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Holiday Dress Guide: Light vs. Dark

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to dive into prep for the holiday season that’s starting now. One of the most fun & most stressful parts of the coming month is figuring out what to wear to all of the various events! I mean, it’s always pretty fun having real excuses to need to ‘party-wear’, but every little thing adds up and even the fun thing’s can get overwhelming quickly!

I know some people tend to stick to their light & bright color theme, while others tick to a darker tone.(black can hide anything…) Me, I can never make up my mind about anything so it’s an absolute mystery what outfit mood I’ll be in every single morning. My poor closet has to be ready for anything! Those of you who do stick with a certain ‘aesthetic’, I’m totally jealous of how pretty & together your whole life must be. LOL.

That’s why for this Holiday Dress Guide I’ve put together a light & a dark look so there will be something for everyone!

Or maybe I’m just really excited for Star Wars and letting that bleed over into my entire life. nbd. 

Light.

This first outfit is so lovely because it can walk both sides of the line for day & night. Sweater dresses are one of my favorite pieces because they can be so versatile! Toss on a pea-coat over it and you have a perfect party look. And since I always need a splash of color, millennial pink is a great option to keep it light & on-trend.

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Dark.

Going dark is classic, & all about making a statement. Plus a lot of us either already have a little black dress, or need a new one! It’s a closet must-have. Then you can accessorize it up.

Red is such a powerful color and I prefer just a little bit of it to keep it chic. Even if it’s not really your color, December is the month it can be for ANYONE. Also, you’d be amazed how often having a nice statement coat will come in handy. Faux-fur is my preferred choice to keep me warm in the Winter.

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So are you a light or a dark kind of person? Or are you a mystery dresser like me?

Let me know in the comments & tell me which is your favorite look!!

~Alison

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23 Comments

  1. candy wrote:

    Where I am at right now it is 17 below zero. Do like your style and the fur jackets.

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  2. Felly Bee wrote:

    Loving that red bag!!! You are rocking those looks <3

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  3. Gorgeous outfits! Love that coat!

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  4. Meli wrote:

    These are such gorgeous outfits! I love the silver bag and that fur coat! You did a great job girl!

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  5. Kayla wrote:

    I love the white sweater dress! It looks so cozy!! I also love the pink scarf with it. So cute!!

    xo Kayla
    http://www.aclassicambition.com

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  6. Meagen wrote:

    Too cute! I love the dark vs. light idea – thanks for sharing!

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  7. danielle wrote:

    I am clearly a dark dress girl for sure! Love this guide.

    danielle

    momwifefoodie.com

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  8. Olivia wrote:

    Great tips! I love these looks

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  9. lauren wrote:

    Perfect fall looks! Loving the white sweater dress!

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  10. Becca wrote:

    LOOOOVE both of these coats so, so much! I’m going to Canada for Christmas so definitely on the hunt for some warm coats – they don’t get much use here in Aus!

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  11. Emily wrote:

    Love the coats that you’ve paired with the dresses. Sometimes the hardest thing to find is a dress that keeps you warm and looks good!

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  12. I loooove that you suggested more than the little black dress. I love branching out and being a little different when it comes to parties.

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  13. We are loving this faux fur jacket. Your style is so gorgeous doll!

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  14. Both very pretty dresses. I love the black!

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  15. The first dress is my favorite! It seriously looks so cozy!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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  16. Angelle wrote:

    Gorgeous!! Both options look amazing on you.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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  17. Jessica wrote:

    Love both of these holiday looks! Love the layers!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  18. Ruth wrote:

    I really like using darker and lighter colors, sometimes mixed for fall and winter! I love your fuzzy sweater dress!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  20. Both great looks. I have 2 sweater dresses and they just do not date. Good investment pieces.

    http://www.muttonstyle.com

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  21. Oh wow! I love both looks! That sweater dress is magnificent. But then the black dress with red and that amazing fur coat is totally spectacular, too! I am like you as well. I am a mood dresser and you never know what I am going to be feeling until I get dressed! Thanks so much for sharing both fabulous looks at #SpreadTheKindness!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  22. Lovely outfits! I love the combo of grey and pink and your coat with your black outfit looks so furry and warm, love it!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  23. Crushing over this fur coat, such a fashionista you are!
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/flare-pants-mesh-top/

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