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3 Effortless Holiday Outfit Ideas

Today we’re talking about how to keep it simple when it comes to getting dressed this holiday season. For those last-minute shopping trips, plane rides to family gatherings, casual get-togethers, and everything in between those dressier events. With all that you have going on, what you’re wearing should be the last thing you worry about.

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> laydown of grey and off-white sweater separates and layers, and off-white lace-up sneakers.

Have you ever wished you could pull pieces from your closet and know it’ll come together in a flash? We’re sharing the secrets to creating effortless looks with our top three holiday outfit ideas.

How Can I Dress Cute and Simple This Holiday Season?

The key to dressing cute and simple this holiday season is to find styles that fit you well and are versatile. If you find it difficult to put casual outfits together, it may be because you haven’t invested in quality basics. Items like solid tank tops or bodysuits are true building blocks to any look. 

A chic dress that can be dressed up or down for a variety of occasions is another wardrobe secret weapon. If it has a built-in bra—that makes things even easier!

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> models wearing a white v-neck bodysuit and a black mock neck bodysuit.

3 Easy Outfits to Wear for the Holidays

So you’re looking for easy holiday outfits you don’t have to think twice about and that’ll keep you comfortable and stylish? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together three casual outfit ideas that will get you through the holiday season in style.

Holiday Outfit Ideas for Shopping Trips

First and foremost, if you don’t have a tank, tee, or bodysuit with a built-in bra, you’re missing out. With these effortless pieces you can forget about the hassle of having to pick out the right bra. It’s built right in! Skipping that step altogether is one of the secrets to a no-fuss holiday outfit.

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> model wearing black bra top + blue jeans. Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> model wearing white bodysuit and black cardigan + joggers.

Make your life even simpler by choosing a bra top or bodysuit in a solid, neutral shade. This will make it much easier to mix and match with a variety of bottoms. You can go with jeans for a classic, casual vibe or keep it cozy with joggers or leggings. Layer to your heart’s content with a tech knit jacket or soft sweatshirt. Finally, slip on a pair of sneakers to keep your feet happy while you’re going in and out of stores.

Holiday Outfit Ideas for Casual Hosting

There’s nothing more satisfying than pulling one item out of your closet and having an instant holiday outfit. That’s one of the main reasons we love bra dresses so much. Once again, the built-in bra feature makes getting dressed a breeze. Whether you go for a short, midi, or maxi style length, they’re the perfect one-and-done look for hosting a holiday party or going to a casual get together.

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> model wearing an off-the-shoulder burgundy bra dress. Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> model wearing a dark grey long-sleeve bra dress.

We’re giving a special shoutout to our bra dresses made from soft jersey fabric. Not only do they feel lovely on the skin and the stretch and drape is fantastic, but they also travel really well. Feel free to pack this in a suitcase and it’ll look great once you hang it back up at your destination.

Holiday Outfit Ideas for Airport Travel

Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> model wearing off-white sweater tank, shorts + cardigan. Soma<sup class=st-superscript>®</sup> model wearing dark grey sweater pants + off-the-shoulder sweater.

Let’s get you from A to B in style with our final holiday outfit idea. Another secret to effortless dressing is to invest in matching sets. We all know airports and airplanes are notoriously chilly so sweater sets are the perfect thing to keep you warm, stylish, and comfortable. Sweater sets that include two or three pieces are easy to coordinate making them no-brainer outfits. Choose sets that are cozy enough to wear on your couch but pulled together enough to wear out and about. This will add miles to your styles and ensure you make the most of your purchase.

How Can You Create a Holiday Capsule Wardrobe for More than One Outfit?

Creating a holiday capsule wardrobe is easy to do by gathering a handful of closet staples that mix and match with one another. Focus on solid colors or simple patterns that complement one another and that you enjoy wearing.

The combination of the above outfit suggestions—basic bra tops, bra dresses, and sweater sets— is a great place to start. You can wear the sweater sets as they come or break up the pieces and wear them separately. A pair of sweater pants will look great with a bra top or bodysuit. A sweater top can go with jeans or joggers and a cardigan will easily layer over a holiday dress. You’ll be surprised how many outfit combinations you can come up with. Less is more when it comes to creating a capsule wardrobe and something you can put into practice for every wardrobe category. Even a pajama capsule wardrobe is a thing! 

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