It’s that time of year…you know, the one where the invites start rolling in, you have to decide if the event is worth attending, and then you ask yourself if you have anything to wear. I’ve largely managed to avoid any holiday get-togethers this year because, you know, #grieving and all. But there were a couple of invites I had on my agenda that I was looking forward to.
Despite my low enthusiasm for leaving the house this time of year, I was also faced with a difficult decision when it came time to pick out an outfit. I stopped at Anthropologie earlier in the week thinking that I could find something cute (and perhaps on sale) that could fill in the gaps in my work-from-home wardrobe that’s now overrun by black leggings and oversized sweaters. But no luck was had. Short on time and lacking the energy to do any more shopping, I was relegated to shopping in my own closet (which I’ve learned is something I should do more often). Just last week, I found the bag seen in the photo above in my closet. It was a bag I had taken when I cleaned out my grandmother’s condo that I put in my closet for storage. It’s such a great bag, and I was so glad that I stumbled on it.
Since most of my clothes these days would fall under the athleisure category, I was confident that my holiday look would consist of some kind of legging. Fortunately, I recently bought two new pairs at Loft on Black Friday and decided to wear the leather leggings I purchased. When in doubt, you really can’t go wrong with a nice pair of leather leggings. After going through more of my clothes, I remembered that I had a sequin bodysuit from Zara that I had worn one other time (here’s a similar option, if you’re in the market). It’s the only bodysuit you need for the holidays. I was able to locate it, and just as I remembered, it went perfectly with leather leggings. It even had the neckline I was looking for since I wanted to pair the look with my new Cupcakes and Cashmere choker. But the pièce-de-résistance was the Theory blazer that I pair with everything. It was an investment piece, but it has more than paid for itself. It is the most perfect blazer ever, and if you are looking for one like it, I highly recommend Theory for its fit (and, apparently, its longevity).
So, if you’re heading out to holiday parties this year, my suggestion would be to invest in a nice pair of dressy leggings, a fancy bodysuit, and a well-tailored blazer. With just those three pieces, you’ll be able to create many different holiday-inspired looks!