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Holiday Party Outfit Ideas That Are *Actually* Festive Without Being Cringe

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Every year, it’s the same thing—I daydream about some magical holiday party outfit I made up in my head only to search online for countless hours and find that it doesn’t *actually* exist. Or worse…it’ll cost half my paycheck to own. So, when I eventually go to google for holiday party outfit ideas I can actually afford, I tend to get depressed and just settle on my trusty LBD because buying a slip dress covered in silver to wear for a single night is just not it. Even the girl math isn’t mathing.

So, if you’re like me and don’t want to buy a whole new outfit for all your 2023 holiday party invites, embrace the power of a good accessory to take your look from a normal night out to festive AF (for less than $50 might I add).

The Elevated LBD

Whether you’re trying to not get too drunk in front of your boss or impress your in laws, any LBD can be holiday party ready with a fun pair of tights and a pair of statement earrings.

HUE womens Fashion Tights
 $18.50

Falling Stars Earring
 $19

Chandelier Dangle Drop Earrings
 $8.99 (was $9.99)

Casual But Festive AF

If you want to go the more casual route, you can always add a pair of red socks (or tights) to your fave loafers, throw on a sweater, and grab a holiday-ish accessory to be comfy without looking like a scrooge.

Soft Cuff Short Socks with Glitter
 $6

CYHTWSDJ Shoulder Bags
 $16.98 (was $24.99)

Women's 50D Opaque Tights - A New Day
 $9

Leather Evening Envelope Clutch
 $11.99

It’s Me, Hi. I’m The Present

Since bows are majorly trending anyway this year, when in doubt add a ribbon or celebratory bow.  

Ribbon Bow Hair Clips 2pc
 $8

Beaded Bow Necklace
 $15

Satin Rosette Hair Bow Barrette
 $14

If The Shoe Fits…

Instead of investing in an entire ensemble, find a fun pair shoes to make any ‘fit perfect for festivities.

Women's Shandra Ankle Boots - A New Day™ Silver
 $39.99

VETASTE Women's High Heel Crystal Slingback Pumps
 $38.39 (was $59.99)

Women's Juliette Bow Ballet Flats - A New Day
 $30

Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin
Abbey Westlin is a self-proclaimed iced coffee enthusiast, practitioner of beauty, and fashion connoisseur. By day, she makes a living by creating Fashion and Lifestyle content for Betches Media. By night, she enjoys cooking intricate meals, sipping a glass (or four) of rosé, and keeping up with the news. Follow her on Instagram @abbey_westlin.