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Sparkle & Shine In These 11 Festive, Affordable Holiday Finds

Affordable Holiday Outfits

Do you have any holiday parties or events to attend this season? Finding that perfectly festive outfit to wear can take some digging! You want to look a little “extra” without looking like one of the decorations 😍 And, since in many cases the sparkly holiday pieces are ones you might not wear more than a time or two, we wanted to share some affordable finds in today’s For Less Friday post. You’ll be in the holiday spirit without breaking the bank. Each of these pieces has a little sparkle, a little shine, and a lot of style. Let’s dive in.

In case you missed it, our Holiday Capsule Wardrobe is full of gorgeous holiday-inspired pieces, and you can check it out here. Also, we shared 45 outfits for every occasion you have between now and the end of the year here. That post is for Busbee Style subscribers only so make sure you sign up for SMS to join our community! We’d love to have you.

Affordable Holiday Outfits

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Velvet Halter Top & Sequin Pants

Nothing screams “holiday” like velvet and sequins, right? This Bardot top can easily be dressed up or down depending on the dress code of your holiday party. We love the on-trend rosette detail at the halter neck. You can wear nippies or no bra with this top if you are smaller busted because the velvet material is so thick and supportive. The ruching under the bust is very flattering and this top has a beautiful open back! If you want a bit more coverage, you could always add a blazer over the top. It runs true to size. If you have a larger bust, stay tuned because we have something for you too!

Erin styled the halter top with a pair of black sequin pants by Open Edit. They are pull-on style, super comfortable, and SO fun! They’re lined on the inside, so you don’t have to worry about the sequins being itchy on your skin. The 28” inseam is perfect on Erin at 5’4” with heels and the fit is great. These also run true to size. If you want to dress the top down a bit, wear it with a pair of dark-wash jeans. If you also want to style pants more casually, try a t-shirt, blazer, and sneakers or a festive red sweater. We found that would be just perfect and shared it below…

You can see another way Erin styles the same top in this post where she shares several holiday tops for every occasion.

Affordable Holiday Outfits

Affordable Holiday Fashion

Each of these fun and festive pieces can be dressed up or worn more casually for any holiday get-together you might have coming up! Keep reading for all the details on each along with a few styling tips too.

 When it comes to affordable holiday outfits, if you’re on the hunt for anything specific, leave us a comment below. We’d love to help you find that special something!

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Ultimate Sparkle

If this top looks familiar, Erin recently highlighted it in the holiday tops post linked above. It has a mock neck, long sleeves with pretty bell cuffs, and a beautiful, dramatic draped back. This top is perfect for a holiday party, a night out, or even during your family get-together at home for Christmas dinner. It also comes in black.

Fuzzy & Festive

This is the red sweater we mentioned earlier. It's an eyelash knit cardigan that's a bit cropped. We'd recommend you wear this with your high-rise jeans, pants, or skirts. The color is bright and cheery, and the fabric is fuzzy and cozy so you really get the best of both worlds with this one. We love that you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion. And, you can easily wear this after the holidays too.

Holiday Blues

This long sleeve sheer mesh top brings ALL the shine. It's such a stunning color and would look amazing with the pants in #5 or the skirt in #7. We mentioned we wanted to share a top for larger busted ladies, so we also linked a gorgeous blue liquid shine button-down shirt.

Make A Statement

How gorgeous are these statement earrings by Ettika?! These are the same earrings Erin is wearing with the velvet top and sequin pants above. It's fun to add a dramatic pair of statement earrings during the holiday season, and these are super affordable. They come in gold, silver and black. Add these to any of your holiday looks for some extra oomph.

Fabulous Faux Leather

Blank NYC is a brand Erin and Team Busbee loves. These faux leather pants have a high waist and a wide leg that is super flattering. You can dress these up with any of the 3 tops already mentioned or pair them with something you already have in your closet. They have just shy of a 32" inseam so if you are 5'4" or under, you'll need to wear them with heels.

Glam Bag

Maybe you don't feel like wearing anything too shiny or sparkly but you still want to add some pizazz with your accessories? This Steve Madden micro hobo handbag has all-over crystal embellishments. This is an easy way to glam-up a simple blouse and jeans, so you'll feel holiday ready.

Sequin Midi

Now if you DO want to wear some serious sparkle, this sequin midi skirt by Aqua will do the trick! This would look beautiful with tops #2 and #3, with a pretty black turtleneck sweater, or a simple t-shirt and blazer. If you really want to edge it up a bit, you could style it with sneakers or combat boots. SO many options. This piece is more versatile than you might think.

Belle Of The Ball

Continuing with our sparkle and shine theme, we wanted to share two great holiday shoe finds. The first is these pumps by Steve Madden. The come in silver and gold, are covered in rhinestone embellishments, and have just under a 4 inch heel. These will easily dress up your jeans and top or black pants and blouse outfit!

Stylish Flats

The next pair of shoes are these crystal embellished mules from Kurt Geiger London. We often hear from women that prefer not to wear heels or just simply can't. These are gorgeous, stylish, and currently on-sale for under $100!
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