Holiday parties are in full swing, which is great because who among us doesn’t want an excuse to both eat and drink more than we should? The only problem is that when you go to a party, it usually means that you have to change out of your lounge clothes, wash your hair, put on makeup, and chat with people who know everything about you… except that you swear you’ve never met them before. Maybe it’s a small price to pay for unlimited quantities of Chardonnay, but still, going to a party takes work. Because, you know, unlike Beyonce, we most certainly did not wake up like this.
But, you know what? We’ve got some news for you. Though we can’t save you from room temperature artichoke dip or that person whose name always escapes you (Mary? Angela?), we can help you with the wardrobe department. Because, let’s face it, once you’ve got the outfit figured out, the rest of it (the hair, the makeup, the unpleasant tweezing of chin hairs) doesn’t seem so bad after all.
So, without further ado, ladies, how to get away with wearing leggings to a holiday party:
Option 1: Sleek Cheeks Leggings + Tunic + Booties + Statement Necklace
This is one of our go to outfits because it’s so, so, so easy (seriously, did we mention how easy it is?). Getting dressed takes approximately 2.5 seconds -- and the best part? No shaving of legs required. Oh, thank you, Santa, Christmas miracles do come true!
Completing this outfit is really simple because everything you need is right in your closet. Sleek Cheeks Leggings? Check. (If not, click here to purchase!) Bright colored tunic? Check. Booties? Check and check. And, last but not least, a statement necklace? Oh, who are we kidding, you probably have about a hundred.
This look is quick, painless, and most importantly, it’s comfortable. While everyone around you is breaking out in hives because of their wool sweaters and sneaking into the corner in an attempt to quickly hike up their tights that have fallen to their ankles, you’ll be basking away in your insanely comfy outfit of choice. Plus, did we mention that our Sleek Cheeks leggings will keep your tummy in check while you hit up the buffet for a third time and pound that wine like Jesus is about to turn it back into water? Yeah, they’re pretty much the greatest.
Option 2: Booty Patootie Bootcut + Long Sleeve Top + Puffy Vest + Plaid Scarf
Because not all holiday parties require you to dress up, we wanted to give you a casual option that didn’t involve jeans. Because, well, we don’t know if you’ve noticed this, but they don’t give a whole lot of give -- and let’s be honest, having room to breathe (and grow!) is pretty important when you’re in a competition with yourself to see just how many sugar cookies one can eat before exploding.
This outfit is great because it’s comfortable and casual, but it’s not too casual. Anyone can put on a pair of slacks and an old Christmas sweater and call it a day, but you, my dear, will be wearing an outfit. You’ll be winter chic amongst a sea of Nora Kranks...
because, girl, you are fabulous.
Option 3: Sleek Cheeks Leggings + Sparkly Top + Heels
If you’re headed to a dressy holiday party, prepare yourself for the best news ever: you don’t have to wear a skirt. It’s 2015. If women can wear the pants in the relationship, then we can certainly wear pants to a party if we so choose. Besides, it’s too cold for bare legs -- and we haven’t seen our razor in months. So, pants it is.
To make this outfit work, we suggest pairing our Sleek Cheeks Leggings with a longish sparkly (or just a fun patterned) top and some fabulous heels. When rocking this outfit, we love a sleek high pony with a red lip or a dramatic sock bun with a cat eye. Add some bangles to those wrists and a sultry color to your nails (don’t forget about the toes!) and you are good to go.
Comfy never looked so good.