With holiday parties happening all December long, you may be wondering what’s appropriate to wear. Here is a guide to help you choose what is best for each style of event you have. Red and green are definitely not required for a great holiday look!

Family Time

Family gatherings are usually pretty casual, so for a get together with relatives, try a cosy, winter-warm sweater. It will give you flexibility to sit on the floor and open presents with the kids but still look nice at the dinner table. Extra points for anything turtleneck or plaid, which are both trending this season.

Extra points for a turtleneck.

Extra points for a turtleneck.

This sweater is trendy and warm.

This sweater is trendy and warm.

Out On The Town With Friends

Chances are you’ll be heading out for champagne on New Year’s Eve or for pre-holiday drinks and dinner. You may be bar hopping or heading from spot to spot, so really, you can wear something casual, but make sure to cover it with a warm coat. A longer, heavy coat is perfect if it’s snowing, or try a fur collar for a windier evening to keep that neck warm.

Gotta love a fur collar and a beanie

Gotta love a fur collar and a beanie

A long coat is ideal for an evening out with friends.

A long coat is ideal for an evening out with friends.

An Important Date

You want to look extra dapper for your girl this holiday season. Something smart, like a suit or sharp blazer is ideal. Make sure to focus on the fit, as it should be form-fitting by not too tight, or that could be unflattering. For a daytime date, a leather jacket and hat combo is perfect.

Depending what kind of date it is, a casual yet streamlined look could work.

Depending what kind of date it is, a casual yet streamlined look could work.

Look sharp for a night out with your lady.

Look sharp for a night out with your lady.

That Work Holiday Party

Holiday parties at the office usually run after work, so wear something professional that you can dress down a bit to relax. For example, a blazer with a cool shirt underneath so you can peel layers off as the night goes on.

Take off these blazers for a more casual look.

Take off these blazers for a more casual look.

Of course, you don't need a bike to pull this style off.

Of course, you don’t need a bike to pull this style off.

All photos by Darrel Hunter.