During winter, leggings are a necessary part of the equation, yet planning a party outfit around the stay-warm staples can be a challenge. Their inherent casualness can be offset, however, with the help of luxe fabrics, thoughtful layering and festive accessories. Here, three ensembles fit for a variety of merry occasions.
Laid back can still read polished—try stirrup leggings over classic suede pumps to temper a voluminous red sweater. A checked coat with a faux-fur accent lends a luxe touch.
Sparkle and shine is cool with simple cotton leggings. A metallic wrap dress, bedecked velvet mules, feather-adorned pouch and dramatic drop earrings dress things up.
Embrace tailoring with a gleaming blazer over high-waist leggings. A dazzling clutch, velvet pumps and delicate drop earrings are festive accents with a bit of restraint.