Fashion Guide to Holiday Parties

By Aly Teich and Wink NYC Boutique

It’s the most…overwhelming time of the year! While the holiday season offers up plenty of fun and festivities, it can often be hard to figure out how to dress for so many events in such a short amount of time. You’ve got everything from your office party, to your boyfriend’s office party, to the holiday fundraisers, to the ugly sweater party at that amazing dive bar your friends and you have been attending every year!

For me, since so many outfits are needed for this time of year - I find it silly to buy so many things I may never wear again. While services like Rent the Runway allow you to get away with just that, I am someone who likes to keep the clothes I pay for - and this is a perfect time of year to stock up on so many great looks! My holiday picks are fun and festive, yet are still able to be staple pieces in my wardrobe for the rest of the year.

When it comes to my go-to looks for holiday occasions, I figured it only made sense to partner up with one of my personal go-to boutiques - Wink NYC. Wink always has a great variety of on-trend looks, that range from totally affordable to total investment pieces.

Below are my favorite holiday season looks this year, hand-picked from Wink NYC — that will carry you through the rest of the year, as well. The best part? You can get all of these looks for 15% off! Just head to Wink NYC (locations listed below) and reference THE SWEAT LIFE, and they will offer you the discount. If you don’t live in NYC, you can contact the store and they will ship you any of the looks below you want with the same discount. Make sure to take plenty of pictures in your new holiday digs and share them, we’ll repost our favorites! Happy shopping!  [scroll over photos for info]

Reveling and Rompers

 Rompers are an amazing staple for any wardrobe - they’re sleek, elegant, edgy, and simple enough to be worn for so many occasions. The long romper is perfect for both a work layer paired with a blazer or cardigan, and an elegant evening outfit. The shorter romper can also be worn to work (depending on your office) with tights and a blazer. This can also double as a sexier evening look with bare legs and heels! 


Holiday Red-y

Nothing says “happy holidays” like a great red dress. I love this edgy yet elegant take on the seasonal classic. 


Merry Resort 

This form fitting, floral cutout is perfect for a holiday resort look, which can also carry through to this spring and summer.


Edgy Elf

 This edgier look is a perfect way to ditch the traditional holiday garb, yet still look festive! It also offers three phenomenal staple pieces that can be worn together or separately. 


Cozy Caroler  

A fun twist on an incredibly cozy sweater. Wear it with just a nude bra and leather pants for a more evening look, or layer it over a shirt with any bottom for a more toned-down look. The pale pink is a perfect all year long staple. Wouldn’t it even be cute with white shorts in the Hamptons?!


Deck the Halls

 This amazing Erin Fetherston gown is the perfect holiday statement piece for your dressier occasions throughout the entire year. And the fur cuff can be taken from this look to a t-shirt and jeans.


Frosty and Flirty

This is another outfit that can be worn for so many occasions throughout the entire year. Throw tights, boots, and a heavier coat on for the colder months! 


Frills and Furs

 Cynthia nailed it with this party dress, which is a perfect staple for holiday parties, weddings, and other special occasions. Pair it with the scarf instead of a necklace, and throw the amazing Jocelyn Rabbit fur on to get to your party in ultimate style.


To shop at Wink, here in NYC, head to one of their 3 locations:

Wink Soho: 129 Prince Street

Upper East Side: 1330 3rd Avenue

West Village: 305 Bleecker Street

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