Dressing kids for holiday gatherings, both casual and formal, can really dampen the excitement and spirit of the holidays. The last thing we want is our child to feel uncomfortable in their party attire; festive fashion should be no-fuss! Below are our top choices for boys and girls holiday outfits that will make you sing joy to the world.
Separates are a great fashion middle ground when it comes to dressing up your little girl. A soft top or sweater paired with a sequined or jeweled skirt (or a tutu if you have a toddler) and tights or leggings is much more comfortable then a poofy dress. Sparkling embellishments add festive and feminine detail. Slip her into some booties or ballet flats and she’ll be ready to go. For extra holiday oomph, add a glittering headband or hair bow or a trendy fur vest.
When it comes to dressing your little man, the key is keeping him comfortable but also making sure he still looks dapper (and adorable, too!). An easy compromise is a soft sweater vest. Layer a vest (solid or argyle) with a button down shirt; mixing patterns is festive and also stylish. If it’s chilly, a knit sweater over a button down is perfect. Pair his vest or sweater with some solid pants (we like chinos, neutral or colored) and a cute pair of desert boots.
Keeping it Casual
If the event you’re headed to or hosting is more casual, holiday-themed screen tees are super cute. Or, think cozy but chic loungewear – shearling boots, snuggly socks, warm sweaters, joggers, and detailed or patterned leggings are all comfy options that are still guest-appropriate. In the end, just a relaxed pair of jeans topped with a winter sweater or flannel is a perfect casual outfit for any boy or girl.
The best-dressed children make family photos even sweeter, so don’t forget to take pictures of your festive and fashionable clan!