It’s the most wonderful time of the year, from spending time with family and friends, enjoying festive treats and relaxing by the fireside, there’s definitely something magical about the holiday season. From cozy sweaters and sparkly dresses, the Trendsetters are here to bring you a variety of holiday style inspiration.
Temperatures are dropping and stress levels are rising but never fear, winter break is coming! This also means the holiday season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than picking out a cute outfit for the celebrations to come.
One of my favorite styling tips is to pick out a favorite “statement” piece you love wearing and style your outfit around it. For this outfit of mine, that piece is this black mesh, and velvet designed see through H&M leotard paired with a black bralette. To create a sleek and classy holiday look, I threw on a simple pair of black tights, H&M black skirt and Old Navy peep-toe boots. I also grabbed a few vintage rings from my collection and added them to the look. For something a little warmer, I pulled on an Aeropostale jacket and Old Navy black scarf. Grab a cute hat and gloves and you’re ready to walk in a winter wonderland.
Hope you all have a great winter break and holiday season and take some time for yourself to just relax. You deserve it!
The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. Yup, it’s the holiday season and I’m so excited for the winter season to start and get together with family. I have a big family and when we celebrate our holidays, you know we have to dress up really nice when we visit them after finals week.
The outfit I was going for was a really flowy and comfortable look to wear during the holidays. My red long sleeve shirt is from Wet Seal and underneath I wore a spaghetti strap shirt, also from Wet Seal, because it was see-through. My jeans are from Hollister and to top it all off I wore a long black boots from rue21.
For accessories, I am wearing my necklace that says my name, which I bought from Saudi Arabia, and a watch that is from Chopard Watches for women.
For my outfit of choice, I decided to take on a “sledding” theme. This is because having fun, and looking good while doing so, is very important to me. First of all, it’s freezing outside, so leather gloves are essential. Not only do they look fancy, but they’re actually warmer than any other gloves I’ve owned. Boots are another must-have for winter in Montana. These boots are from L.L. Bean, and they’re lined with fur. They’re perfect boots for outdoor adventures because they’re waterproof and really cozy. My hat is just a simple knit that I got as a gift, so I’m not sure where it’s from, but it definitely helps in adding more style and warmth to this look.
For my coats, I decided to layer. Underneath, I am wearing a black down coat. It’s light, but keeps me really warm which is important to me. The top coat is from Gap, and it’s canvas with silk on the inside. The faux fur hood is a plus because it looks cute and helps block out the harsh December winds. My jeans are probably not the most appropriate for sledding because they have holes in them, but they look cute so who even cares, right? They are the Authentic Skinny Jeans from Gap, and I absolutely love them. So, even when you have to brave the cold this winter, you can definitely do it in style.
As the temperature drops and Montana is cast in a glistening sheen of frost and snow, my style begins to reflect the coldness of winter. I love this shade of light blue that I’m wearing; it’s like the blue sky of a below-freezing day. Of course, a coat would be essential for being outside, but the long sleeves of this Lush top make it a suitable layer for when you step inside a warm building. This top is casual, but chic enough to wear to holiday gathering.
I paired dark, American Eagle jeans with my light top to add a nice contrast of blues. For shoes, I wore my Aldo fringe booties. These booties are adorable, but not good shoes to trek across snow or ice with!
Accessories wise, I wore simple studs, a midi ring, and a necklace from American Eagle. I love the shape of this necklace and the color of the accents; it goes great with the color of my shirt.
It’s finally here. The build up to Christmas. Time for holiday music, holiday cheer, festive decorations and spending time with loved ones. And of course holiday fashion! No matter where you are, what you’re doing or who you’re with, why not be wearing a great outfit as well?
I’m all for ugly christmas sweaters but I decided to take a different approach to this holiday look. I will most likely spend the holidays in with family so I didn’t want to go all out with sequins and sparkles. My look is dressy but still comfy for a fun day with family, whether it’s staying in or going out for a nice meal. I am wearing a white three quarter sleeve crop top paired with my black skirt from H&M. For shoes I am wearing my black booties with black high knee socks for warmth. Accessory wise I am wearing my geometric earrings and necklace set from Rue21. Lastly, to complete my festive look I am wearing my blanket scarf (which I am loving!) that I got from Hollister. It’s the perfect accessory to add festiveness and coziness to an outfit.
I hope you all have a fun, festive, and well dressed holiday season with your loved ones. Happy Holidays!
Christmas is hands down my favorite time of year. It’s actually kind of sad how many qualities I share with Buddy the Elf. But with the glittering lights, warm gingerbread cookies and time to spend with family and friends, what’s not to love?
Of course, holiday fashion is another bonus during this time of year. I absolutely love the variety of looks you can go for, from colorful Christmas sweaters to glittery gold dresses, holiday style can do no wrong.
My family usually has dinner and celebrates with family and friends on Christmas Eve and then we spend all day on Christmas in our pajamas, eating croissants, opening gifts and enjoying each other’s company. So for this look I wanted to put an outfit together that was festive and dressy, but not over the top. A perfect formula for Christmas Eve dinner with family.
I thought this plaid dress from Apricot Lane was a great choice for a holiday affair . The cut is classy, the print is festive, but the material makes this dress more laid back as it’s not silky or doused in sequins. To make this look a little more weather appropriate, I threw on some sheer black tights from H&M and my black buckled booties from Steve Madden. I love these booties because the heels aren’t uncomfortably high but they still keep you looking stylish and sophisticated. The buckles on them also weirdly remind me of Santa so I had to incorporate them in this outfit. I kept this look simple by adding my Pandora charm bracelet and a statement necklace from Bohme because, hey, Christmastime calls for some sparkle!
The holiday I celebrate this time of year is the beginning of ski season! Bring on the hats and the powder because I will be on the mountains once Snowbowl opens. With this look I wanted to bring attention to a few of my accessories. First, my green and silver Roxy hat is fun and a definite go-to for warmth after shooting black diamonds all morning. A fleece lining creates warmth whether you are whether it be in the lodge or riding high on a chairlift. I love the green and silver ball of thread at the top!
My fleece leggings are a must for winter in Montana. For the season I keep three different pairs on hand: solid black, snakeskin pattern, and of course gray plaid. These leggings alone keep me warm when waiting for the Snowbowl Shuttle Bus. The material forms to the skin and doesn’t create issues with thick socks when it comes to leather and ski boots. Hopefully, my town will get snow soon or else I will be wearing my ski accessories for a lot longer than necessary. See you on the slopes!
The holiday season is a fast paced chunk of time that seems to go by in a blur. Yet it’s snuck up on us again and the moment has come to ring in the New Year, so why not end it in style! New Year’s Eve is a time of merriment where we can start anew with good intentions and satisfying resolutions. To celebrate I choose to wear an outfit that exudes confidence and allows me to be carefree.
The look I went for optimizes my bohemian vibe with the layered lace skirt, but to add a sleek edge for the night I added suede booties from TJ-maxx and a thrifted leather jacket. To pull this look together I added a simple long sleeve crop top from Forever21and a gold statement necklace to accentuate the neckline.
I pulled my hair out of my face into a bun for a worry free element for wherever the night takes me. This one-day of the year begs for fashion risks to standout amongst the crowd and if I was a master of makeup I would add a bold dark matte lip, a killer smokey eye, or even throw in a septum cuff. For whatever plans you may have or outfit you may choose let your personality shine and start off on a great foot for the New Year.
A very warm and joyous holiday season from all of us at Trendsetters at the U.
Photography by McKenna Munden | @kennaphotography