They're coming — the holiday invites. One by one, they arrive in our inbox via the excitement of coworkers, close friends, not-so-close friends, old chums, family, and so many others. At first, you think, Ooooh, party!, but receive enough and it's more like, Oh. Party. What you need is a plan: a clear idea of what you'll wear to each fete and what you'll bring the host (besides the same ol' boring bottle of wine). That way, you'll be free to enjoy the season for what it really is — an excuse to eat, drink, and be cozy.
To prep for this endless celebration, we teamed up with Pier 1 Imports and made a list of the seven shindigs you're likely to meet between now and New Year's. Then, we put together outfits that are perfect for each one and sourced useful (not wasteful) presents that each host will appreciate. We know it's not easy being popular around the holidays, but someone's gotta be the life of these parties. Why shouldn't it be you?