By Erica McCarthy

Published on November 17, 2015

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The holidays are quickly upon us and while RSVP’ing to multiple weekend events is exciting, curating a suitable outfit for each one can get tricky. From dinner with your roommate’s parents to boozy brunch with friends, we’ve created a list of nine festive looks that are fun and party-appropriate.

your own party

Since you’re the host of the show, you can pretty much do whatever you want. You’ll want to be in something festive, yet still functional–that’s where a metallic pantsuit comes in. Spice up the look with a black crop top and animal print skinny scarf.

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dinner party with roommate’s parents

Just because you’re opting for a more conservative look when dining with your roommate’s parents, doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. A polished jumpsuit, sleek middle part, and suede heel possess poise without being too flashy.

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fancy work party

Probably the best night of the year (if you ask us), is the night of your fancy a** office party. Fun coworkers, good booze, and an ethereal gown does the trick for a night to remember. Be sure to pair the dress with a cropped fur coat to add dimension and warmth.

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boozy holiday brunch

We all know brunch is the holy grail of weekending; however, during the holidays there’s one important factor to play into your mid-morning boozing game–your festive outfit. Go with a light-colored sheer dress with black accents like suede boots and a tiny crossbody to showcase an “effortlessly cool” city vibe.

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in-office cocktail party

So you just found out about an impromptu office cocktail party, but showing up in your regular garb would be anything but celebratory. Pair a matching velvet midi with a long-sleeved crop top for an effortless (yet festive) take on office “happy hour.”

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boyfriend’s holiday party

Tonight’s mission consists of 1) impressing your BF with your killer style, and 2) doing so in a way that isn’t too aggressive for his co-workers. Channel the best of both worlds in a hunter green chiffon dress with lace cutouts for a feminine and ethereal take on a holiday-inspired outfit.

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your best friend’s work party

One of your besties called and asked if you want to attend her office party tomorrow night. You want to show up in style, but not at the expense of looking like you tried too hard. Pair a jacquard dress with sheer tights and OTK suede boots for classic, holiday style.

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holiday potluck

So you’ve been invited to a potluck this weekend, and while you’re set on the blackberry and brie galette you’re bringing, you’re not entirely sure on what to wear to said shindig. Team up an oversized trench with a bright shift dress and heeled ankle booties for a strikingly chic look that’s refined as it is cool.

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girlfriends’ holiday party

Whether you’re having a ladies night in, or hittin’ the town with your best girlfriends this weekend, jacquard culottes and a slinky black blouse is the perfect outfit for mobility. Ya know, to get you from one place to another, or in more specific terms, from one bar to the other.

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