Every holiday season I talk about formal holiday looks which most of the time include evening dresses, sparkly clutches, and high-heeled pumps. However, this season I realized that I have completely neglected casual holiday dressing; after all, not all holiday gatherings require evening attire. I love the holidays and like to keep up the holiday spirit even with everyday looks! So I thought I’d share one of the looks with you guys.
The easiest way to style a casual holiday look is to wear what you’d normally wear but add a little extra something to make the look more festive and holiday-spirited. It could be anything from a statement necklace to an embellished handbag.
The other day, as I was browsing the New Arrivals section on Intermix, I kept coming across pieces in a signature color for the Holidays – red, and I don’t really know what it is, but something about this particular color makes everything look perfectly Holiday appropriate and just a little bit more special! In this post, my extra something is this Rag & Bone striped pea coat. What attracted me to this coat the most, was the vibrant red color which just screams Holidays to me! So I like to introduce this beautiful red into my holiday looks whenever I get the chance. The coat itself is casual yet very structured, so it pulls the whole look together and definitely acts as a statement piece. To keep the attention on the coat, underneath it I went for a white Alexis blouse with long sleeves, which happen to be very trendy this year. I especially love how the sleeves work with the coat and peek out just slightly to add a bit of special detailing to the look.
I paired the coat with leather pants to diversify the texture of the entire look. I absolutely love how wool coats look with leather pants, it brings a certain edge to the outfit without looking overdressed which worked perfectly here since I was going for a more casual look. Finally, I completed the look with a pair of studded boots to add a bit more detailing to the whole look. Again, small studs on the boots add just enough detail without being overbearing.
P.S. For more Holiday dressing ideas, CLICK HERE to check out Holiday Lookbook from Intermix.
Special thank you to Intermix and ShopStyle for partnering with me on this post.