Do you have a favorite holiday dress that you only wear once a year? It can be frustrating to spend money on a dress and only wear it for a few hours. But what if I told you that you could wear that dress for more than just special occasions? Let’s chat about how to style your favorite holiday party dress for casual wear.
With a few styling tips and tricks, you can easily transform your holiday dress into an everyday outfit. In this guide, I’ll show you how to choose the right dress, layer it, add casual accessories, experiment with different styles, and mix and match with other pieces. By the end, you’ll have plenty of ideas to style your dress for a casual, everyday look. So, let’s get started on our go to styling tips!
How To Style Your Favorite Holiday Party Dress For Casual Wear
Choose the Right Dress
To start transforming your holiday dress into an everyday outfit, it’s important to choose the right dress. Not all dresses are created equal, and some may be more versatile than others. Look for a dress that has a simple silhouette and a solid color or subtle pattern.
Avoid anything too loud or flashy that screams “holiday party.” A dress with a classic cut and neutral color can be dressed up or down and worn all year round. Also having a dress in a non holiday color. Maybe something that isn’t red or hunter green. That’s why I love the dress I’m sharing today, it’s purple and fun, and feels less like a holiday office party dress.
Layer Your Dress
Now that you have a dress that’s versatile enough for everyday wear, it’s time to experiment with layers. Layering not only adds dimension to your outfit but also makes your holiday dress more suitable for casual wear. Playing around with various jackets, sweaters, and t-shirts can help you achieve a casual yet chic look.
For a chic and effortless outfit, try layering your dress with a denim jacket. A denim jacket adds a touch of coolness to any outfit, and it pairs well with most dresses. If you want to make your outfit more formal, try layering your dress with a blazer instead.
Another option is to layer your dress with a sweater. A chunky knit sweater can add texture and dimension to a simple dress. You can also opt for a cardigan or a lightweight sweater. Layering your dress with a sweater not only creates a new outfit but also makes it appropriate for colder weather.
If you’re looking for a more laid-back look, try layering your dress with a t-shirt. A graphic tee or a plain white t-shirt can make your dress look more casual. To finish the look, add a pair of sneakers or ankle boots. And for a bonus styling trick, add a relaxed denim jacket over the tee.
Add Casual Accessories
Accessories can make or break an outfit, and they play a crucial role in dressing down a dress. A cool sneaker can easily dress this look down. Or a fun heel that isn’t designed for a party. Avoid the stiletto pumps or strappy evening shoe. Instead, try a cool chunky wedge or heel.
Don’t forget to accessorize with jewelry to add some personality and style to your outfit. Simple jewelry will keep this from feeling too dressy. Avoid anything sparkly that is designed for evening wear. Same goes for your bag choice. Stick to a simple everyday bag to really bring the casual everyday look home.
Adding these casual accessories will help create a relaxed, yet stylish, look that’s perfect for everyday wear. Now that you’ve got your accessories sorted, it’s time to experiment with your dress to create a unique outfit that’s all your own!
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