StyleQuery: Dressing for 3 Different Types of Holiday Outings, Pt. 1

I recently had a "friend" ask me for help picking outfits for 3 different holiday outings..including a movie premier. This friend, we'll call them DV, was stuck in a style rut. To help out, I put together some outfits for DV to try at each event  - an office holiday party, New Year's Eve out with friends, and a winter-time movie premier. If you need ideas for some curve-friendly, holiday outfits for the end of the year, keep reading!


DV likes to keep things, To ease them into something different we stayed with the color palette of choice. Instead of the typical suit-of-armor for work, we decided to switch things up for the office holiday party.


(Vegan) Leather Dress - Forever 21 (similar here)

Bow Shoes - Charlotte Russe (similar here)

Chambray Shirt - Old Navy (similar here)

Wrap Coat - Old Navy


1. Keeping the mandatory accessories (utility belt, breath-giving mask, gloves) and making them part of the overall silhouette, we switched out DV's work shoes for some flirty heels, added a statement necklace and found a practical but stylish coat.

2. The (vegan) leather+denim combo is both work appropriate (maybe add some panty-hose for work/warmth) and fun. DV can button that chambray collar, strip off the panty-hose and head straight to the bar with the troopers. Layer, layer, layer. 

3. A shift dress in a unique fabric or pattern can be a great addition to any wardrobe. Use it for layering under or over shirts, blazers, sweaters, etc. Throw a waist-cinching belt on it, and you've got yourself one hell of an outfit thanks to that good 'ol 'third-piece' rule. 


How do YOU go from day to night? Stick around for Thursday's post to see what DV wears to a winter-time movie premier. Like what you see? Share this post with others!