I Feel Pretty | Easy Holiday Party Outfit

I used to really struggle with what to wear to holiday parties.  Then a few years ago, I found a foolproof formula that ended all of that.  A formula that works for everything from church to the ballet to my husband’s annual company party.  It’s as simple as this…

Dressy Sweater + Black Ankle Pants + Heels

Of course, you can substitute a pencil skirt for your pants if it’s a more formal event but I find that pants work for just about everything I attend during the Christmas season.  An embellished sweater takes the guesswork out of everything.  Just add some simple accessories and you’re good to go!

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[Sweater:  c/o Wallis/Pants:  Similar/Clutch:  c/o Wink & Winn/Shoes:  Similar/Watch:  Michael Kors]

It’s Your Turn:  What’s your holiday party go-to outfit?  Tell me in the comments!

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57 Comments

    • Alison

      Thank you Marta! I love the embellishments on the sweater. 🙂

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    • Alison

      Thank you Rachelle!

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    • Alison

      Thank you! I couldn’t resist! It’s just PERFECT!

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  1. Susan Jeffries

    What a great color for you!! Embellished sweaters are perfect for this time of the year! Lovely look! Susan

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    • Alison

      Thank you Susan! I may need to find more colors like this. 🙂

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  2. Susan Jeffries

    I cant seem to find the link to add your button to my blog. Do you have one? I would love to put it on my side bar!! Thanks! Susan

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    • Alison

      I don’t have a sidebar button, but you can grab the I Feel Pretty graphic from the post to use. 🙂 Thanks Susan!

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  3. Blaire Bingham

    Beautiful look Alison, and those heels are gorgeous! Thank you so much for hosting the link up!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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    • Alison

      I love how comfortable the heels are too!

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  4. Inge

    Great idea, love the formula. The details on your sweater and pants are so pretty!

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    • Alison

      Thank you Inge!

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  5. Shay Shull

    Girl! You are just smokin’! I love that entire outfit!

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    • Alison

      You are so sweet Shay! You have made my day!

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    • Alison

      Thanks Jill!

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  6. Amy Ann

    Love the shoulder detail and those heels are to die for!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    • Alison

      Thank you! The added accessories are simple yet makes the outfit great for the Christmas season!

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  7. Kishina

    Omg!! That sweater is soooo beautiful!! I am swooning over it. Looove the detail on the shoulder. Thanks for hosting the link up!

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    • Alison

      Glad you like it Kishina!

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  8. Cynthia @ My Rose Colored Shades

    I agree, you can’t go wrong with this look. Love those heels and the beading on the sweater is so fitting for the holiday season. Have a great rest of the week! ~Cynthia

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    • Alison

      Thank you Cynthia! Have a great week.

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  9. Tatiana

    That green sweater is adorable. The embellishment details are really pretty and delicate. Love how you styled it with the animal print heels and orange clutch. Great look!
    ~Tatiana
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    • Alison

      Thanks Tatiana. This is my favorite holiday season look!

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    • Alison

      Simple formula that has a beautiful dressy sweater! 🙂

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    • Alison

      Thanks Alice

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  10. Shaunacey

    ohhhh those pants are super cute!!!

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    • Alison

      Thank you Shaunacey!

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    • Alison

      Thank you. Have a wonderful holiday!

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  11. Sheaffer

    I love a fancy sweater! So pretty!

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    • Alison

      Thank you Sheaffer! Have a great week.

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  12. Monica

    Stunning + comfy = perfection! Those shoes are amazing!!!!
    xo,
    Monica
    GlamVolution.blogspot.com

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    • Alison

      Comfort should be the number 1 priority during the holiday season. 😉

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  13. Ginnie

    That is such a gorgeous sweater! Definitely the perfect holiday outfit formula:)

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    • Alison

      I couldn’t agree more with you Ginnie. 🙂

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    • Alison

      Thank you Whitney!

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  14. Claire

    Your whole outfit is gorgeous – I want it!

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    • Alison

      Thank you Claire!

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    • Alison

      Thank you! You are too sweet!

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  15. Yvonne

    Great “formula”, Alison, and so pretty and elegant! Thanks for a helping with a typical holiday dilemma!!

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    • Alison

      You’re welcome Yvonne!

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  16. Rachel

    That sweater is perfect for a holiday party!

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    • Alison

      Absolutely. I love the color too!

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  17. Jaime

    LOVE this sweater! Aren’t simple details the best? The shoulders are so pretty but aren’t over the top by any means. Definitely a GREAT sweater for the holiday season.

    XO, Jaime
    RegallySoled.com

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    • Alison

      It’s beautiful, isn’t it? 🙂

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  18. Maria

    hi
    I love this outfit. I know you gave a link to similar shoes but would you mind sharing where You bought the shoes in this post and the brand thanks?

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  19. carly

    so lovely girl! YOu always look great and always have great outfit suggestions. I am SO sorry to be SO MIA…
    November and December are my “superbowl” as a personal shopper and I haven’t had ANY time to visit blogs I love :((( BOO!
    Merry Christmas!
    C

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    • Alison

      Thank you Carly. You are too sweet!! Merry Christmas!

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