Advertisement
Style and Beauty

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

Visiting family for the holidays? This 10-piece capsule wardrobe will have you looking stylish at every occasion from family dinners to walking in that Winter Wonderland.

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

holiday fashion looks

Holiday capsule wardrobe

Packing for a trip is never fun but during the holidays when you have a load of gifts in tow, in addition to clothes for the entire family, going anywhere can be overwhelming. If you won’t be home for the holidays, get inspired with our 10-piece capsule wardrobe that can take you from carolling with the kids to festive cocktails all while keeping your suitcase manageable.

These great looks obviously work for moms staying put over the holidays, too.

10 holiday fashion essentials for momsPhoto: iStockphoto

Decking the halls

As a house guest, you probably shy away from the worked-in sweats you live in at home, wanting to look your best for all of those friends and relatives that keep popping by for a visit. Enter this simple tunic — a capsule wardrobe must for its versatility. Worn alone with dark tights and ankle boots, it’s a no-brainer outfit that’s comfortable enough for trimming the tree but also looks pulled together.

Read more: Holiday DIY: 5 fab trees>

Where to buy?

Smart Set tunic, $59
H&M ankle booties, $50

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

Advertisement

Cocktails with your far-flung friends

Every capsule wardrobe should include one pair of jeans in the cut and wash of your choice. Here, selvedge boyfriend jeans worn with the sequin top make for a smart-casual look that’s perfect for catch-up cocktails with your nearest and dearest.

Where to buy?

Mossimo Black sequin top, $30
Gap boyfriend jeans, $99
Nine West pumps, $120

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Oversize, chunky knits are where it’s at this winter. This dark emerald version will ensure that you look stylish while staying warm on an afternoon walk. Carry the comfy casual vibe through to your footwear with this pair of low-heel ankle boots.  Are the kids having an impromptu sleepover with their cousins? Swap the ankle boots for heels and add a statement necklace for some stolen alone time with your hubby.

Where to buy?

Forever 21 chunky knit sweater, $30

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

Holiday party

The festive season wouldn’t be complete without at least one holiday party. Pair an on-trend midi length skirt with a sparkly holiday top for an elegant look that’s not overdone. Cool, metallic accents amp up the ensemble. (Buying separates that can be worn well after the holidays in lieu of a fancy dress not only extends your travel wardrobe, but also gives you more bang for your buck!)

Where to buy?

Winners midi skirt, $80
Danier Leather clutch, $59

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

Advertisement

Opening gifts

Sweats get a sophisticated makeover in classic herringbone twill. Perfect for traveling, these drawstring track pants can be dressed up or down depending on how you accessorize them. Worn with a chunky knit, they’re the perfect (more photo-ready) substitute for pjs while lounging with the kids as they open their gifts. When it’s time to make the rounds later on, simply throw on your ankle boots and you’re good to go!

Where to buy?

Express slouchy pants, $70

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

Family dinner

Get some mileage out of your tunic by wearing it as a top as well! Pop the midi skirt over top to put a dressy twist on the plaid separate. Add some sparkle with a bejeweled necklace and your holiday pumps.

Where to buy?

Ann Taylor statement necklace, $70

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

For everything in between

Whether sightseeing or taking the kids to see Santa, this outfit will work for any casual occasion on your itinerary. Wear the chunky knit over the plaid tunic for a cozy top and skirt look.

Read more: Hilarious kids' Santa photos>

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

Advertisement

Ringing in the New Year

New Year’s Eve is all about sparkle. For a look that’s both fun and fresh, wear the sequin top with the herringbone track pants and metallic pumps. Because the pants are so casual, pile on the glam by accessorizing with the necklace and the clutch.

10 holiday fashion essentials for moms

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners

I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Advertisement
Advertisement