Holidays are the best time to be a little wild. Ugly sweater parties and white elephant gift swaps are perfect opportunities to embrace kitsch and blur lines between good taste and bad taste. Celebrities have been doing it for years now— remember when Beyoncé dressed up as a Christmas tree? Or Lady Gaga’s Christmas tree costume? The point is obvious. This holiday season, get festive with 10 pieces that reflect the joy of the holiday season’s inherent camp with all its bright colors, tinsel, textures, and dazzling decorations.
Boohoo Sequin Disc Oversized Party Dress with Sequins
Even though they might seem tacky, adding a touch of sparkle to any look is a great idea. On the other hand, this Sequin Disc Oversized Blazer Party Dress from Boohoo takes sequins to the max, giving us a holiday statement piece that’s sure to shimmer. This blazer dress is made with reflective red paillettes, which are larger and more flexible than sequins. It makes a bold statement. What we love most about this blazer dress is how attention-grabbing it is—you’ll be the talk of the holiday party. Shop women’s sizes 4 to 14.
Snowman is an Island Blazer and Tie for a cool suit
The Snowman is an Island Blazer and Tie will keep you cool as ice in this season’s snowman. The jacket’s aqua color reminds you of a vintage prom dress, while the snowman pattern is playful and fun for any holiday event. Shop this jacket in men’s sizes 36 to 52 with a matching tie included. The pants are sold separately but come in men’s pant sizes 31 to 38.
Tipsy Elves: $70
For a playful purse: Kitsch Flamingo Santa Hat Crossbody
You are feeling a little bit campy, but you don’t want to buy a fully-sequined outfit. Bold accessories are the best way to bring camp to your look. And that’s certainly the case with this Kitsch Flamingo Santa Hat Crossbody from Betsey Johnson. This bag, made of glitter textile, is the standout piece of the season.
Betsey Johnston: $118
For a tie that’ll light up the night: Light-Up Sweater Tie
Are you unsure what to wear to the holiday office party? Keep it business casual (okay, very casual) with Spilsbury’s Light-Up Sweater Tie. This tie features six bright LED lights, three flash modes and is made from a warm sweater material. It’s a fun combination between an ugly sweater tie and an ugly tie. The result is so bad, it’s good.
$15 at Spilsbury
Tiered Fringe Tinsel Pants are a new take on tinsel
Tinsel is not just for Christmas trees. Nasty Gal’s Tiered Fringe Tinsel Pants are colorful, shiny and vibrant. These pants can be danced in because the fringe will move and swing every time you wear them. This silhouette is both flattering yet funky thanks to its multiple layers, which range from the high waist to the flared legs. These pants are untraditionally stylish and totally festive thanks to the variety of colors that the layers of tinsel come in. Shop in women’s sizes 0 to 14.
$236 at Nasty Gal
The Chauffeur Feather Mule is a bold upgrade to your shoe collection
At first glance, these Chauffeur Feather Mules from Jeffrey Campbell could be mistaken for the Grinch’s feet. But alas—in reality they’re a sensible pair of heels with a very unsensible (but utterly fabulous) spray of feathers on top. The feathery front spills onto your floor and almost looks like a slipper. The shoe comes in two other colors. While the purple is still festive and can be worn with any outfit, the brown is more subtle. Shop these in women’s half and whole sizes 6 to 10.
$150 at Revolve
Holiday Spirits Earrings are a fun and exciting option for earring.
BaubleBar’s Holiday Spirit Earrings are a wonderful accessory to your holiday outfits. Featuring a bejeweled martini glass filled with ice and some olives, they’re big enough to be noticeable but not too heavy on the earlobe. If you’re keeping your holiday outfit simple this year, add these glimmering earrings for a little pop of sparkle and a big dose of fun. It’s a nice touch to add a red bow.
Neiman Marcus – $48
For a sashaying sweater: Blizzard Bay Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater
We love this Blizzard Bay Men’s Ugly Christmas Sweater featuring drag icon and performer Divine. Two designs are available: One features Divine in a white gown holding a present, while the other is surrounded by sequined dancing characters. The second design has Divine in a Mrs. Claus costume, with miniature Mrs. Clause dancing figures. It’s simultaneously comfortable and fun, and with an extra piece of tulle animating the bottom of the dresses—this sweater is sure to catch plenty of eyes. Shop in men’s sizes small to extra large.
For a sensational suit: Christmas Tree Print Women’s Suit
For the next holiday gathering, save the festive plaid. Go bold this year with a fun print. Shinesty’s Christmas Tree Print Women’s Suit kicks it up a notch, embracing a look that’s tacky in the best way. You can pair the blazer with the matching trousers or the matching skirt. Shop in women’s blazer, pant, and skirt sizes 0 to 16.
$70 at Shinesty
Green Reindeer Headband is a great holiday headband
For any holiday theme, you’ll need something versatile. The Tipsy Elf Green Reindeer Headband is versatile enough to go with any holiday outfit. This accessory adds a festive touch to any look. It has a green band and two sequined antlers made of deer fur. This headband is easy to grab on your way out the door when you don’t have the time to plan a more holiday-appropriate outfit. Pair it with anything you’ve already got on to infuse your outfit with a bit of Christmas spirit.
Tipsy Elves $15
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