12 Adorable Holiday Outfits That Won’t Break the Bank

Look stylish this holiday season… without spending a ton!

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This post will show you 12 affordable holiday outfits that you can wear all season long.

12 adorable holiday outfit ideas

The holiday season is in full swing, which means fun activities, gatherings, and events… and also means you’ll need plenty of adorable holiday outfits to wear!

If you’re lacking holiday outfit inspo and if you don’t want to break the bank (because, let’s face it, shopping for gifts for your friends and family can get pretty pricey), have no fear. I’ve come up with 12 adorable and affordable holiday outfit ideas, all of which feature items that are currently under $100. You won’t need to spend a fortune to look stylish this holiday season!

I’ve got you covered with outfit ideas for holiday parties, Christmas tree-picking, and everything else in between. So, read on for 12 adorable, budget-friendly holiday outfits to start wearing right now and get the festive feels going!

Related reading: 25 Cute Christmas Outfit Ideas to Make You Sparkle This Season

Night Out Holiday Outfit

Holiday Night Out Outfit

Products: Pants, Top, Earrings, Bag, Heels

Whether you’re headed to a holiday party, celebrating the merry season out on the town with your friends, or having a holiday date night, this outfit is sure to turn heads.

Make a statement in some green satin wide-leg pants — their satin fabrication gives them a luxe look that is perfect for nighttime wear.

Wear them with a white strapless bustier top like this mesh option which contrasts perfectly with the silky pants. To let the pants flow as you walk, you’ll want to opt for some platform heels, and these silver ones have a festive feel thanks to their metallic look.

Complete the ensemble with matching silver accessories like a shiny bag and dangling bow-shaped rhinestone earrings, which remind me of presents!

Cute Holiday Outfit

Cute Holiday Outfit

Products: Skirt, Top, Earrings, Ankle Boots

Nothing says the holidays quite like plaid, especially red and white plaid. This adorable red and white plaid mini skirt will look so cute during the Christmas season — plus, you can always wear it with tights if it’s chilly out.

Style the skirt with a ribbed white sweater top with a flattering sweetheart neckline and some matching white ankle booties with a pointed toe.

For a final festive touch, go for some fun ornament statement earrings, which add extra holiday cheer to the look.

Stylish Holiday Outfit

During the wintertime, faux leather pants are one of the best ways to keep warm but look stylish. Give some black vegan leather straight-leg pants a holiday vibe by pairing them with a slouchy burgundy off-the-shoulder sweater. The soft material of the knit top helps to offset the edgier pants, making for a fashion-forward combination.

Accessorize with a gold layered chain necklace and gold earrings, plus some black faux suede ankle boots.

Preppy Holiday Outfit

For a preppy, classic holiday vibe, try a tweed mini dress and some loafers.

This darling green tweed shift mini dress can be worn on its own or layered over a long-sleeve top, like this black lightweight turtleneck (which is a wardrobe essential).

Chunky loafers have been a major trend this season, and they complement this outfit perfectly. Opt for a pair with lug soles and a gold chain detail for a modern, trendy look.

Add in some girly accessories like a black metallic puffy headband and a pearl and rhinestone pendant necklace to dress up the ensemble.

Trendy Holiday Outfit

Go for a trendy look this holiday season by wearing a sleek faux leather blazer over a bold red corset sweater tank top.

This fitted knit top features a stylish square neckline and is made from a body contour sweater fabric to give you an extra-smooth look. Balance it with some black wide-leg tailored pants and black heeled ankle boots for a polished appearance.

Be sure to accessorize with some metal jewelry; I love the way this gold vintage-inspired pendant necklace looks with the corset top.

Christmas Tree-Picking Outfit

Christmas Tree Picking Outfit

Products: Coat, Sweater, Jeans, Hat, Boots

If you’re picking out a Christmas tree, going ice skating, or doing other outdoor holiday activities, you’ll want to keep warm while looking cute.

My top pick? A printed sweater! This fair isle cable-knit turtleneck sweater is festive (without looking corny), and it pairs perfectly with straight-leg jeans.

Ankle-length jeans will work especially well with some lace-up hiker boots, which are the ideal shoe for being outdoors during the winter, especially when they feature a faux shearling tongue and lug soles.

As for your outerwear, bundle up with a puffer jacket or opt for a polished double-breasted coat in a neutral color to bring the ensemble together — but don’t forget to add a pop of color with a red knit beanie hat with a faux fur pom pom.

Festive Holiday Party Outfit #1

Festive Holiday Party Outfit 1

Products: Dress, Earrings, Tights, Heels

Holiday party season is here, and nothing is quite as festive as a velvet dress, especially in a rich wine-red hue. This luxe fabric is thicker than most, making it ideal for this time of the year.

This beautiful dress features a one-shoulder design with a tulip-style mini skirt and a peekaboo panel of black lace at the side for a flirty finish. (You can’t see it in the photo above, but you’ll definitely want to check it out!)

Though you can totally wear the dress on its own, a pair of semi-sheer tights with a pin-dot pattern make for a stylish, unexpected touch — and add a lot more interest than basic opaque tights.

Since this is a party look, rock some sky-high ankle-strap platform pumps and some sparkly fringe drop earrings with pearl accents that will make you shine.

Festive Holiday Party Outfit #2

Festive Holiday Party Outfit

Products: Dress, Earrings, Bag, Heels

Since this season is filled with so many holiday parties, here’s another affordable holiday outfit for a party.

You’ll be on Santa’s best-dressed list in this chic green blazer mini dress which features a front cut-out and wraparound tie-back detail. Its shade of green feels super seasonal, and the cut-out adds a modern, sexy touch.

Glam it up with some black satin pointy-toe heels with rhinestone double-bow details and an embellished ankle strap.

Since the heels feature silver detailing, accessorize with an eye-catching metallic silver shoulder bag and some sparkly crystal drop earrings.

Sweater Dress Holiday Outfit

There’s really no better season to wear a sweater dress than during the holiday season, and I found the cutest one!

This burgundy cable knit sweater dress with a turtleneck and ribbed hem looks ultra-cozy — it’s basically like wearing a super oversized sweater, but much more flattering.

Over-the-knee boots work really well with the proportions of the dress (and also help to keep your legs warm). Keep accessories simple yet statement-making: some gold twisted hoop earrings and a black patent leather baguette bag with gold chain detail finish the look.

Casual Holiday Outfit

Casual Holiday Outfit

Products: Jacket, Jeans, Hat, Boots

You don’t always need to dress up during the holidays, but of course, you’ll still want to look cute and cozy regardless of your plans.

This casual outfit idea features a warm and fuzzy oversized teddy shacket, which is right on-trend for the winter. Style the shacket with some straight-leg jeans and hiker boots — this pair has a faux fur tongue for a fashionable (and extra-cozy) feel, along with trendy lug soles and a lace-up design.

An eye-catching hat can add so much to your cold weather outfits, and this knit beanie hat with a festive sweater print and faux fur pom pom pulls the ensemble together in an adorable way.

Red Dress Holiday Outfit

Red Dress Holiday Outfit

Products: Dress, Boots, Hair Bow, Necklace, Bag

If you’ll be celebrating the holidays, wearing a red dress is a no-brainer! This red long-sleeve mini dress with a corset bodice is a super cute option that can be dressed up or worn casually.

For a dressier look, pair it with black knee-high heeled boots and an eye-catching hair accessory like a hair bow barrette with sparkly rhinestone detailing.

Keep the glam, girly aesthetic with a black mini top handle bag featuring a rhinestone bow, and accessorize this affordable holiday outfit with dainty silver jewelry like this delicate chain necklace dotted with tiny stars.

Christmas Morning Outfit

Even if you’re just hanging out for the holidays, be it opening gifts on Christmas morning or lounging around watching movies, you should still get into the holiday spirit with some festive pajamas.

I adore these flannel jogger pajama pants with a red and white fair isle print paired with a matching red thermal long-sleeve top (these come in a bunch of other colors and prints, which you can check out, too).

Keep warm and cozy in some suede faux shearling slippers, Uggs, or fuzzy socks — whatever floats your boat.

For a final festive touch, wear a faux shearling reindeer scrunchie in your hair.

What do you think of these affordable holiday outfit ideas?

Would you wear these outfits? Which look is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!

7 thoughts on “12 Adorable Holiday Outfits That Won’t Break the Bank”

  1. @Liz– I had a splint on my arm last new years (SUPER unflattering, in all respects) and what I ended up doing was using Modge Podge and glitter, and I made it the most fabulous splint in the world. So maybe you could do that with your cast? Oooh, or you could add some festive ribbon to it! Of course, these are not options for the faint of heart, so I’d probably steer clear if you are weary of the extra attention (or, if you want to avoid explaining your injury story many times that night). Good luck!

  2. I wish you had picked some dresses that are longer! I have super long legs and a large bust so as a result most of those dresses would be uncomfortably short for me 🙁

  3. I like the black velvet Land’s End one, but I don’t think it would be as wearable after the holidays as some of the other more generic “party” dresses. I would choose any of the prints except the cream polka dot one, and pair it with some warm black tights/leggings, maybe some festive knee socks, and a coordinating cardigan or scarf.


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