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Unexpected Holiday Party Outfits!

Holiday Party Looks

I covered the Holiday Party Uniform here. In this post, I wanted to show you some holiday party outfit options that are unexpected, unique and sexy! These work well for New Year’s Eve celebrations too.

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hair

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hairUnexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hair

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hair

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hairUnexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hair

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hair

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hair

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hair

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a velvet Shorts suit from Express paired with Western black booties, and polka dot black tights on fashion blogger with blonde hair

Option #1 | Shorts Suit

Remember I talked about the shorts suit is a big fashion trend here? And, I wore a yellow shorts suit to my blogger conference here? I thought it would be REALLY fun and unexpected to try a velvet shorts suit for the holidays! I would wear this everywhere from out to dinner with friends… to a not-so-conservative office holiday party.

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, Colorado

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, Colorado

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, Colorado

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, Colorado

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, ColoradoUnexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, Colorado

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, Colorado

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, ColoradoUnexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, Colorado

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring a long-sleeve, colorful sequin mini dress from Express on blonde fashion blogger in the snow in Telluride, Colorado

Option #2 | The Full-On Sequin Dress

This sequined mini dress (Similar) from Express will work for your glitzy holiday cocktail parties, all of your New Year’s Eve parties… even a quick trip to Vegas! It’s FULL ON so only go this route if you are feeling very confident!! I love how even though it’s a mini, it has sleeves for extra warmth and coverage. You can also wear it with tights like I did to add even more warmth. If you do decide to pair it with booties (Similar), throw on a pair of snuggly crew socks over your tights to keep your tootsies warm and comfy!

Shop more sequins at Express here.

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle booties

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle bootiesUnexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle booties

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle booties

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle bootiesUnexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle booties

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle booties

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle bootiesUnexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle booties

Unexpected holiday party outfits featuring gray jeans, sequin camisole, black velvet boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves on blonde fashion blogger in Telluride, Colorado wearing black western style ankle booties

Option #3 | Jeans (Yes, Jeans!)

You CAN dress up jeans for any of your holiday parties that aren’t too fancy. The beautiful thing about this look besides the cool factor… is how comfortable and warm you will be wearing it!! I paired some dark gray skinny jeans with the same 3/4 sleeve, velvet boyfriend blazer (similar) from the shorts suit look above. If you loved that concept, but don’t feel up to trying the shorts.. this is an awesome alternative!

Shop more holiday at Express here.

You might also like this post featuring a holiday party uniform. Or this one highlighting my favorite natural deodorant by Native. Thank you so much for stopping by…

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How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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10 thoughts on “Unexpected Holiday Party Outfits!

  1. LOVe the top velvet outfit. I got the shorts but they only had the blazer left in a large at my store and I need it for tomorrow. you made me want to get polka dotted tights instead of plain to wear with it. so gorgeous!

  2. I have been out of touch for so long on style that I am thrilled to have found your channel. Clothes have become fun again. You are a beautiful & lovely woman. God bless you!!

  3. Erin- love this post–just rewatched your “drab to fab” video–now, thanks to you i have all i need from outfit to makeup for my cocktail party tonight!
    You are the Best. xo ruth

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