Sunday, December 2, 2018

Affordable Holiday Outfit Ideas



 


Happy Holidays everyone!  Hard to believe that it is already December and Christmas will be here before we know it.  This time of year, we all have holiday functions to attend, from office parties to church on Christmas Eve.  It can get expensive to buy a new outfit to wear to all of the different events going on this month.  I have teamed up with Cato Fashions to bring you some cute and affordable holiday outfit ideas to wear to your December events.

It is no secret that I love a good ruffle sleeve, so when I saw this sweater dress with the double ruffle sleeve, I knew I had to have it.  I chose the dark green dress to wear for Christmas events, but it also comes in a pretty grey that would be great to wear anytime.  I love the length of this dress, as it hits above the knees but is not too short.  The sweater knit is soft, comfortable and not too thick.  I find that it runs true to size and it is really affordable at only $34.  Cato has some other cute ruffle sleeve dresses here and here.

I chose to pair my dress with a festive plaid infinity scarf.  Sometimes scarves are too bulky and hot for me to wear, but this one is thin and comfortable to wear.   My exact one is not on line, but you can find the same style in a similar pattern here.  Cato has several other cute scarves that would be great for the holidays here, here & here.  You could also pair these scarves with a basic sweater or cardigan for a casual, everyday look.  These scarves are all priced under $12 and are an easy and affordable way to add a little something extra to your outfit.




There are several shoe options you could wear with this dress.  I opted for some brown ankle booties  for a more casual look.  I love that the buckles give them a little bit of edge and the thicker heel makes them comfortable.  You can't be the $32 price either!   If you wanted to dress up your look a bit, you could opt for these faux suede pumps or these over the knee boots.

I finished off my look with a few accessories from Cato.  I opted for some simple gold hoops since I was going for a more casual look.  You could easily dress up your outfit by adding some earrings with a little bling like these or these.   I picked a beaded bracelet set that is versatile enough to be worn all year round.  Just like the earrings, you could chose a bracelet with more bling if you wanted to dress up the outfit.  This stone stretch bracelet and this thicker stretch bracelet are both good options.  Most of the accessory options at Cato are priced under $10, so you can easily add a few statement accessories without breaking the bank.

I hope this post has been a good reminder that you don't have to spend lots of money to look cute and stylish for your holiday festivities!  Be sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more holiday outfit inspiration in the days to come.  Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season.  Thank you as always for reading Smart Southern Style!

Thank you to Cato for sponsoring this post.  All ideas, opinions and photographs are my own.  

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