The Only 5 Holiday Style Staples You REALLY Need This Year

Between attending holiday parties, shopping for gifts, and making travel plans, outfit planning for the season can feel like an afterthought. The easiest way to step up your wardrobe? Take what you have and incorporate a few key pieces that you can mix and match to get the perfect look. You might even find cool ways to incorporate these items into your post-holiday wardrobe!

Click through to see our five holiday style staples and shop the pieces!

Something really warm:

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Vanessa Jackman

Whether you’re bracing for a polar vortex or dealing with just slightly cooler temps than usual, you’ll need warm, cosy pieces you can bundle up in all season long (and you might as well be stylish while you’re at it).

Acne Studios Pistol Ankle Boots with Shearling Lining ($650) in Light Grey

This classic boot style is updated with warm shearling lining.

Moose Knuckles 3Q Jacket LDS ($850) in Black

It doesn’t get any cozier than this stylish black puffer (a must for snow days).

Something festive:

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Vanessa Jackman

Festive doesn’t have to mean an ugly Christmas sweater. Choose something that’s stylish and a little flashy—anything with sparkles, sequins, studs, or feathers! The trick to pulling off a more ostentatious item? Contrast it with understated pieces and accessories for a well-balanced outfit.

Tibi Feather Tuxedo Crop Top ($375) in Ivory

Pair this fun top with a midi skirt and suede pumps.

A.L.C. Danny Pants ($495) in Silver

These shiny, cropped pants have a futuristic feel. Pair them with a silk cami and pointy-toe heels.

Zara Sequined Dress ($100) in Silver

Go for a touch of glamour in this long-sleeved sparkly frock.

 

Something black (that isn’t basic):

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A Love is Blind

Black is the easiest way to look chic and appropriate during the holidays, but of course, it can err on the side of boring. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make black more interesting; just look for playful details and texture.

Janessa Leone George Hat ($180) in Black

Sleek metal bands dress up a basic fedora.

Topshop Crushed Faux Fur Throw on Coat ($250) in Black

Throw on this textured coat to keep you warm on nights out.

Madewell The Adi Boots ($278) in Black

Fringe and a tassel? We’re sold!

Something statement-making:

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Style Du Monde

The holiday season is expensive. After all, you’re spending money on airfare to travel home, new party outfits, not to mention thoughtful presents for your loved ones. That’s why it’s important to invest in timeless pieces that you can still wear long after the holidays are over.

Meli Melo The Daily Lux Shearling Pouch ($400) in Blush

Furry clutches are definitely having a moment, and this fluffy version will add colour and texture to your look.

Aamaya by Priyanka Onyx & Rose-Gold Plated Earrings ($301)

These constellation-shaped baubles are perfect for everyday wear and special occasions.

Alexandre Birman Fringe Suede Pumps ($625) in Scarlet

The phrase “put on your dancing shoes” might’ve been about these fringed stunners.

Something versatile:

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Stockholm Streetstyle

The holiday season is expensive. After all, you’re spending money on airfare to travel home, new party outfits, not to mention thoughtful presents for your loved ones. That’s why it’s important to invest in timeless pieces that you can still wear long after the holidays are over.

J.Crew Collection Stella Calf Hair Pumps ($350) in Hazelnut Leopard

Use these block-heel pumps to punch up everything from a festive red dress to off-duty jeans and a sweater.

Isabel Marant Étoile Herringbone Tweed Daphne Coat ($660) in Black/White

This menswear-style herringbone coat will never go out of style.

Equipment Oscar Cashmere Turtleneck ($318) in Camel

Try pairing this cosy turtleneck with an embellished pencil skirt for a holiday party.

What are your go-to holiday style staples? Tell us in the comments!