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How to Get Away With Wearing Jeans to Every Holiday Function

LBDs are standard fare as far as holiday dressing goes. But if you’re not digging the idea of getting gussied up this holiday season, we have good news: You can totally rock jeans — be it a pair of trendy cropped flares or classic skinny jeans — at all of your upcoming holiday parties. All it requires is a bit of clever styling and a few festive extras — just take it from the 11 Instababes below.


1. A Diva-Approved Blouse: Balance out the casual feel of blue jeans with a shimmery, statement-making blouse that exudes holiday cheer. For even more polish, opt for a pair of trouser jeans and chic metallic steppers.

2. All-White Everything: Deck the halls, but make it fashion with an all-white ensemble that is anything but a faux pas. Skip the skinnies in favor of a cropped cut to show off glam party-ready pumps.

3. Kimono Cool: Go from Netflix and chill to life of the party in a snap by tossing an elegant wrap kimono on top of a tried-and-true tee-and-jeans combo. Bonus points for festive plaid heels and punchy red lips. (Photo via @grasiemercedes)

4. All That Glitters: Nothing says, “Happy Holidays,” quite like a sequin-studded coat. The ultimate throw-on-and-go party piece, it’ll jazz up sneaks and destroyed denim, no problem.

5. Red Hot: Pull out all the stops without betraying your laid-back style with fiery metallic jeans and a simple tee for your BFF’s annual holiday fête. Style them up with a faux fur jacket and sneaks for the perfect blend of downtown cool and uptown glamour.

6. Off-the-Shoulder Elegance: Be it the annual office party or dinner with the ‘rents, black skinny jeans and an elegant off-the-shoulder sweater are always a good choice. Just add statement earrings and a messy low bun FTW.

7. ‘Tis the Tee-son: We like to think this jazzy jean getup is way more conducive to rockin’ around the Christmas tree (and noshing on endless holiday treats) than your average LBD.

9. Dress-Over-Pants: A foolproof way to pull off jeans at any festive function is embracing the dress-over-pants trend. Equal parts fancy and fuss-free, it’s a surefire way to nail the dress code and score a few extra style points for creativity.

10. Cozy Chic: While sweats are certainly a hygge must-have, they probably won’t fly for a sophisticated holiday soirée. But never fear! You can still embrace your inner cozy girl getting it on the dance floor by teaming an oversized sweater with glitter heels and a bold sequin fanny pack.

11. Sophisticated Silver: Forget ugly holiday sweaters — add sass to your lineup of celebratory essentials by snagging a plunging velvet tank that will look DDG with high-waisted skinny jeans, block heels, and moody lipstick.

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Libby MacCarthy
Libby MacCarthy is an urban planner turned writer with a love (bordering on unhealthy obsession) of all things fashion and beauty related. She lives for perfectly brewed coffee, farmer's markets, dinner parties and perusing impeccably designed boutiques. When she's not on the hunt for the latest trends, you'll likely find her plotting her next adventure or nose deep in a book. Libby currently splits her time between the East Coast and her adopted home of France. Follow her daily adventures on Instagram.

Ahhh, fall. There are so many things to love about this time of year (give us ALL the sweaters and pumpkin-flavored eats). But, high on the list comes autumn decor candles, throws, textiles — you name it. Of course, buying items and actually adding them to your room are two different things. So we're turning to Instagram for the best styling advice and inspo for the season. Scroll on to see everything you need to get those wheels turning!

@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

@farmsteadonfirst: That guest bedroom you weren't sure what to do with it? Transform it into a rustic retreat with some fall signage and mustard-yellow and green accents.

@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

@ohmydearblog: Contrary to what you think, florals *aren't* just for spring. Bring them into your abode by selecting buds in moody tones to pay homage to the season.

@simply.mrs.z: Drawn to modern style? Play up the Halloween vibes by picking black, orange and brass accents to rock on places like your bookshelf. (Bonus points for carrying the theme over to your textiles.)

@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

@kristenforgione: For a more festive Halloween look, overhaul your living space with a spooky handmade addition like this one. *Googles paper bat DIYs.*