‘Tis the season to indulge in dresses that shimmer, luxe cozy sweaters, and accessories that make you feel festive. But what happens to that holiday wardrobe after the New Year’s Eve countdown is over? Instead of pushing a stack of one-time-wear clothes to the back of the closet until next year, take our tips for investing in a holiday wardrobe you can enjoy for months to come.
Plan Your Party Calendar
Take a realistic look at your holiday calendar before you start bringing home too many brown paper packages tied up with string. How many parties or events will you be attending? Are they formal or casual? Once you better understand what you need for seasonal wear, you can focus on finding versatile pieces you’ll reach for again and again.
Stick with Staples
What can’t you do with a classic white shirt? Our All-Seasons Classic Stretch Shirt is one closet staple that will make you feel like you just bought a dozen new outfits. Accessorize it with a statement necklace or scarf, or wear it under one of your dressy holiday sweaters for an extra layer of warmth. You can’t go wrong with adding a crisp white blouse to your wardrobe no matter what season it is.
A great V-neck sweater is a wardrobe basic, but a V-Neck Sweater from Chico’s is anything but basic. Choose this timeless sweater in spiced red for a casual holiday look that’s perfect for a day of shopping, lunch with the girls, or holiday events with family. Like all wardrobe basics, you can dress it up or down for year-round wear.
Every woman should have a pair of slimming pants in her closet一our So Slimming 360 Juliet Pants, to be exact. These stylish bottoms are the pants equivalent of a little black dress. Pair them with an embellished sweater or jewel-tone blouse for a sophisticated holiday look and beyond. You’ll find so many uses for these comfortable, flattering pants you’ll wonder how you ever managed without them.
Enhance What You Have
One special piece can turn an everyday outfit into something holiday-worthy. For example, throw Chico’s velvety Peacock-Print Kimono over a lightweight sweater and a great pair of jeans for a daytime event, or slide it over a basic black piece like our V-Neck Jumpsuit for a touch of boho elegance. The brilliant florals and rich fabric of the kimono will elevate any holiday outfit you wear it with, and it’s so versatile you can wear it all year long.
Sometimes all you need is a great jacket to pull an outfit together. Our Elongated Faux-Suede Moto Jacket is perfect for a Christmas Eve stroll. The rich plum color will take you through autumn, winter, and those cool spring evenings. Pair it with jeans and sweaters, or wear it with a basic black sheath dress for a modern look.
Get the Most from Dressy Holiday Sweaters
We love a little bling in our holiday wardrobe, but if you want to wear those sequin holiday tops after the tree comes down, avoid obvious holiday motifs or colors. A fun and fancy sweater like our Sequin Dot Sweater provides that little sparkle that makes holiday dressing fun and versatile.
Pair it with your favorite jeans or Chico’s Faux-Leather Front Ponte Leggings for a stylish casual outfit you can wear anywhere. The Sequin Dot Sweater is also perfect for the office during any season. Now that’s how you get the most from a holiday wardrobe!
Embellished holiday tops can take you from day to night if you pick the right ones. Our Peacock-Print Blouse is a statement piece that fits like a dream for easy movement no matter where the holiday fun takes you. Top it with a suede jacket and a beautiful pair of black knit pants for a chic but straightforward office party look.