These Holiday Outfit Ideas Will Keep You Warm

The Holidays are upon us — in case, you missed the memo from the masses boycotting Starbucks. While this time of year means incredible food, drink, and time for friends and family, it also means that it's time for holiday parties. That's why these warm outfits for holiday parties are going to come in super handy. We all want to look amazing heading out to a bash with our friends or a shindig with our offices, but we also want to be warm. For those of you in colder climates, dressing for the occasion because a slightly more challenging feat. Thankfully, you've got options.

No matter what climate you may live in, there is always a chance of temps dropping right around the time of your holiday party, but that doesn't mean you need to scrap all of your pre-planned attire. There are awesome styling tips for how to look great for any holiday soiree you may be attending, and tons of tips and tricks on staying warm this winter. If you're looking to do a little bit of preemptive shopping once you've received an invite — and who doesn't love an excuse to shop? — I've got some suggestions for warm outfits for holiday parties all ready for you.

Outfit Idea #1

Full Midi Skirt

Twirl Power Skirt, 80, Modcloth

This below-the-knee midiskirt with a satin-like finish is perfect for a holiday party, and the length will definitely help keep you warm.


Lace Inset Sweater, $48, Torrid

Pairing a midiskirt — or any skirt, really — with a sweater will help give you yet another piece that provides warm. This sweater with lace detailing is totally festive for this time of year as well.

T-Strap Pumps

The Zest Is History, $45, Modcloth

Personally, I love a t-strap year around, but the covered toe of these will help a bit in keeping your toes warm. While they definitely aren't booties, if paired with tights, you'd be totally good to go.

Outfit Idea #2

Full Length Dress

Badgley Mischka Glitz Gown, $90-$100, Rent The Runway

Save a buck and look fab! This gorgeous Badgley Mischka gown from Rent the Runway is perfect for a black tie affair. If you've got a fancy party to attend, this dress is ideal. Plus, the length will help keep your legs warm. Just add a coat, and you're all set!

Outfit Idea #3

Black Mini Dress

Free People Mary Jane Fit and Flare Dress, $75, Belk

When most people think of party dresses, they envision a mini-dress, and who am I to rob them of this? A great mini-dress is perfect for a party, and you can totally warm it up with the next items.

Over-the-Knee Boots

Steve Madden Gorgeous Over-the-knee Boot, $150, Nasty Gal

What's warmer than a pair of boots in the winter? Add some length, and you've got a shoe that keeps your toes and legs warm when rocking that mini-dress.

Fur Vest

Faux Fur Vest, $40, H&M

A fur vest with a mini-dress can be super chic and give you some added warmth.

Outfit Idea #4

Sparkling Skirt

Sequined Skirt, $60, H&M

Who doesn't love a sequined skirt for a party? This holiday wardrobe staple may not seem very warm, but like other items, can be easily styled for a chill night out of the town.


Thermal Wear Tights, $8, Forever 21

Tights are perfect for the winter, and for your warm holiday party outfits. Wear them with a sequined mini skirt and poof: warm legs! Add that sweater from outfit #1, and you are good to go!

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