What to Wear to a Holiday Party

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Lots of holiday party invites but nothing to wear? Can't afford to spend much? Don't worry, CF has you covered. Here are some more party outfit ideas made especially for the holidays that don't cost a fortune. Most of them are under $200!

These outfits will be even better for your wallet if you can make them yourself using items you already have - you don't have to go out & buy everything I recommend here! Let my examples inspire you to make your own.

Outfit #1 - A Dressed-up LBD

A classic LBD (little black dress) gets dressier with a bow-shaped waist belt, patterned tights, bright high heels, and a splattering of sparkles. Perfect for a formal occasion that you want to make a little more fun! A few of the products featured below are sold out, but you can easily find substitutes at your favorite stores or in your own closet.

Holiday Party Outfit

Product Information: Patterned Tights - $12 at Topshop, Dress - $26.99 at Charlotte Russe, Belt - $9.80 at Forever 21, CZ Stud Earrings - $39 at Banana Republic, Clutch - $19.99 at Nine West, Shoes - $66 at Zappos

Outfit #2 - Girly & Fun

This look is sophisticated, girly, and fun at the same time! Holiday party clothes don't need to be red and green - that's so cliche! Go for a sweet and stylish approach with dark skinny jeans, a shiny cream-colored top, and statement accessories in coordinating colors. Finish it off with a black satin jacket and roll up the sleeves for a funkier look.

Outfit for a holiday party

Product Information: Jacket - $32.80 at Forever 21, Bracelet - $6.80 at Forever 21, Top - $56 at TopShop, Skinny jeans - $48 at Charlotte Russe, Earrings - $4.80 at Forever 21, Clutch - $34 at Payless, Lela Rose Shoes - $21.99 at Payless

Outfit #3 - Retro Chic

An retro chic look with a twist. It starts with a simple pencil skirt and ruffled top. I added a blingy cocktail ring and ruffled clutch for interest, and finished it off with some amazing pink suede heels! Who says classic has to be boring? Throw in some opaque black or patterned tights if you live somewhere cold and you're good to go.

Outfit for a holiday party

Product Information: Clutch - $53 at Dorothy Perkins, Ring - $4.80 at Forever 21, Top - $16 at TopShop, Pencil skirt - $19.80 at Forever 21, Shoes - $69.99 at Bakers

Outfit #4 - Winter Wonderland

Even if you live in California, you can get the winter wonderland feeling with this outfit. A simple blue dress is transformed by sparkling accessories in wintery silvers and blues. The Abaete for Payless clutch is pretty without being too girly, the earrings look like snowflakes, and how gorgeous are those silver heels?

What to wear to a holiday party

Product Information: Shoes - $120 at TopShop (okay, probably too expensive but I couldn't resist!), Headband - $12.99 at J. Crew, Dress - $80 at Topshop, Earrings - $6 at Wet Seal, Abaete Clutch - $34 at Payless

What would you wear?

You've seen my ideas for holiday party outfits - now I want to hear yours!

What do you usually wear to holiday parties? What are you planning to wear this year? I want to see all of your party outfit ideas. Answer by leaving a comment or making a Polyvore set of what you would wear. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!