10 Party Outfits with Jeans for Dressed Up Events

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What to Wear to Look Fabulous at Your Winter Parties

Cute jeans with a leather jacket
We've got you covered with 10 outfits to take you from office holiday parties to New Year's Eve. Textile Elizabeth and James

There's plenty to love about the winter fashion season. Many women find it a challenge, though, to come up with different outfits for all the festive events on their calendars, from the office holiday party to tree-trimming parties and New Year's Eve. I've got you covered in style for winter with our go-to guide to the party outfits that will work for all your festive occasions, including New Year's Eve celebrations. Learn what you can wear to look stylish for festive parties, buffet events, cocktails with friends, dinner dates, big blowout parties and much more.

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Dinner Party Outfit

Paige Denim gold metallic jeans
Paige Denim

Will you be dining at home (yours or theirs) with friends or family this holiday season? You'll want something easy to sit around a table in, that's also sophisticated enough to say you made an effort. Dress for comfort and style in an easy chambray shirt and attention-grabbing metallic denim, such as this gold skinny jean by the Paige Denim brand.

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Office Holiday Party Outfit - Casual Office

Black skinny jeans are all dressed up for parties with a glittering top
Banana Republic

If you work in a casual office, here's how to stand out from your dress-wearing colleagues at the festive office party this season. Slim-fitting black jeans are comfortable and look dressed up when matched with a glittering, long-sleeved top. Wear cropped ankle jeans, such as these from retailer Banana Republic, to show off your most fabulous shoes, or opt for full-length hems to extend your legs for the leanest look.

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Office Holiday Party Outfit - Conservative Office

Jeans and velvet blazer by Zadig and Voltaire
Wear a velvet jacket to dress up jeans for the office. R13 Denim

If you typically wear suits to the office, show them your fashion savvy side in luxurious separates that fit to a tee. A festive and office-party appropriate velvet jacket in navy blue is an inspired topper for a crisp white shirt and dark wash, slim-fitting (but not tight) jeans. A crystal-encrusted watch and sparkly earrings would be perfect accessories for this streamlined holiday office party outfit.

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Dinner Date

BLKDNM grey jeans
A sheer top makes grey jeans and a borrowed-from-the-boys jacket sexy for a date. BLKDNM

When you have a hot date planned on a cold winter night, you need an outfit that's covered enough for warmth, while still showing off your best assets. I love the combination of a trendy sheer top (wear a camisole underneath if you're modest) with a tuxedo-style blazer and always-right, slim-fitting grey jeans, such as these by BLKDNM.

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Girls' Night Out

Textile by Elizabeth and James Denim side zip jean
Dress up jeans with a biker jacket and colorful accessories for girls night out. Textile Elizabeth and James

Getting together with your girlfriends this holiday season? Whether you're meeting for dinner, going out dancing or having cocktails in at your place, you'll want to put some effort into your look. For a comfortable outfit that will still impress fashion-savvy friends, start with figure-flattering black jeans. I like a pair with interesting details, such as these side-zip jeans by Textile by Elizabeth and James. Top with a simple tank and layer on a biker jacket for instant edgy style. Then add a touch of glamour with color-coordinated accessories, as pictured here.

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Tree Trimming Party

American Retro Cheryl Sweater with coated jeans
A sweet sweater is a perfect match for glamorous coated jeans. American Retro

Tree trimming parties are all about having festive fun with friends at home. You'll look adorably fashionable for drinking eggnog and stringing popcorn in coated jeans -- choose a pair with plenty of stretch, for a track-pant feel that's ultra-comfortable. Match these with a sweater in a fun pattern that draws on seasonal colors, such as this lip-print pullover by clothing brand American Retro.

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New Year's Eve

3.1 Phillip Lim sequin silk fringe top and coated jeans
A sleek black outfit with touches of glitter will help you shine on New Year's Eve. 3.1 Phillip Lim

Dressing for a New Year's Eve party means choosing a glamorous outfit you can wear late into the night. I love the edgy chic of black coated leather-look jeans paired with a glittery black shirt with sequin detail, like this one by 3.1 Phillip Lim. Choose a flowing top to wear over fitted jeans, to balance your lower body and create a visually slender silhouette. Skip accessories entirely for a streamlined look, or add a few sparkly bangle bracelets or a big ring

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Cocktail Party

Joes Jeans skinny jeans and tie-dye suede dinner jacket
An attention grabbing jacket pairs perfectly for parties with slim black jeans. Joe's Jeans

When the weather is chilly, it's fashionably smart to make a jacket the star of your outfit. Create an effortlessly chic cocktail party ensemble by matching an eye-catching blazer with figure-flattering black jeans. You can choose a longer jacket to cover your hips or opt for a cropped version to show off your lower body. To balance a curvier lower half, you can also keep accessories high on the body to draw attention upward for a leaner overall effect. Try sparkly chandelier earrings, a pendant necklace or a glittering, skinny scarf looped multiple times around the neck.​

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House Party

Current/Elliott The Fling Jeans
Destroyed jeans and a biker jacket are cool for house parties. Current/Elliott

When attending a casual house party this winter, whether for New Year's Eve celebrations or just because, you'll strike the right notes of comfort and style in casual separates that touch on current trends. Simply pair go-to, distressed jeans (the ultra-ripped pair pictured here is by designer Current/Elliott) with an easy top, biker-style jacket and cute flat shoes.

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Casual Night Out

Frame Denim Inez skinny jeans
Skinny jeans and a fitted jacket are stylish for a casual night out this winter. Frame Denim

Sometimes, it's nice to take advantage of time off at the holidays to book casual get-togethers. If you're going out casually with friends this holiday season, this chic and simple outfit will get you there in style. You'll never go wrong with an easily cuffed slim-leg jeans and a basic tee, especially when you match them with a perfect-fitting, winter-weight blazer and your favorite high heeled shoes.