‘Tis the season for tons of parties! This time of year always has us dreaming of holiday party outfits — and how we’re going to come up with enough ideas to stay looking fresh and put together through January 1.
But with the brunch craze (still) in full effect and day drinking officially becoming socially acceptable, we realize that this party season might be even more hectic than years past. 2018 is going to be the year of soirees that take place during the day and the night.
We’re not ones to complain about having to hit the party circuit a little harder — but now that a day soiree is just as common (and important) as the traditional evening holiday cocktail party, our closet supply is starting to look a little scarce. This year, we’re all about getting creative and stretching our festive clothes from everyday to after dark.
Holiday Party Outfits 2018: It’s All About the Shoes
Relying on a gorgeous pair of shoes is nothing revolutionary, but we’re leaning in on the trend of casual — yet uber fashionable — footwear to stretch our holiday clothing budget. And the list One Dress, Two Ways is providing us with all the inspo we need to elegantly navigate from day to night (and doubling up our wardrobe) by just changing shoes.
Exhibit A: The super-versatile combo pictured above. A simple, sleek ribbed midi dress in a neutral color paired with these pastel ADIDAS is an awesome choice when you want to dominate Saturday by powering through a friend’s casual luncheon, running errands and getting some holiday shopping done. But when it’s time to dress things up for that office cocktail party, all you need to do is slip into these sexy, feathery Steve Madden heels and you’re all set. A seamless transition.
Exhibit B: This crushed velvet dress that, when paired with classic Dr Martens boots, allows you to run from day party to day party looking as stylish (and ’90s-licious) as Cher Horowitz heading to the mall. But when the sun dips low, that same dress crosses over into romantic date territory when you put on these strappy Sam Edelman sandals.
So, in summary, by investing in a couple pairs of solid, comfy pairs of footwear and maybe splurging on some drool-worthy fancy heels, you’re going to be able sashay from day to night with minimal effort (or expense). Plus, don’t try to tell us you won’t be wearing those Docs every day from now until mid-spring.
Check out the full list for even more holiday party outfits.