Holiday Trenches + Hostess Gifts

Photo by Annie Shak

Growing up, my parents begged me to dress up for Christmas Eve. During my stubborn years, I wore my fanciest pajamas (Barney-themed, obviously). And during my tween years, I snagged my big sister’s stilettos.

Fast forward to adulthood, and I’ve got my own fancy favorites for the holidays. Among them is a white trench that dresses up even the most casual pieces. Try pairing a classic coat of yours with simple heels and a festive beanie for your family’s holiday parties.

Bring a small hostess gift with you, even if it’s your parents hosting. Try a holiday bouquet (combine evergreen and berry branches), or a bottle of wine.

Click on the links below for outfit inspo…







Coat: J. Mendel. Look for less at Nordstrom here ($198), here ($149) + here ($159) & Bloomingdales here ($402) + here ($177) // Beanie: Anthropologie // Shoes: Christian Louboutin (look for LESS here)// Berry Branches: Pottery Barn // Linen Wine Bags: Restoration Hardware

Photos by Annie Shak