With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to shop for holiday outfits to wear to the office party, the friend’s soiree and the New Year’s Eve bash. Sounds like a lot of money, right? Don’t worry. Here are three outfits that are sophisticated, glamorous and that will make you look and feel like a million bucks — but with a price tag under $100. How’s that for festive cheer?
Dazzle and shine
If you like to stand out from the crowd, then this outfit is for you. This season’s sequins and metallics are on trend, so what better idea than to fuse the two together? This green glitter sequin dress from H&M is perfect — not to mention a steal — and will make you shine as other partygoers go green with envy. To match the dress, go for a pair of stunning heels like these metallic-finish platform pumps from ALDO, which stand out as much as the dress does. No need to add any accessories, though (if you do, make sure they’re subtle), because the dress, shoes and confidence are all you need to complete this outfit.
H&M dress: $18
ALDO pumps: $80
Have you ever attended a party where you weren’t sure about the dress code? Chances are you have and tore your wardrobe apart to find the perfect ensemble that merged cool and classic without going overboard. Well, this outfit is perfect for every holiday occasion and event, from meeting with friends at a bar to a social work gathering at a restaurant. The key to this outfit is its balance. First, start with a sheer, preferably white blouse that’s loose and flows nicely, like this one from Zara. Next, add a statement necklace that boasts bright colours or that’s simple like this coiled choker from Forever 21. The last item is a pair of pants, jeans or tights that flatter your bottom half and keep the loose-tight proportion between the top and bottom even. In this case, you can’t go wrong with faux leather pants.
Zara V-neck blouse: $60
Forever 21 faux leather pants: $28
Forever 21 coiled choker: $11
Total: $ 99
Sweet and pretty
Meeting your boyfriend’s parents for the first time? Impress them with an outfit that combines girlie elements like soft colours and bold prints. This look is all about embracing your feminine side, like this beautifully detailed print dress from Joe Fresh and a pair of soft beige pumps. The best accessories for an outfit like this are chandelier earrings, cuffs, a compact handbag or clutch or all of the above! For this outfit I chose to go with the earrings and a chic clutch to complete the look.
Joe Fresh print dress: $39
ALDO gold earrings: $12
Ardene reptile clutch: $19
Ardene platform pumps: $20 (on sale)