December 10, 2014 - Easy Outfits, I Feel Pretty, Style

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!








[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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  • I love this party outfit, that sweater and those heels are so amazing!! Such a pretty and classy look on you Alison, hope you are enjoying your break:)

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

  • Love your sweater and shoes, great formula.


  • I love your sweater, it is gorgeous with the lovely shoulder embellishments! Goes very well with the rest of your look!

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

    • I love how comfortable the heels are too!

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

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

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

  • What a beautiful look! Love the mix of textures!


  • Amy Ann

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

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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

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

    • Glad you like it Kishina!

  • 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

    • Thank you Cynthia! Have a great week.

  • 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!

    • Thanks Tatiana. This is my favorite holiday season look!

  • Oh my! LOVE that sweater! And it is a brilliant look. Pinning!


    • Simple formula that has a beautiful dressy sweater! 🙂

  • The embellishments on your sweater is so pretty!


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  • ohhhh those pants are super cute!!!

  • I can’t get enough of that pretty sweater – love the sequin details!!! Wishing you the best of the holidays too!!


    • Thank you. Have a wonderful holiday!

  • I love a fancy sweater! So pretty!

    • Thank you Sheaffer! Have a great week.

  • Stunning + comfy = perfection! Those shoes are amazing!!!!

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

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

    • I couldn’t agree more with you Ginnie. 🙂

  • You look lovely, Alison! I love the embellished shoulders and those shoes are fab!


  • Your whole outfit is gorgeous – I want it!

  • Love the sweater. You look beautiful as always. Thanks for the linking up. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

    • Thank you! You are too sweet!

  • Yvonne

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

    • You’re welcome Yvonne!

  • That sweater is perfect for a holiday party!

    • Absolutely. I love the color too!

  • 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

    • It’s beautiful, isn’t it? 🙂

  • Maria

    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?

  • 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!

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

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