I was originally going to show these outfits in two separate posts – but when I noticed that both featured a casual plaid top, distressed denim and loafers.. I figured they were meant to be twinning together. Turns out this is my go-to weekend look because for the past two Saturdays I’ve reached for some variation. Comfortable, casual and a tiny bit holiday-inspired? A winning combo in my book.
An easy flannel button-down is a staple this time of year and when you pair it with a v-neck tee (these are my absolute favorite) there’s almost nothing more comfortable. This look is pretty no frills, so I added these holiday loafers (they’re embroidered with a car carrying a christmas tree on one foot and a tree-lined road on the other!) to put a little extra pep in my step. I’m definitely wearing these when we go to pick out our tree this weekend.
It seems this time of year I’m always rushing out of work straight to a holiday party, dinner with Adam, drinks with friends or some other festivities. Which is why planning an outfit that can take me from office to eggnog is crucial. From 9-5 a cashmere sweater, tailored trousers and nude heels means business… but sometime after 6PM? Just call these my party pants.
Faux fur, velvet, sequins.. getting dressed at the holidays is just more fun. But a lot of time – it feels like those fancy extras get reserved for after hours. So after I picked out this slouchy sequin top and these embellished flats from Boden (and I knew I couldn’t possibly wait to break them out until my first holiday party invite) I threw together this casual holiday look.
If you’ve been stopping by The Steele Maiden for any length of time, than you already know I love mixing in on-trend affordable pieces from Old Navy to my seasonal wardrobe (in Fall I was all about this plaid poncho). Which is why I was pretty excited when Old Navy challenged me to style a holiday inspired look around a pair of their culottes.
While a little black dress and black pumps will get you pretty far in the holiday party season – I’d like to make a case for this full gingham skirt and these burgundy lace-up heels instead. Family dinner? Office party? Date night to see the Rockettes? Check mate. This outfit is my ideal mix of classic and modern.. with a little touch of holiday flair thrown in for good measure.