I saw these J. Crew pants and memories came rushing to me of watching my mom getting dressed for dad’s holiday work parties! It was always a big thing to my mother and I loved when she dressed up. I noticed there are many darling vintage looks out for the holiday season and just had to squeeze a post in about it. I am crazy for these brocades, jacquards and other fabrics that are woven with gilt threads. At some point in my life, I want to wear something beautiful like this to a holiday party!
These jacquard pants are so 1968 I can’t stand it. My mom would have completed this look with her big crystal bracelet, teased hair (thank you Aqua Net),and frosted pale coral lipstick back then. Why not recreate that fun this holiday season with some of the cute offerings right now in the way of brocade, jacquards and other lovely pieces that give a retro feel to holiday looks? I feel like these are things you can keep and wear in many ways year after year for the holidays, New Year’s Eve and other times you want to kick it up a notch.
These cigarette pants are 30% off now with code BRRR. I love them with the sweater for a casual chic look and some big crystal earrings or..
…the whole look! With the gold top, it is the best holiday hostess look ever in my book..
This gold jacquard comes also in a strapless dress, and a pencil skirt.
This cherry blossom top is also ADORABLE and cute whether it’s paired with jeans and drop earrings like here..
Or with the pencil skirt plus a faux fur chubby in a wonderful color!
Something about this little coat I really love and this color spicy jade! What a great name. I’d wear this with jeans more than anything.
The pretty buckle detail of these J Crew sandals is so fun.
The satin slip skirt is back from the 90’s and it’s as flattering and versatile as ever. The J Crew version is on my list especially this adobe color…
The nice thing about these skirts is they can go from easy daytime to night with just the change of a top. The vintage burgundy color is also a great look. These have an elastic pull on waist and are so easy to wear. All the colors here.
They also make a full length version of this skirt and I love it with the turtleneck. Isn’t this a gorgeous color?
The cute retro vibe of this daisy jacquard skirt is another one you could wear so many ways. The zipper is everything.
Another pretty brocade skirt – love the colors!
This Anthro multi-colored mini is fun. You can wear it with a silk blouse to a sweater and always feel festive.
I’m in love with the flowers and colors on this maxi dress from Anthro.
Anthro also offers this swing dress with brocade accents. I love that they have a large amount of its dresses in petite to plus sizes.
Anthropolgie has some darling brocade heels like these with the cutest flowers..
I am in love with these two strap Mary Janes..
They also made them in the prettiest pink..
This navy and gold swing dress would flatter a lot of shapes.
How about this cute gold blouse that has the same 60’s vibe? I’d pair it with cropped pants and flats.
If you want to play it casual, but still look holiday, these gorgeous jacquard pants with tiniest sequins fit the bill. The pattern and color are TDF and this could go with a soft sweater or a simple white button up and big vintage earrings…SO PRETTY!
Trina Turk always does beautiful jacquard and this pant outfit does not disappoint with its graphic design. Top here and pants and there is even a matching clutch! Trina is always a great destination for holiday looks. My brocade clutch I adore and use year after year, is also from Trina.
Madewell has their own version of the gold holiday pant in their signature crop and high waist. It could be very chic with a boxy cashmere sweater.
Accessories are always the most fun part of holiday dressing!
These Jeffery Campbell slides look like something from Dynasty- love it!
They also come in a magical purple..
If you need a higher heel these Jeffery Campbell sandals are Vegas fabulous..
They also come in a lower heel and other pretty colors..
Anthro also has these velvet mini clutches with a pretty chain for $58 if you need a evening bag. It comes in many colors.
Everyone needs a good drop earring for the holidays and it is nice to have a few of these in your jewelry wardrobe. These are $48.
And these hoops , at $38 are a little more on the modern side..
Another wardrobe basic is the sexy, strappy evening sandal. These Jeffery Campbells (he is clearly killing it in the festive shoe category), come in black...
and gold of course…Make sure your pedicure is pretty with these!
Try mixing these looks with vintage costume pieces if you are lucky to have them. This is a great time to add a brooch to a shoulder of a jacket or a top.
This year the holiday season is shorter, so it helps to be thinking what you might need and if you shop early, and pull a look together, you may be able to use it for multiple occasions.
Have fun mixing it up and look to vintage photos for inspiration if it helps! I love these.
P.S. If you missed the recent holiday dressing post, a group of us shared holiday look ideas with a lot of different looks and thoughts. Links on that blog post for more inspiration!
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So many lovely choices! I bought a black slip skirt and it’s so useful. I had a pair of black and gold brocade pants two years ago and wore them on TV. I hadn’t realized my entire side leg would be filmed with me sitting and the gold really picked up on camera. I looked like a wrapped ham! Still, they were lovely in person. Thank you for showing so many pretty items. They are getting me into the holiday spirit!
Jen, I was thinking the slip skirt is the one thing I def need. I am laughing about the brocade leg.. God I always think my legs look okay until they are views on a side photo sitting – never flattering to anyone. I bet they were still lovely. You are sweet. Happy holidays Jen! xox
classic casual home says
So many cut CUTE things. I love that top with the matching clutch and all the shoes. I could use the slip skirt.
Thanks Mary Ann. I loved that clutch and yes the shoes!! Even if I just look at them on the shelf half the year.. So beautiful and makes me look forward to a chance of wearing them! xx
Sandra Sallin - Apart From My Art says
Great choices Kim. I could wear any of them and be happy. I do especially like that furry coat. I guess that’s my first choice. But the rest are so on point. Great choices for us. Thank you.
Thanks Sandra, you would be so cute in any of them!! That coat is so pretty and I was considering it during the sale too! I bet it would look good on you with your light coloring! Happy Holidays Sandra.xox