Holiday Style Hustle: 11 Quick and Easy Holiday Party Looks


By Aarian Frye, Buffalo Exchange HQ ; Photos from Buffalo Exchange Albuquerque

We’ve all been there: you’re at home in your pajamas, chowing down on some cookies and deciding what to binge-watch next. Suddenly, you remember: there’s a holiday party tonight and you don’t have anything to wear! Fret not, my fellow procrastinator. We’ve rounded up the cutest holiday style to get you out the door and on the dance floor on the fly. Just head to your local Buffalo Exchange and we can help you throw something together!

“Pleats” to Meet You 

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, bell sleeve crop-top with pleated skirt

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, green vintage dress


Walking into a large gathering can be a little stressful , so let your outfit do the talking! Depending on your mood, you can rock this dramatic accordion pleat skirt with a metallic bell-sleeved crop top or go for old world glamour in a vintage inspired wiggle dress. Bonus points for incorporating a va va voom pair of leopard print pumps.

Don’t Hold the Wall (Paper!)

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, green damask dress with tall boots


We know what you’re thinking — wallpaper? On a dress? Hear us out ! This modern damask with velvet etching makes for holiday style that’s sure to stand out. For an extra ‘70s flair, pair it with a suede fringed satchel and tall boots. Oh, and we’ll let you in on a secret: the lariat necklace will be making a major comeback in 2018!

The Cranberries

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, cranberry lace maxi dress

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, cranberry velvet wrap dress

Cranberry is a universally flattering shade. For fun and flirty holiday style, wear this velvet skater wrap dress with soft metallic accessories and eye-catching paisley booties. Or, if you’re keen on a more romantic look, couple a long and lacy maxi with bedazzled booties and a small vintage-inspired handbag.

Heavy Metal

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, gold dress with black cardigan

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, metallic silver dress with booties

Just because you’re going for festive holiday style doesn’t mean you’re stuck wearing green and red. In fact, this is one of the easiest times of year to incorporate some serious glitz into your look. You can’t go wrong with a shimmery shift dress and tough-as-nails black leather booties. Top the outfit off with a sparkly longline cardigan to stay warm while you heat up the party!

Back to Basics: The Little Black Dress

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, little black dress

The little black dress is a closet staple for all frock-wearing folk.  It’s one of the most versatile pieces you can own — right up there with a white tee and great jeans. To keep it simple, pair your dress with matching black velvet booties and a choker (or two).  Then, add a cross body bag in a seasonal color like this ever-so-festive cranberry red.

Fawning Over Flora

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, floral dress with pink jacket

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, floral blouse with black skirt

Everything is coming up roses! The flowers may be underground for the season, but they can still find room to bloom in your closet. The key is pairing those florals with cozy accouterments. For example, this peony pink shearling jacket. Holiday style that incorporates floral prints? Groundbreaking!

Prep S’cool Holiday Style 

Buffalo Exchange, HQ, Holiday style, red blouse with dress over denim

If you’re headed straight from work to your holiday party, here’s a dual-purpose outfit for you! Layering a black blazer dress over a cranberry button down will make you look absolutely polished. But let’s not stop there — why not throw on pair of raw hemmed jeans underneath? We saw lots of jeans-under-dresses looks on the runways this year, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. Top off your look with pewter loafers and you’ll be too cool for school.

Ta-da! Now that didn’t take too long, did it? We covered a plethora of styles that you can pull together in no time.  Whether you choose to go classic in the little black dress, ’80s glam in a metallic sheath or kick-back cool in the dress and pants combo, all of us here at Buffalo Exchange wish you a happy and safe holiday!