So I’ve officially shared Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Capsule Wardrobes and today I’m sharing a Holiday Capsule Wardrobe! The holiday season can look a little different for everyone, BUT there are definitely essential items that you can keep in your closet to make dressing for holiday occasions WAY easier!
Holiday Capsule Wardrobe
In case you don’t know a capsule wardrobe is a selection of interchangeable clothing pieces that complement each other and that can be mixed and matched with one another to create many outfits. Typically I select 25 items and create 48+ outfits for my season long capsule wardrobes, but since the Holiday Season is just about 2 months long and I’m downsizing and selecting 15 pieces of clothing and creating 24 outfits.
Some of the occasions I get dressed for during the holidays are Friendsgiving, office parties, tree decorating, cookie exchange, holiday movie marathon, holiday shopping, ice skating, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Eve among other events.
Essential Items for your Holiday Wardrobe:
1. Rib Knit Mock Turtleneck Sweater ($34.99)
A cozy sweater is a must for the cold weather, but since it’s the holiday season I thought a festive red sweater would be the perfect additional to this holiday capsule wardrobe! You can pair it with everything from jeans, sequin skirts, even PJ pants! This turtleneck option fits the bill perfectly and will get you through the holidays and the rest of the Winter season. It’s also available in light beige and black if that’s more your style.
2. Jacquard Knit Turtleneck Sweater ($29.99)
Another essential for the holiday season is a festive sweater. And I’m not talking about an ugly Christmas sweater (though those are amazing and you should probably have one), but just a festive printed sweater that can easily make any outfit a “holiday” outfit.
3. Flounce Trimmed Blouse ($67.99)
The “going out” top of the early 2000s is back except now we’re calling it a “party” top and this sheer top is the perfect Holiday party top! It’s flirty and sexy and perfectly festive for lots of holiday occasions! And if you have no idea what I’m talking about you’re much younger than me and welcome to the new era of wearing jeans and a top to go out.
4. V-Neck Camisole Top ($17.99)
A satin tank is perfect for layering underclothing, but also for wearing alone and mixing and matching tons of other items in your wardrobe. I LOVE the way this piece pairs with something sparkly!
5. Double Breasted Blazer ($40.99)
A slightly oversized classic blazer – say no more! During the holidays get more wear out of your outfits by not only adding it to your work looks but also pairing it with jeans and even your party dresses.
6. Wide High Jeans ($29.99)
For the holidays I think a classic pair of wide jeans is essential because of their versatility. In a dark wash you can dress them up or down and pair them with everything else in your capsule wardrobe seamlessly.
7. Sequined Pants ($49.99)
It’s not the holidays without (at least) one sequin item! I went with these dark red pants because you can dress them up with an equally fancy top or dress them down with a chunky sweater! And the color is SOOO fun and different than any other sequin pants I’ve ever seen!
8. Maxi Dress with Sheen ($39.99)
Another classic piece (are you sensing a pattern now?) – I can’t imagine a time or occasion where this gorgeous satin dress isn’t appropriate!
9. Glittery Plumeti Slip Dress ($39.99)
I couldn’t help but include 2 dresses in this year’s Holiday capsule wardrobe! This glittery one is just so pretty and perfect for so many occasions!
10. Fluffy Coat ($66.99)
Any cold weather capsule wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without a coat. This fluffy faux fur one is absolutely a statement piece and it’s just the right amount of oversized. It pairs perfectly with everything from sequins and heels to jeans and combat boots!
11. Small Shoulder Bag ($29.99)
This is the perfect bag for all holiday activities! I love the trendy shape and that you can wear it with the chain strap or tuck it in and hold it by the handle. It would be perfect for all your dressed up and dressed down holiday outfits.
12. Rhinestone Embellished Earrings ($17.99)
Another one that requires no explanation! Party earrings like these rhinestone ones instantly take any basic outfit and make it elevated! They’re also available in silver.
13. Plaid Pajamas ($25.99)
No need to explain this one! Everyone needs a pair (or 8) of festive pajamas in their closet!
14. Chelsea Boots ($62.99)
These coated Chelsea boots are comfortable, durable, practical and look cute. The heel is just the right height to wear all day, but can easily be worn with a dressier look too!
15. Bow Detail Heels ($49.99)
I usually include a more classic pump in my Capsule Wardrobes, but these heels with giant bows were calling my name and surprisingly they’re pretty versatile! Scroll through to see how many outfits I created with them!