the anti-ugly sweater

11:35 AM

The holiday season is full of parties - company parties where you try to watch how much you drink, family parties where you try to discreetly indulge in many drinks, and raging parties with friends where the whole point of the shindig is to over-drink. 

While the holidays are not about drinking at all, festivities and parties are all over the place, and every single one of them requires a different type of attire. Recently, I ran into a party ensemble situation that many run into these days: what on earth am I supposed to wear? The party had no theme, and it also had no dress code. You couldn't tell by the type of people holding the event or other known attendees to predict if it was supposed to be a formal event or something super casual. This was my solution:

This look, to me, can be pulled off at both a casual and formal event. Its a dress with a plaid top layered over (so if you've run into something more formal than you thought, you can shed the button-down) paired with some over the knee socks and riding boots. 

The formal vs. casual elements of this look can be altered and adjusted once you get to your event, so no matter what, you're sticking out of the crowd in a good way! 

Top: Thrifted
Dress & Boots: Forever21
Socks: H&M
Earrings: Forever21

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