The holiday season is in full swing, which means there are parties to attend and plenty of opportunities to dress up. However, when you're on a budget, shopping for new clothes for a holiday party can seem overwhelming. The costs of clothing, shoes, and accessories add up quickly, and before you know it, you've spent a small fortune on Vlone clothing to wear to just one event.

This year, don't overdo it! There are many options available to find beautiful clothing that will last you through the holidays and beyond. You can be stylish without losing your bank account bleeding!

What to wear to a party?

The type of attire you wear to an event varies, but two basic outfits work for most Christmas parties:

  • A cocktail dress in black, red, jewel tones, silver or gold 

Choose a dress with a metallic finish or dazzling sequin details, and dress it up with accessories. If you have multiple parties to attend, a basic black dress can serve you well and save money as you can easily change the entire look with your accessories without appearing to "recycle" your party clothing.

  • A nice pair of black pants paired with a fitted top

 If you already have a pair of pretty black pants, alternate them with one or two tops with festive and sparkly details to really help you stand out.

How to save on holiday party clothes

Avoid department stores and shop at thrift stores to save on your outfits. If you prefer to shop online, search for sites for daily deals, promo codes, and coupons before finalizing your purchase. While shopping for your vacation clothes, save as much money as you can on your main outfit and accessories.

Save on basic parts

Since you will only be wearing the dress or top multiple times, it doesn't make sense to pay a lot for these items. Plus, bargain stores like Marshall's, TJ Maxx, and Target offer beautiful, sparkly dresses and tops that look expensive. These parts may not withstand general wear and tear, but since you'll be using them infrequently, this shouldn't be a problem.

Save on accessories

When you're dressing for a party, you want your bag, earrings, necklace, and rings to really stand out. These accessories can "make" your outfit, and you don't have to spend a fortune on them.

If you don't know what to wear with your party outfit, I swear by these proven combinations:

  • A sequin clutch, statement cocktail ring, and simple long necklace

 This combination works especially well if you plan to wear your hair and your top or dress has a modest neckline.

  • Statement chandelier earrings, a wrist cuff, and a simple satin clutch 

 This combination works best if you plan to wear your hair or if your top has an open back.

  • A wide statement necklace and a mini bag on a long chain

 This is particularly nice if you are wearing a top or a dress with a plunging neckline.

  • Small rhinestone earrings, an antique brooch and a vintage clutch 

 If you like to wear vintage jewelry, an oversized brooch takes center stage at a party and works well on a sweater or cardigan. A set of vintage jewelry, such as earrings, necklace, and a bracelet, also wears work clothes at night.


You may not have many opportunities to accessorize your party after the holidays, so go for cheap jewelry and handbags. Thrift stores and consignment stores, as well as big box discount stores like Juice Wrld Merch, Target, and Walmart, offer a wide selection of accessories in a variety of colors and styles. Sam Moon and Claire also offer low-cost all-in-one accessory shopping.