ Style Section, Wantful, GQ, British Esquire, British GQ, The International Herald Tribune and Dutch Magazine.