13 Outfits For Men And Women That Will Have You Feeling Confident This Holiday Season

13 Outfits For Men And Women That Will Have You Feeling Confident This Holiday Season

Look and feel confident this holiday season!

The holiday season is upon us! The season of giving is also the season of holiday parties and family gatherings. If you are like me, your outfit says a lot about you. The best way to wear an outfit is not only with a smile, (get the "Annie" reference?) but with confidence. Here are some outfit ideas for the Holiday season for all my ladies (and gentleman) that will make you stand taller.

1. Dresses

If you go to church or if it's a formal event, a dress is always a good way to go. I personally love sweater dresses and how they show off my figure just the way I want it to. Put some leggings or tights underneath it and you have the perfect outfit to shield you away from the cold. Whatever your favorite style of dress is, work it, girl!

2. Anything soft

Style over comfort? Why can't we have both!? For both women and men, nothing shows off confidence more than when you're comfortable and warm!

3. Pullover

For my guys out there, something as simple as a nice polo will go a long way. You'll be comfy and warm, what could be better!

4. Sparkles!

Nothing screams the New Year better than glitter and sparkly outfits! I have seen plenty of cute pieces on Pinterest that incorporate a subtle (or not-so-subtl) amount of sparkles. Your confidence will shine through as well as your actual outfit!

5. Velvet

I was looking back at some old Christmas card pictures. In one of the pictures, I was 4 years old and wearing a velvet dress! They are making a comeback! Not only does this material remind me of the holidays, but it is super soft!

6. A nice suit (or at least a sport coat

A suit is always a great way to go. If you don't want to get that fancy, a sports coat will go a long way with some nice pants

7. Statement socks

Yep, you heard me right. Statement SOCKS. They can be fuzzy or colorful, wild designs or socks with animals or food on them. For women and men alike, nothing says self-expression like your socks. Are you put together and calm or wild and fun? Your socks say a lot about you.

8. Sweaters

The style I personally love is wearing a collared shirt (it's most of the time a flannel) with a knit sweater over it. It keeps you really warm and also formal without that much effort!

9. Blanket Scarves

I LOVE blanket scarves! When it is snowing outside or just really cold, this will guarantee to keep you warm. You can also pair anything with a blanket scarf! It is an essential piece of clothing for the fall and winter months.

10. Beanies

You can tell a lot about a person by what kind of hat they wear. No better way to show off your fashion sense during the cold months than with a beanie.

11. Tulle Midi skirts

These skirts always remind me of ballerina tutus so if you are a wanna-be ballerina like me, you probably own at least one of these. They are a perfect combination of comfortability and make you feel like your wearing a ballgown.

12. Vests

You can pair anything with a vest. An old t-shirt? Yes, please! If you aren't into dressing up this holiday season, then a vest will do that for you.

13. A smile on your face

The holiday season is a time of love, joy, and being together. The key to confidence is being confident in yourself! Your smile will show that off perfectly

No matter what you decide to wear this holiday season, being around those that you about care and sharing the joy you have for this holiday season is all that matters. No matter what you look like, be thankful and joyful for the most wonderful time of the year!

Cover Image Credit: Brooke Cagle

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10 Outfits Every College Girl Wears To Class At Least Once

You can thank me later.

It's happened on more than one occasion.

The occasion of being called out more than once for dressing down for class and by "down" I mean some of the haters we hate to love claiming that they can't see the shorts we're wearing under the oversized band tee on our way to class.

Contrary to popular belief, yes I'm not oblivious to how my choice of outfits for class tends to shift on the more comfortable side and yes, I am aware that it looks like I'm not wearing pants, I like it that way.

Every girl in college wears what they feel is comfortable enough to wear in a 2-hour lecture and these are my ideas of comfort.

1. The infamous oversized tee with Nike shorts.

I'll say it right now, I have a variety of assorted Soffee and Nike shorts that I pair with almost every oversized tee I own and it's my go-to for those 8 AM math lectures.

2. Oversized tee with leggings and riding boots.

Once the first red, yellow and orange leaf is found on campus grounds, you know you're about to see a swarm of college girls, like me, sporting riding boots in every shade of brown. Jeans optional.

3. Oversized tee with leggings and rain boots.

Once the first rainfall hits campus, you better believe you'll see this same 'fit paired with Hunter boots in almost every color.

4. The "I'm going to the gym right after class, I SWEAR" look.

Whether or not I have plans to go to the gym after class or not, I'm probably in my gym gear 4 times of the week and I'm not ashamed by it.

5. Jeans.

I've always had a hate/hate relationship with wearing jeans when I absolutely do not have to and here's why: they make my derriere completely disappear. When (and if) you catch me wearing jeans in lecture hall it's probably because someone paid me a large sum of money to do so.

6. Your boyfriend's flannel paired with... you guessed it, your favorite pair of leggings.

This is probably one of the many flannels I've stolen from my boyfriend and certainly not the last one. Paired with another favorite standard black leggings, you can't go wrong with this outfit to snooze in.

7. The baseball hat and quarter zip ensemble.

One of my all times favorites, you can't go wrong with a zipper up 3x too big for your body and a baseball hat you honestly forgot where you got it from. We also can't forget our infamous black leggings.

8. Your "walk of shame" outfit.

Now, this doesn't mean you roll up to Intro to Psychology wearing what you wore to the lacrosse mixer the night before, no. This is more of the outfit you so quickly had to throw on in a span of two minutes because you left so and so's apartment downtown an hour too late.

9. A v-neck.

Another one of my favorites.

10. Dresses (or anything even relatively formal).

Disclaimer: I personally would never come to class wearing this but gigantic kudos to cute a** girls that do decide to wear this because you look good.

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'Sissy, Why is That Boy Wearing Makeup?'

June is time to celebrate equality.


This past weekend, I went to the mall with my family. It was just a normal family excursion, and I wanted to walk into Sephora to show my mom a perfume I liked. We go inside, and my mother and I drift away from my dad and 6 year old sister, Sierra. I showed her the perfume I thought smelled amazing (Roses de Chloé) and we look for my sister and father to exit the store. As soon as we leave, my little sister grabs my hand and asks, "Sissy, why is that boy wearing makeup?"

This was the first time my little sister has ever asked about anything like this, and I wanted to make sure I gave her an answer. I turned to her and said, "Sierra, sometimes there are boys who wear makeup, and girls who may dress like boys. People are allowed to wear what they want, it doesn't matter." Sierra looks up at me, says, "Oh okay," and that was the end of it.

Sharing this experience to say, HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

So thankful to live in a country where all sexual orientations get a day to celebrate their love. That's what this world needs more of-- love. It shouldn't matter who it is, where they are from, the color on their skin, or their gender identity.

When Sierra was born, I always wondered when this conversation would come up. I wondered what I would say, how she would react to it, and how she would be exposed to it. Like I consistently preach, everything happens for a reason, and I'm glad Sierra was able to get exposure and receive an immediate answer. Love is love, and I will forever stand by that.

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