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I feel like on some level, everyone has trouble finding the perfect festive outfit for the holidays. And while I would prefer that it was sartorially acceptable for me, a 26-year-old adult woman, to show up to a soiree in my Christmas teddy bear sweatshirt that my grandma once handed down to me (Yes, this is a real sweatshirt, and yes, I wear it all the time.), it’s just not going to happen. Putting together a festive holiday outfit isn’t as daunting as a task as it might seem, though. In fact, there are actually myriad holiday outfit color combos that will do the trick—you just have to add a little bit of festive flavor. Whether you’re headed to a holiday office party or just want to envelop yourself in the vibe of the holidays, there’s a holiday color combination calling your name (with some jingle bells in the background, probably).
Of course, you can just go ahead and don red and green (and you’ll see a very street style-approved way of doing that below), but there are also so many other color combinations that will give your outfit a festive spirit. You do not have to go all the way with your holiday ensembles if you don’t want to. A little touch of festivity here and there can be the perfect way to keep your own personal style while adhering to the magical feelings of the holidays.
Below, you’ll find 13 different holiday outfit color combinations (Yes, including red and green)—and ways to shop all of them. These chic street style outfits are all very different, sure, but they do have one thing in common: Each of the ensembles is perfect for the holidays. Some are more obviously holiday-inspired, while others you could wear pretty much any time of year. However you choose to rock these color combos, though, you’re sure to have just the right amount of holiday spirit.
1. The OG Red + Green
This isn’t your typical Christmas green—and perhaps that’s why it works. Pair your festive red piece with either a pastel or lime green for a street style-worthy look.
2. Light Pink + Red + Hint of Green
You could definitely rewear this outfit when it’s not currently the season of giving.
3. Charcoal + Red
Now here’s a holiday outfit that’s pretty low-lift.
4. Primary Colors + Green
Now here’s a genius way to make the classic red and green holiday shades work. Throw in some primary colors for an upbeat holiday look.
5. Brown + Hints of Red & Green
If you’re not a big fan of wearing red and green, then rest assured knowing that you can get away with just a liiiiiitle bit of red and green. And then go neutral for the rest of your look.
6. Burgundy + Pink
Burgundy is such a sultry holiday shade. Combine it with a pop of pink for a youthful take on the classic hue.
7. Black + Red
Hands down, you can wear this again.
8. Hot Pink + Red
While this color combo is seasonless, it can definitely work for the holidays.
9. Brown + Burgundy
A super-chic holiday color combo that’s nondenominational.
10. Red + Green + Pink
The key here is to go for a muted pink hue.
11. Navy + Red
Something very Parisian about this. Très chic!
12. Red + Blue
Yes, you can wear your favorite bluejeans to that holiday party.
13. Black + Red + White
Here’s your chance to get all sporty for that holiday dinner.
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A version of this article was originally published in 2017.