A skirt and a dressy/festive top is a great option if you don’t want to invest in a cocktail dress OR if your event is “holiday chic” or has a really vague descriptor for attire -ha! I particularly like this look if your event is right after work, just wear a blazer over it during the day.
I also like that this combination is budget friendly. If you have black pumps and a skirt, you can just pair it with a festive top. If you buy a new top, you can wear it again with pants or black skinny jeans for other events during the year, maybe even New Years!
I liked that this top had a little bit of sparkle, it made it feel more holiday! If you have a sequin top or a silk blouse, try tucking it into your skirt. I’m always an advocate for giving yourself a nice waistline, plus your outfit will look more tailored. And, if you don’t have a top with sparkle, you can always add your own sparkle with some jewelry.
Here are a few of my favorite festive tops. I would tuck all of the tops into my skirt that aren’t a peplum style. I’m pretty serious about that waistline -ha!