As the holiday season kicks off, your agenda is likely already filling up. And with the office holiday party, festive dinner soirées, and cozy gift exchanges with friends on the docket, it’s time to put together some new outfits. With so many special occasions and seasonal gatherings to look forward to, you’ll want the perfect look for each event.
While certain solid hues are always a great bet for holiday gatherings, festive, winter-ready prints are also a must-have for keeping your outfit rotation fresh and fun. Read on for the perfect prints to wear this holiday season, and get ready to enjoy each soirée in serious style.
Paisley is a whimsical print that took off in the '60s and '70s but is still popular today. Paisley is also a perfect print for the holiday season, especially when paired with crushed velvet or silk. You can incorporate this boho print and these shimmery fabrics into your holiday looks, like pairing a crushed velvet or silk paisley women's top with dress pants.
Opt for a paisley top with wintery hues, like burgundy, navy, emerald, black, or gold (or all of the above!). Rock this top with wide-leg trousers in a solid, complementary shade, and complete this look with black Chelsea boots and a pair of gold drop earrings for a boho-chic holiday look.
Houndstooth is another print you’ll want to incorporate into your holiday looks and throughout the winter season beyond. There are a few ways you can rock this classic print this season, like with a pair of straight-leg houndstooth dress pants or a houndstooth blazer or jacket. A lot of the houndstooth you’ll find is black and white, black and gray, or brown and yellow, and this print is very much on-trend for the season.
While many of us associate floral prints with spring and summer, there are many stylish ways to incorporate floral into your outfits this holiday season. Ditsy floral in wintery hues like red, navy, forest green, and white or off-white looks great on women's blouses and can add a fun yet subtle print to any of your holiday looks. Pair a ditsy floral women’s blouse with high-waist corduroy pants for a holiday get-together with your gal pals, or opt for a flowy, ditsy floral maxi dress that you can wear with heeled booties and a cashmere cardigan at a holiday dinner party.
Attire with a festive Fair Isle print is a must-have for the holiday season. Fair Isle designs feature motifs and geometric shapes that are a quintessentially cozy touch for the holidays. If you’re looking for a tasteful yet on-theme Christmas sweater, then you really can’t go wrong with this traditional print. A Fair Isle sweater is perfect for an office holiday party, a cozy dinner at the cabin you’ve rented with friends or family, or opening gifts on Christmas morning.
When it comes to holiday prints, you really can’t go wrong with plaid. Plaid is an effortless and super tasteful way to look and feel festive during the holiday season, and this timeless print is oh-so-easy to style. Go for a classic evergreen or rich red tartan plaid women's skirt that you can pair with an off-white cowl neck sweater or a black mock cashmere turtleneck, tights, and booties.
Or, opt for a plaid blouse instead, and pair it with black slacks and kitten heels. With a pair of subtle gold hoop earrings or a delicate layered necklace, you can wear these plaid looks to any of your events all holiday season long.
There’s something about the distinctive intersecting diamond-shaped argyle print that just feels polished. This refined print is also a perfect design for winter attire, especially for the holiday season, and is easy to find on various styles of women's sweaters. Sweaters are already a winter essential, and an argyle sweater is a great choice for a cozy Christmas dinner or celebrating a night of Hanukkah with family or friends.
Opt for a luxurious cashmere turtleneck or a crewneck pullover or button-up cardigan and colors that feel festive or seasonal. Since argyle is a design with multiple colors, you’ll want to pair your argyle sweater with a pair of solid-color pants that complement, rather than clash with, your sweater.
With these prints in your rotation, you’ll be set to have your most stylish holiday season yet. From parties to close-knit gatherings, pair any of these prints with complementary solid hues and some subtle accessories to create tasteful yet festive outfits that will ensure you look as great as you feel.