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This is the time of year when holiday get togethers and gift giving start pressing in on us. It’s always really busy right around the holidays, so now is the time to start thinking about putting together comfortable holiday looks that are perfect for casual events and gatherings.
It’s no secret that I love a good layered look, especially this time of year. Having a quality cardigan sweater that I can throw on is a must. This waffle knit cardigan comes in six colors, and it’s the perfect extra layer for a casual look. It runs true to size, and the fit is narrow/fitted in the arms with a looser oversized fit in the body. And, the arms actually stay in place, so you don’t have to constantly re-adjust and pull them up!
Under my cardigan, I have found that my shirt makes a huge difference in how comfortable I feel the rest of the day. And when you’re entertaining guests or standing around at a holiday event, you don’t want to sacrifice comfort. This plaid shirt is the most buttery soft top I have. I have it in two colors because I love the feel and fit. It runs true to size, with a narrow but slightly oversized fit. I love that I can wear this shirt on its own, without a cardigan, but it also looks really cozy and festive under a cardigan.
You obviously never want to sacrifice comfort with pants or shoes either. Finding pants that you feel comfortable moving around in is so important. These black pants are amazing. They are super soft and stretchy (perfect for holiday parties where eating is involved), but not too thin, and they are the most flattering high waisted jeans I have found. I’m wearing a 0, and they run true to size. And these booties are also really comfortable. I walked all over town in them the other day, and my feet were totally fine at the end of the day. They also run true to size, and they also come in black.
With holiday parties in mind, it’s also important to think about gift giving. I know clothing can be a tricky gift to give, but it can also be a really personal and thoughtful gift that people actually really enjoy receiving. Because I love the pieces in this look so much, I would feel totally comfortable giving them as gifts. This grey cardigan is a great basic, and it would work to give to women of any shapes or sizes. Plus, you don’t have to worry about getting the fit just right. I have a lot of people on my list to buy for, but I know how much my sister-in-law loves comfortable clothing, so this plaid shirt would be the perfect gift for her. It’s really fun to think about what kinds of clothing and colors the people we are buying for love best or would look great in, and then finding those pieces. American Eagle Outfitters makes holiday dressing and gift giving easy with quality items at great price points. You can take the stress out of finding a holiday-ready look and getting that perfect gift because there are so many options to choose from.
Right now is the perfect time to stock up on these gifting staples because American Eagle Outfitters has a 40% off sale on tops, bottoms, and footwear. You also get free shipping at AE.com!
photography by Jordan Zobrist