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3 Outfit Ideas for Your Holiday Party

what to wear: holiday partiesThere’s no time like the holidays to make you realize how large your social circle truly is. From friends and coworkers to family and in-laws, invitations are steadily streaming in for upcoming dinners, gatherings, trips and parties.  Once you RSVP and select the perfect gift for the hostess (we can help you here), it’s time to plan your outfit. Although winter weather can limit your wardrobe options, you shouldn’t feel less fabulous than you would for a summer party. If you have a strict no-outfit-repeating rule for each of your holiday parties (which we definitely understand), we’re here to help. Whether you have just one holiday party or several, we have a bag (and outfit idea) for all of your holiday occasions.

what to wear: family dinnerWhether it’s your annual holiday family dinner or Friendsgiving with your family away from home, this tends to be a more casual event. We recommend wearing your favorite cozy-but-cute sweater dress. With some over-the-knee boots and simple jewelry, you’ll look put-together, but feel super comfortable if you go overboard on sweet potato casserole (no judgment). A small crossbody like our Carson Mini Hobo Bag is the perfect size to fit your essentials for an evening out while keeping your hands free to hold that toasty apple cider.

Pro tip: Use the interior-charging pocket to stash your portable charger so your phone won’t drain if the party runs over.

what to wear: office partyWe don’t know about you, but the office holiday party is one of our favorite events of the year! Getting to enjoy the company of your coworkers outside of the office over a few drinks is always a good time. Since you’ll likely spend a few hours mingling, it’s a good idea to wear something comfortable. A burgundy sweater and leather leggings are equally festive and comfortable, while loafers are practical for being on your feet. A wristlet is an excellent option for events like these — all you really need on hand is your phone, lipstick and ID.

Pro tip: Ditch the wallet and use the Iconic RFID Wristlet’s six card slips and interior zippered pockets to organize your cards, cash and ID for the evening.

what to wear: new year's eve

New Year’s Eve is always the perfect excuse to get dressed up with your friends. It’s the one day of the year that you can never be too fancy, so break out your favorite heels and that statement necklace you’ve been dying to wear. Combine two of this year’s top trends — lace and bell sleeves — for a classy-meets-sassy look that’s sure to turn heads. Our favorite bag for big events like New Year’s Eve is the RFID All in One Crossbody. Scoring a spot in O, The Oprah Magazine’s list of Favorite Things 2017, this style can be used as a crossbody, wristlet or wallet and has a pocket just for your phone.

Pro tip: Styles with RFID protection like our All in One Crossbody ensure your personal information stays safe while in big crowds.

Wondering which bag is best for your upcoming event? Comment below and we’ll share our recommendations!

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