Southern Belle in Training

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December 11, 2015

Holiday Party Outfit: Styling Dress Shorts for Winter.

Sweater: Vestique {from last year, similar here!} // Shorts: Forever 21 // Vest: American Eagle Outfitters {mine is an older style, this one is similar} // Tights: Talbots // Shoes: TJ Maxx {almost identical here!} // Belt: Talbots // Necklace: c/o Maverick Hill // Lips: Mally Lipstick in BFF Pink {similar shade

     Instead of doing the ever-popular blogger gift guides on my blog this holiday season, I decided instead to do some fun themed holiday party outfit posts for the next couple of weeks! Hopefully these outfits will provide you with some inspiration for all types of holiday parties: family gatherings, office (or business casual college holiday) parties, formal events, and of course New Years' Eve! This is such a fun time of the year to have events to dress up for, and holiday style is truly unique and should be taken advantage of before the season passes! 

     This is the outfit that I wore on Thanksgiving (which as I shared in my last few posts, I spent this year in Pennsylvania with one of my besties and her family!). Something exciting about the Thanksgiving meal is that it's like the official kick-off for holiday party season! I know that my re-styled outfits are usually some of my most popular blog posts, so I'm excited to let y'all know that I created this outfit using all pieces that I already had (and that have all actually been on my blog before in different outfit posts!). You certainly don't have to break the bank to achieve a chic holiday-ready look.

     I love wearing my black dress shorts in the spring and autumn months when paired with cute tops for going out, but now I'm loving them just as much for the holidays and winter when paired with tights and booties! I decided that black and grey tones would be the central colors for this outfit, and my statement necklace was able to pull in both of these colors, as well as add a touch of sparkle!

     I think that this outfit would be perfect for any family gatherings during this season: Thanksgving, Christmas Eve, or even a casual family NYE party! If your office has a more casual dress code then this could also be great office party attire. Last year my sorority had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner and "mocktail" party, and this could have also been the perfect outfit to wear to a college event like that.

     What types of holiday party outfits would you like to see in the coming weeks on Southern Belle in Training?

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. This is such a cute look! I love the touch of the fur vest! For my holiday parties, I usually just wear a LBD and a statement necklace. You can never go wrong with a LBD.
    Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  2. This look is something I would definitely wear during the holidays.
    You always look so pretty, A.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. You did great at making this outfit look so classy, I love it!


  4. This outfit is so cute! Wouldn't even think about wearing dress shorts in the winter months!

    Lauren | The Arizona Prepster

  5. Love this classic but edgy outfit! I used to have a faux fur vest like that one (it was really old) -- I'm going to need a new one!

    x Sarah

  6. What a fun holiday outfit?! I could totally see this NYE too - can't wait to see more of your holiday looks!

    Pick Your Beau

  7. So cute! I'm excited to see your holiday outfit posts :) I love this look and that cute pup!

  8. This looks is gorgeous, and you are stunning.

  9. Dress shorts are my favorite, but I can never seem to make them look as cute as this!


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