Still searching for the perfect holiday outfit? Our Style Panel shares 7 picks

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Whether it be a simple family gathering or a big budget glitzy party, there are many potential dress codes to abide by this holiday season. “Black tie only,” “Ugly sweater preferred” and “cocktail casual” are only a few examples, so we dipped into our well of Style Panel bloggers for some inspiration on what to wear. Here, they share holiday outfit go-tos.

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Emma Walker, 17
Denver | With a City Dream

This holiday season is all about black with a pop of color. The stores this time of year are overflowing with black goodies whether it be in leather or lace. I paired this festive dress that has a little of both with some black tights and green pumps. The green sparks the holiday tradition without being too cheesy. A touch a silver gives them an elegant look and I am out the door ready to take of any boring… I mean exciting holiday party!

Emma’s wearing: Dress, Tj Maxx. Shoes, Target Pumps.

Kayla Short, 26
Halifax | Short Presents

I’ve been obsessed with this plaid dress since I laid eyes on it. I’ve pretty much been wearing it non-stop, and I don’t think that will change anytime soon. It’s very comfortable and its bold red plaid is perfect for the holiday season. Here I paired it with tights and over the knee boots, but you could also opt for knee socks and ankle booties too, and maybe even a leather jacket over top.

Kayla’s wearing: Dress, The Hanger Boutique. Hat, Joe Fresh. Sunnies and boots, Le Chateau. Bag, Winners.

Kerrie Sanderson, 25
Edmonton | kerried aweigh

For me, the holiday season is about keeping it fun and festive. Classic red and green come into play with whimsical details like candy cane earrings and this sequin snowman purse that I received from Santa when I was a little girl. When I was little, I looked forward to Christmas as not only a time of traditions and treats, but also as the time of year when I got to wear fancy dresses and patent leather Mary Janes on repeat. This Christmas outfit my grown-up rendition of what I’m sure I would have loved as a kid, complete with shiny black shoes.

Kerrie’s wearing: Shirt, Uniqlo. Sweater, Rock Steady. Skirt, vintage. Tights, Uniqlo. Shoes, Altuzarra for Target.

Amy Nelson, 19
Calgary | Amy Flying a Kite

December is the month filled with holiday parties and places to be. I love it for its spirit and the way everybody takes the time to wear their favorite festive clothing. When it comes to playing dress up, I always prefer to wear my prettiest dresses. This particular one is soft and the red roses make me think of rouge lips underneath the mistletoe.

If there ever was a time for overdressing to the party, now would be it. Put sparkles on your eyes, wear your all-time favorite outfit, sip hot cocoa and celebrate life. After all, the holidays are for feeling festive and being close to the ones you love.

Amy’s wearing: Floral Dress, OASAP. White cowboy boots, Value Village.

Mo Handahu, 29
Halifax | Lion Hunter

This holiday season has been very low key for me. However when the random moment pops up for a chance to meet some friends for a bite and drinks I”m throwing on some leather and pairing it with something warm yet glitzy to keep up with all the sparkle around!

Mo’s wearing: Skirt, Calvin Klein at The Bay. Sweater, H&M. Vest, Target. Heels, Just Fab.

Jill Lansky, 26
Vancouver | The August Diaries

This season, I’ve decided to go all out and ignore Vancouver’s “casual” West Coast feel. My favourite Holiday addition are these statement earrings, which dress up any outfit, whether it’s a dress or trousers and a top. Happy Holidays!

Becky Kung, 30
Calgary | Velvet & Vino

For me this season it’s all about the cropped peg trousers paired with a funky top such as this bambi-print sweatshirt. I love how the dressier trouser can be mixed in a variety of ways from more sophisticated versions by pairing it with a blouse and blazer, or a play on the casual vibe by pairing a fun print sweatshirt. I’ll be wearing this outfit to my family dinners throughout the holiday season.

Becky’s wearing: Duster, sweatshirt, trousers and boots, Topshop. Handbag, Pixie Mood.