Sweater: French Connection (old)

Skirt: Urban Outfitters

Booties: GUESS (old)

Bag: Nasty Gal

Twinkling lights, Christmas trees and tinsel galore—the holidays are here whether you’re ready or not. I personally love this time of year, and use it as an excuse to wear sequins as much as possible. Though, as much as I love a little sparkle (I mean, who doesn’t?), I do know it’s easy to go overboard. I want to be festive and dress for the season, but I also don’t want to spend a lot of money on something so flashy and extravagant that I can only wear one time a year.

That’s why I love this Shimmer Pleat Midi Skirt by Kimchi Blue from Urban Outfitters. These skirts are such a big trend right now (you can find them pretty much everywhere), but I especially love this one because the sparkle is a little subtler, giving it just the versatility I was looking for. It’s appropriate for the holidays and New Year’s Eve, but also can be worn afterwards. I paired it with this French Connection cropped sweater and GUESS suede ankle booties for my office holiday party this past week, and got so many compliments. It was the perfect look—sophisticated enough for the work environment but still fashion forward. I’ll probably wear it again for Christmas dinner with my in-laws and maybe New Year’s Eve too, if I decide to go out and brave that scene. Once the weather gets warmer, I can pair it with a tank and heels for a night out or even a spring wedding. This will definitely be my new go-to for any upcoming special occasion.

What’s your favorite outfit for the holiday season? Tell me in the comments below!