Dressed to Impress: Men’s Holiday Style

The holidays are here once again. Wherever you may be, dressing accordingly is key. Seasons change and so is what may be considered “seasonably appropriate” in terms of attire. This guide will discuss men’s holiday styles that will help you easily put together your wardrobe for not just the holidays, but also the winter as a whole. 

We’ll discuss the holiday staples that you can wear along with the colors and fabrics that match perfectly for the season. Ready to get started? Let’s take a look now at the following men’s style guide so you can give yourself the gift of the perfect holiday season style.

Classic Holiday Wardrobe Staples (and a more casual approach)

The holidays can be great for putting together classic staples. If you are having a holiday get-together either at the office or with friends and family, it’s always a good idea to put together the perfect style. For example, a tailored suit complete with crisp dress shirts, neckties or bowties, and leather dress shoes would be the perfect attire.

You could also include accessories as well like leather belts in either black or brown - depending on the color of pants you plan on wearing.

Seasonal Colors and Fabrics

There are different kinds of appropriate colors and fabrics that will go quite well with winter. Of course, it wouldn’t be the holidays without the usual red and green. Moreover, you might want to aim for richer shades of red and deeper shades of green. 

You may also consider including metallic colors such as gold and silver for that holiday touch. It’s also a good idea to think about what kind of fabrics that you want to wear for the holidays (and the entire winter season). The tried and true options include wool and tweed because of their abilities to keep you warm.

These can also be used for layering along with different fabrics. If you want that touch of luxury, you can opt for a high-end fabric like velvet.

Trendy Twists on Tradition

Of course, no one has to stick to the rules of tradition if they don’t have to. For that reason, it gives you more freedom to put a little twist on traditional holiday fashion. For example, you can add statement accessories such as pocket squares or cufflinks. 

You can also mix and match patterns if you are in search of a more contemporary look. Whatever style suits your personality and preferences, you can add a little personal touch to it just as long as you don’t make the common holiday fashion faux pas.

Smart Casual Options

If you want to opt for something more casual but stylish, you can certainly do that as well. You can wear something like Vintage 1946’s Heathered Rib Henley along with a comfortable pair of dress trousers or anything similar that can complement that holiday style. In other words, you don’t have to go all out in terms of dressing sharp for the holidays.

Likewise, you could aim for stylish sweaters or cardigans. These can be matched with a pair of chinos or well-fit trousers. For footwear, you can aim for a pair of comfortable loafers or stylish boots to maintain a laid-back but polished look.

Navigating Dress Codes

While the holidays (or any season changes) are a common occurrence, navigating the dress code in a professional environment can be a challenge. That’s why you can still be able to put a holiday twist into your work attire without violating any dress codes. For example, you can wear a holiday-themed tie while wearing dress shirts of white or certain seasonably appropriate colors like red or green. 

Of course, it may be a good idea to consult with the right person who is responsible for such rules and regulations at the office. If the dress code allows dressing casual, you can fall back on the henleys, sweaters, khakis, chinos, and so on.

For holiday events, the dress code may be similar. Dress casual, nothing too formal. You can exercise your option to wear suits if you want to up the style game.

Either way will do. But it would look silly to appear at a work holiday function wearing a t-shirt and jeans.


The holidays may present style challenges. But the good news is you can conquer them accordingly. The examples above of what to wear should give you an excellent idea of what to put together. If you need a few seasonably appropriate options, see what 1946 vintage has to offer to give your holiday style that sharp, stylish touch.