What to Wear for Every Holiday Occasion

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1. Shopping
What's one activity you're likely to do a lot during the holidays? Shopping! You definitely want to be comfortable, but that's no reason to leave style at home. Thrown on a unique graphic tee or layer on a colorful sweater and get ready to shop till you drop.

LEFT
Shirt: Forever 21, $18
Tank top: Forever 21, $3
Belt: Gap, $3
Jeans: American Eagle, $33
Boots: Forever 21, $33
Earrings: Urban Outfitters, $5
Purse: NM Last Call/Juicy Couture, $115

RIGHT
Sweater: Gap, $20
Shirt: Forever 21, $12
Jeans: Gap, $44
Earrings: Urban Outfitters, $5
Boots: Forever 21, $30

Just like J:
1. American Eagle Skinny Jean, $49.50
2. Forever 21 Eastside Tigers LS Tee, $14.80
3. Forever 21 Cross Stitch Sweater Cardigan, $29.80







































2. Traveling
Traveling is another situation where comfort is key. Pick some pants that are comfortable to sit in, boots that are easy to walk in and always dress in layers to adjust to changing climates. An army jacket is comfy but stylish and a poncho sweater is by far the easiest type of layer to slip off!

LEFT
Jacket: Gap, $25
T-shirt: Forever 21, $8
Belt: H&M
Jeans: American Eagle, $33
Boots: Forever 21, $33
Earrings: Urban Outfitters, $5
Purse: Juicy Couture, $115

RIGHT
Poncho sweater: Gap
Pants: TJ Maxx, $17
Boots: Aldo, $75

Just like J:
1. Aldo Larner boots, $80
2. Juicy Couture Tassel Shoulder Bag in Chocolate, $230 on Last Call by Neiman Marcus
3. Victoriaโ€™s Secret Belted Cargo Jacket, $80










































3. Holiday Parties
Dress up a silky skirt with a jeweled belt for an office party, or try a dress with lace insets for a night out with the girls. Layer some thick tights and black booties for added warmth!

LEFT
Shirt: Banana Republic, $35
Belt: Urban Outfitters, $25
Skirt: Urban Outfitters, $15
Earrings: Boston boutique
Shoes: Bakers

RIGHT
Dress: The Unique Closet, $46.50
Belt: Express
Earrings: Urban Outfitters, $5
Shoes: Carlos Santana/DSW, $33

Just like J:
1. The Limited Crystal Weave Belt, $49.90
2. The Limited Tiered Party Skirt, $59.90
3. Forever 21 Beautiful Satin Skirt, $19.80
4. Unique Closet Lace Dress, $46.50







































4. Holiday at home
Spending a holiday with your family involves lots of cooking, cleaning and running around - however, that doesn't mean you have to skimp on style. Dress up a comfy sweater with a statement necklace, or belt a sweater vest for a chic but casual look.

LEFT
Sweater: American Eagle, $25
Tank: Old Navy, $3
Jeans: Gap, $44
Shoes: Banana Republic, $22
Necklace: Stella & Dot

RIGHT
Sweater vest: Forever 21, $22 
Shirt: Ralph Lauren Outlet, $20
Belt: American Eagle/Filene's, $5
Jeans: Gap, $30
Watch: Fossil
Boots: Aldo, $75

Just like J:
1. Aldo Larner boots, $80
2. Forever 21 Long Sweater Vest, $22.80
3. Stella & Dot Metropolitan Mixed Chain Necklace, $198







































5. Church service
Chances are your holiday plans include some type of church service. Look stylish and appropriate in a cardigan, dressy pants and some fun extras (like a sparkly necklace, buckled shoes or a metallic belt!).

LEFT
Shirt: Banana Republic, $35
Earrings: Banana Republic, $25
Sweater: Express
Belt: Express
Black skinny jeans: Gap, $30
Shoes: Filene's Basement, Calvin Klein $40

RIGHT
Cardigan: LOFT, $20
Necklace: J.Crew, $40
Shirt: Express
Belt: The Limited, $20
Pants: Banana Republic, $50
Shoes: Boutique 9, $70

Just like J:
1. Ann Taylor LOFT Grosgrain Cardigan, $54.50
2. Ann Taylor LOFT Julie Sparkle Tweed Pant, $11.86