The Holiday Party
The holidays tend to put a lot of pressure on everything. From finding the perfect present to showing up (and showing off) for the relatives you barely see the rest of the year. It's also a time rife with social engagements. And all these expectations tend to make people a bit unsure on how to dress for these occasions. Too festive? You're a goof. But if you don't put any effort into your party attire you'll look like a scrooge. The key to hitting that stylishly seasonal sweet spot? Subtlety.
For the formal affairs, dinners and fancy office parties with a dress code.
Also applicable for New Year's. A polished suit worn without a tie or a jacket and tie cut from seasonal fabrics like velvet and wool tartans.
For the party your buddy is throwing or one where you might get roped into playing some games. An understated, yet still festive fair isle sweater or an easygoing plaid shirt accented with some bold socks.