Every holiday season generally brings the same circuit of events: heading home to visit family and catch-up with childhood friends, lots of shopping for gifts, and of course, all kinds of parties. That can be stressful, but having the right outfit can make you look forward to each outing. Dressing up is, after all, the most fun part about the holidays.
These three outfits, complete with timeless items from Sam Edelman, will make each event in your holiday schedule way more exciting—and earn you all the compliments. Check out the looks below, and then shop them yourself.
Hanging Out in Your Hometown
The holiday season calls for a lot of family time, so having at least one outfit that says “I’m an adult who pays their rent on time” is important. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have fun with it (after all, you’re due for catch-up drinks with your hometown pals after dinner.)
Pair this leopard midi dress with a burnt orange teddy and suede boots for a look even your most critical aunt will love. When you get tired of fielding questions about your relationship status, head out with the girls and show off the cute halter neckline of this dress by ditching the coat.
Last-Minute Holiday Shopping
Even after a month of planning, there’s always that one person you forgot to buy a present for. You need something that’s functional and cute for that last-minute trip to the mall–and the lunch date with friends after a busy morning shopping spree.
Pair a puffer with a faux fur collar with these burgundy skinny jeans coated in wax for a sleek matte effect. And you can’t go wrong with combat boots for hours of shopping—this is not the time for blisters.
Toasting to 2020
New Year’s Eve is your one last chance to pull out all the stops before kickstarting those hopeful resolutions—and this black shift dress with fun feather details is the best place to start. Throw on an oversized black leather jacket to wear to dinner, and elevate the look—literally—with a black stiletto tulle bootie.
Of course, this LBD look shouldn’t only be reserved for toasting to 2020–let it be your go-to evening outfit for the many cocktail parties to come throughout the new year.