Holiday parties can be the worst to try to dress for, especially if the invite is vague. I had a customer in the store just the other day who couldn’t figure out what ‘holiday attire’ meant for a party she was attending. In her desperation, she turned to google.
“It was from cocktail dresses to ugly sweaters. Google left me with nothing.” Her party, we determined, was going to be cocktail attire so a sparkly one-shoulder number would be just fine. But it was a close one. No one wants to show up to an ugly sweater party looking pretty.
Let’s get something straight: I have never been invited to a cocktail dress appropriate holiday party. (However, there is always hope for next year that we meet friends fancy enough to throw a fancy christmas party.) The holiday parties I attend are usually casual to the point of not even being allowed to be called parties, but that doesn’t mean I can’t dress the part, even if it’s not a cocktail dress. When I saw these pants at Old Navy, I knew I was on to something. I mean, tuxedo pants? That kind of sounds fancy. I think I shall pour myself a cocktail and get this party started.
top: J.Crew / similar
sweater: ℅ Old Navy
pants: ℅ Old Navy
clutch: Kelly Wynne
Love those pants and the layering is perfect!
The Style Storm
Love these pants and the festive tree in the background!
So cute! I'm with ya girl…I've gotta find those fancy friends that apparently everyone else has around the holidays! 😉
Love those pants and that Kelly Wynne clutch is phenomenal! Love that it's made in the USA.
Absolutely loving these pants! Would never have guessed they were from Old Navy. Lookin good!
My Style VIta
Absolutely love this look! Beautiful photos!
Love your outfit! We've been having a friend pot luck party for years where we make everyone get super fancy just because! It's this weekend and I'm still finalizing my outfit!
love the pop of plaid! x
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I do love a chance to dress up, but I kind of love this semi-casual but still festive party look too! It's the best of both worlds.
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love your blouse, it's a real eye-catcher under this white sweater!
I love that blouse and I'm so sad I missed out on it. However, those pants are perfect! I've been on the hunt for the perfect trouser pants!
Lovely. I just blogged an oufit I wish I could wear to some party. But no invites. Maybe next year for me as well. You always make Old Navy look so good. You always find the coolest pieces.
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All the parties we attend are always super casual and festive is optional. I would say most just wear their everyday stuff and nothing festive at all. Those are some great tuxedo pants. I have been wanting a contrasting pair but not sure I am bold enough for them yet. Love this look paired with the plaid peaking out.
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Love it 🙂 That plaid is gorgeous.
The pants are awesome, they add a cool vibe to the outfit. I love the plaid button down with the cute, feminine sweater. your lip color is great too!
super cute! love those pants
Aww!! this is an adorable look. I really like your shoes and gold clutch.
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i'd definitely rather be over dressed in these cute pants than show up way under dressed! props to old navy! i haven't shopped there in forever. maybe it's time to go back.
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I'm in the same boat! I wish I had more places to go to wear all my glitzy holiday glam! Hope you enjoy your party!
Loving those pants! I've actually had my eye on them as well.
Really like the layering with the shirt and embellished top! 🙂 Your gold clutch is cute too! 🙂
Away From The Blue
What lip color are you wearing? I love it!
Those are really great… and who doesn't love a cocktail party for one?
I have never been invited to a "cocktail attire" party but I would love to soon haha
Love love love the plaid!
I love this outfit! It's so cute and would totally be appropriate for the types of holiday parties I go to! But my favorite part of your whole outfit is your heels. I'm in love-they're near perfection!
Oh I know I'm supposed to be looking at those pants, and believe me I did…but I couldn't take my eyes off that AMAZING clutch! THat is so beautiful and would work with anything. Gorg!
I absolutely adore your outfit!! The pants, with the pop of color with the plaid blouse. It's holiday style perfection 🙂 I'm styling an old navy plaid top on my blog as well …with a sequin skirt!!
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Beautiful and pretty outfit. The pants are fabulous.
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That purse is darling! I'm loving the trousers so much. Kendi, I'll invite you and B to our family's annual holiday party. It's a little too glamorous for my liking but LOTS of spiked christmas punch 🙂 x
pinned this look yesterday, I love it so much!!
The Style Scribe
love the pants
Very cute and festive!
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kendi, absolutely love this look. i want those pants!
i featured this look on my Style Watch Friday series on my blog today
those pants are awesome! and i love that plaid
Hi! I just purchased these pants but was between sizes. Have you found they stretch at all after a few wears? Thanks!