What to Wear for the Holidays with Valley News Live

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the last thing you want to worry about is your wardrobe! Kristi Larson from Valley News Live stopped by so we could chat about holiday outfit ideas for your upcoming celebrations – from ugly sweaters to semi-formal soirees. See our seasonal looks below…

By: Niki | December 7, 2016

We know coming up with the perfect holiday attire isn’t at the top of your to-do list this time of year. With the holidays becoming busier and busier, we thought we’d help you amp up your holiday style for your upcoming festivities, so all you have to do is shop, show up, and celebrate the season! We chatted with Kristi Larson from Valley News Live about all of the shindigs filling up your social calendar – from ugly sweater parties to a workplace gatherings – and how to dress for them. Missed our segment? No worries! Everything you need to know is below…

Whether your a seasoned pro in putting together your holiday wardrobe or need a complete head-to-toe look for an upcoming party, we have all the style tips and inspiration you need to get through the holiday season in style! Here’s a short preview…

Holiday Sweater Shindig

Ugly sweater parties are all the rage these days, and with everything from all-out Christmas, to something more subtle, there’s truly something for everyone in our stores. The greatest thing about having so many options, is creating a look that is uniquely you! Watch the video above to see how we can put together different looks with a few fun ugly sweaters (and items you may already have in your closet!).

Outfit Details

Kristi’s Outfit Sweater: Francesca’s | Jeans: Gap | Shoes: Macy’s | Antlers: Francesca’s

Niki’s Outfit  Sweater: Forever 21 | Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Macy’s (Michael Kors)

Male (left)   Sweater: Macys | Button Up: Macy’s | Jeans: Macy’s

Male (right)  Sweater: JCPenney | Jeans: Gap

Day-to-Day Holiday

With the holidays in full swing, it’s the perfect time to alter your wardrobe to something a little more festive (but that doesn’t mean your outfit has to scream “happy holidays”). There are subtle (and comfortable) ways to incorporate a little holiday spirit into your daily style during the season. Watch the video above to see casual looks you’ll love for the holiday season.


Outfit Details

Kristi’s Outfit  Plaid Shirt: Eddie Baer | Sleevless Turtleneck: Francesca’s | Leggings: Forever 21 | Boots: Macy’s (Michael Kors)

Niki’s Outfit  Hat: Evereve | Graphic Tee: Evereve | Scarf: Evereve | Coat: Macy’s (Michael Kors | Jeans: Loft | Shoes: Tradehome Shoes (Hunter)

Male (left)  Hat: Gap | Long Sleeve Tee: Eddie Bauer | Vest: Gap | Pants: Gap

Male (right)  Jacket: Eddie Bauer | Plaid Shirt: JCPenney | Jeans: Macy’s

Office Soiree

With a season full of workplace celebrations, picking out the perfect outfit can be a tricky task. While you want your look to stand out from your day-to-day work wardrobe, you also don’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons (there are boundaries for these particular functions). Remember, that you’re still representing yourself and your company. The key is to keep it festive and classy – which can be easily executed with a combination of the perfect pieces. See our looks, and tips to pulling off a work party outfit, in the video above!

Outfit Details

Kristi’s Outfit  Coat: Loft | Tank: Loft | Necklace: Francesca’s | Skirt: Francesca’s | Shoes: Macy’s (Michael Kors)

Niki’s Outfit  Dress: White House Black Market | Shoes: White House Black Market

Male (left)  White Button Up: JCPenney | Black Vest: Macy’s | Tie: JCPenney | Coat: Express | Scarf: Express | Pants: Macy’s

Male (right)  Button Up: Macy’s | Tie: JCPenney | Sweater: Gap | Pants: Macy’s


Have a joyful & stylish holiday season, everyone!


I have the privilege of being on the amazing Marketing, PR and Fashion team as the Digital Marketing Manager at West Acres. When I am not managing our social and digital platforms and brainstorming content ideas, I am the woman behind (and sometimes in front of) the camera – creating content and working with the media to create segments to introduce the latest trends! When I’m not at the mall, you can find me watching “Friends,” eating ice cream by the carton, spending time with my family and friends, feeding my Pinterest addiction or crossing off destinations on my traveling bucket list.




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