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20 Holiday Fashion Pieces to Update Your Basics

If you’re looking at your upcoming calendar and wondering what the heck you’re going to wear this holiday season, I’ve got you covered. Today’s post is FULL of festive holiday fashion options you can pick up and mix and match with pieces you already have.

To make this easy and comprehensive, I broke these holiday fashion pieces into categories, Sequin, Velvet, Shine and Plaid and found five options for each.

Keep in mind, stores don’t go too deep on inventory for super seasonal merchandise so if you like something don’t wait on it. I started writing this post early last week and some options are starting to sell out.

Let’s go shopping …

20 Holiday Fashion Pieces to Update Your Basics


Holiday Fashion Pieces to Update Your Basics
Joggers, $58.50| Dress, $180.00 |Top, $89.00 | Skirt, $110.00 | Blazer, $159.00

Express High Waisted Sequin Joggers

Available in XS – XL for $58.

Pair with: a cashmere sweater and low kitten heels.

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White House Black Market Long Sleeve Sequin Surplice Blouson Dress

Available in regular and petite in XXS – XL in blue (featured) and champagne for $180.

Pair with: metallic strappy heels you can dance in all night.

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Vince Camuto Long Sleeve Sequin Surplice Blouson Dress

Available in XXS – XXL, in four colors, for $89.

Pair with: your favorite jeans or black dress pants like The Perfect Pant from Spanx.

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LOFT Sequin Wrap Midi Skirt

Available in regular and petite in 00 – 20/22 on sale for $55 in brown.

Pair with: a turtleneck, a short crewneck sweater, crisp button down and classic, comfortable pump in a pop of color – don’t sleep on pink and brown together.

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Gibsonlook Sequined Notch Lapel Blazer

Available in XXS – XXL in ivory for $159.

Pair with: dark jeans, or wide leg trousers, make is extra elegant with monochromatic colors, and metallic heels.

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Velvet Holiday Fashion Pieces
Dress, $60.00 | Blazer, $112.80 | Top, $128.00 | Coat, $320.00 |Pants, $128.00

Banana Republic Factory Velvet Knee-Length Dress

Available in green or black in XXS – XXL for $48.00

Pair with: Your go-to heels and a statement clutch.

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Express Velvet One Button Blazer

Available in XS – XL in pink (featured), teal and black for $112.80.

Pair with: Wide Leg pants or jeans, and suede block heels.

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Tuckernuck Black Velvet Finley Flutter Sleeve Top

Available in XS – XXXL for $128.00.

Pair with: Slim leg ankle pants and statement earrings.

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Boden Canterbury Velvet Coat

Available in regular and petite in sizes 2 – 20/22 for $320.

Pair with: a matching satin blouse and jeans.

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SPANX Velvet Split Hem Wide Leg Pant

Available in regular, petite and tall in XS – 3X for $128.00.

Pair with: a fitted sweater, like this eyelash knit from Old Navy and velvet pumps

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silk party outfits
Skirt, $148.00 | Dress, $70.00 | Blouse, $89.00 | Jacket, $119.00 | Suit Jacket,$90 Suit Pant, $50.00

Vineyard Vines Sea Silk Slip Midi Skirt

Available in four colors/prints, in XXS – 3X for $148.00.

Pair with: a matching sweater and low pointed mules.

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White House Black Market Long Sleeve Satin Ruffle Wrap Dress

Available in regular and petite in 00 – 18 on sale for $69.99.

Pair with: Satin ruched sandals and oversized earrings.

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White House Black Market Long Sleeve Wrap Satin Blouse

Available in regular and petite in 00 – 22.

Pair with: Black coated jeans and an envelope clutch.

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Vince Camuto Satin Bomber

Available in black or white in XS – XL $119.00 (runs large).

Pair with: light wash jeans and embellished heels.

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Banana Republic Factory Satin Suit

Sold separately ,in three colors, sizes 0 – 20 Suit Jacket,$90 Suit Pant, $50.00

Pair with: heels you can walk in and big hoop earrings.


Plaid Holiday Fashion Pieces
Blazer, $100 | Dress, $228.00 | Skirt, $179.00 | Top, $188.00 | Shoes, $149.00

Express Tartan Plaid Double Breasted Blaze

Available in XS – XL for $100.80.

Pair with: leggings and tall boots.

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J.Crew Collection Cecily Dress in Tartan Taffeta

Available in 00 – 20.

Pair with: low heels and a black and gold clutch.

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Dillards Antonio Melani Maia Plaid Tiered Ruffle Skirt

Available in sizes – 18, for $179.00.

Pair with: a black turtleneck or crewneck sweater.

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Tuckernuck Highland Tartan Bouvier Blouse

Available in XS -XXXL for $188.00.

Pair with: Spanx faux leather leggings and oversized earrings.

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Talbots Sylvie Bow Tartan Plaid Kitten Heel

Available in sizes 5 – 11 including half sizes. Currently $149 plus 30% off.

Pair with: straight leg jeans and a sweater.

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Tuesday 14th of November 2023

This is an excellent post, but my comment is in regards to not being able to read the recent post about Nordstrom without purchasing a subscription to another service. I am very disappointed.

Megan Kristel

Tuesday 14th of November 2023

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