MODA Holiday Style Guide: Casual Edition
Maybe your winter break plans skew more towards family get togethers and cozy reunions with your high school pals, than to black tie affairs. But just because you're going home for the holidays doesn't mean that it's time to bust out all your high school apparel. Whether it's for dinner with friends at your favorite diner or a family reunion with all your aunts and uncles, MODA styled some easy to replicate casual holiday outfits.
Take summer's most popular silhouette - the off-the-shoulder top - into winter by choosing dark hues and pairing it with a A-line miniskirt for a fresh take on mod dressing. Sheer black tights and chunky heeled booties elevate the look while keeping the focus on the contrasting shapes. Snag this exact top, and pair it with this miniskirt and tread-soled booties for a subtly festive look.
Who said neutrals had to be boring? Mix up textures and shades with a vampy lip for an outfit that is anything but dull. Tucking a cozy sweater into the waistband of the skirt instantly gives you a waist without sacrificing comfort, while patterned tights add some visual interest. Over the knee boots keep your legs warm while giving you an extra boost. This sweater looks just as good with a skirt as it does over leggings, and this skirt adds just the right amount of shine. These Stuart Weitzman lookalikes add instant street style cred.
Play up the ballerina vibes of your favorite skater dress by styling it with a wispy top knot and lace up flats for a look that is as cute and flirty as it is versatile and comfortable. Scalloped edges and studs on these flats make for the perfect mix of sweet and edgy while this ribbed skater dress pairs equally well with beat-up Converse and a denim jacket.
Photography by Rebecca Cho