6 Ways To Wear Jeans This Holiday Season


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It seems almost as though now, more than ever, we’re inundated with outfit inspiration thanks to the holiday season cue-up. You’ve probably seen multiple roundups of Christmas party dresses, lists of the “top [insert number here] tops for chilly weather” and more boot resources than you could ever know what to do with! It’s all so inspiring, but also a tad overwhelming when faced with so many options. What do you try first? How can you get the most bang for your buck in the midst of possibly the most budget-conscious time of year?

To help you weed through the multitude of style guides this season, we’re taking things back to basics, and showing how you can’t go wrong with a look as simple as a great pair of skinny jeans and a striped top. This season, we teamed up with one of our favorite denim brands, Lucky Brand, to share six ways to reinvent this style staple as we ease into chilly weather across the nation—and the world!


We love the ease, comfort, quality and style from Lucky Brand jeans, and this season, the Bridgette Skinny jean is our go-to style. We are big fans of high-waisted denim and the distressed and fringe denim trend that’s so “in” right now. This pair combines the two in a way that is still chic, put together and classic, so they are wearable for seasons to come! We also love how the wash of the denim looks great whether you are wearing them dressed up or down—which is exactly what we look for when we purchase a pair of jeans. The Bridgette Skinny jean is the perfect wardrobe staple to build any holiday outfit around.

Look One: Keep the look simple with your favorite comfortable striped top. Wear some simple black flats or comfortable heels and your favorite clutch! We love this one as well!



Look Two: Add a blanket scarf such as this one, for an extra layer to keep you feeling toasty as you wander antique stores downtown or cuddle up on the stands at the local high school football game. And don’t forget to have fun mixing and matching prints! Plaid is really just a slight play on that classic striped pattern, so there’s no need to hesitate when considering pairing the bold layered print with your favorite linear long-sleeved tee. The plaid really pops against the high-waisted denim texture of the jeans, making the entire look feel layered and luxurious.



Look Three: When you’re in need of a more casual outfit for on-the-go activity, try dressing your jeans down for an easy look this holiday shopping season! Simple white sneakers and a big faux fur vest make your gift hunt a comfortable cinch this month. We’re a fan of Lucky Brand’s chic and durable totes—perfect for holiday shopping!



“I love the fit of these Lucky Brand jeans. I was a little nervous about wearing a higher waist, but I am thrilled with the way they fit, and they have become a staple since I got them.” -Caitlin Kruse


Look Four: Heading out to dinner with friends? Heeled booties (alternative version here) and an embellished sweater dress up your everyday jeans, easily taking them from day to night. The best news of all is that a great pair of worn-in Lucky Brand jeans means that you won’t be squirming in discomfort post-meal. You’ll look and feel fabulous all evening long!



Look Five: In case you’re looking to really nail the trends this fall, try out one of the season’s most popular looks: a lace-up shirt with a pair of heels and a hat. We love this felt hat from Lucky Brand. This edgy combination of textiles and silhouettes is bound to boost your confidence ten-fold, and you’ll be turning heads with your strut through the leaves. These jeans are made (right here in America!) to feel comfortable while running, jumping, dancing and more, so let loose and have fun!


Look Six: Finally, use a favorite faux fur vest, such as this one, to dress up your striped tee, and add pointy mules or flats like these cute lace-up ones! Slip-on shoes make last-minute outings easy to say “yes” to, meaning that you won’t miss out on a single spontaneous moment. Whether you’re out and about shopping, heading to a Christmas party or finishing up errands, this classic pairing will keep you looking pulled together and have you out the door in a flash—the perfect combination for the wild holiday season ahead!

Make sure to check out Lucky Brand’s Cyber Monday Sale: 50% off the site, 40% off shoes, extra 60% off sale styles


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Author: Caitlin Kruse