How to Wear Holiday Colors–Without Looking Tacky

We all have those "Did I really wear that?" moments. Let's not repeat, so stay on-trend this season with our style guide. Read on to learn how to incorporate red and green into your holiday outfits without looking like an elf.

Red and green holiday outfits
Dark green neck scarf photo

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Green Knit Scarf

As fun as a reindeer-and-Santa print can be, keep it simple and chic with this knit scarf that can be worn all winter long. The super-soft fabric is oh-so cozy, and the deep green color can adapt to almost any outfit combination. You'll love staying cozy (and stylish!) with this cold-weather essential. ($15, usually $22; modcloth.com)

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Red poncho with ruffles photo

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Asymmetrical Ruffled Poncho

Ponchos add sophistication to your winter style, and we have our eyes on this fashion-forward option from Macy's. The soft fabric helps keep you warm, while the loose fit allows you to layer without getting too hot. You'll still look festive at all your holiday gatherings thanks to the rich red color and asymmetrical ruffle detailing. ($38, usually $50; macys.com)

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Green lace cocktail dress photo

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Green Lace Dress

Have a holiday party coming up? This fit-and-flare cocktail dress is just what you need. The intricate lace design and deep-v neckline add a fun twist to your party attire. All you need now is a pair of strappy heels and you'll be ready to head out the door. Choosing your party dress just got a whole lot easier with this made-for-the-holidays outfit. ($178; nordstrom.com)

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Red cocktail dress with slit photo

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Red Cocktail Dress

All eyes will be on you when you step out in this red cocktail dress. Its simple design makes it easy to accessorize with dainty jewelry and tassel earrings to add some shimmer and shine to your outfit. We suggest pairing it with a faux-fur cream bolero to ward off the winter chill. If you're looking to make a statement at your next formal holiday soiree, look no further than this dress. ($49; lulus.com)

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Wide-leg pants in green photo

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Green Wide-Leg Pants

We are obsessed with these green wide-leg pants for their versatility. Pair them with flats and a comfy sweater for a laid-back look, or dress them up with heels, a bodysuit, and a jacket for girls night out. You may also want to pick up a pair in burgundy, too—just so you have the holiday colors covered. ($31; amazon.com)

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Red sweater with balloon sleeves photo

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Red Balloon-Sleeve Sweater

While it's officially sweater weather, that doesn't mean you have to opt for a boring piece. Instead, take your outfit up a notch with this ribbed turtleneck sweater. It's available in three shades (black, white, and red), but we especially love the red option for the holiday season. Balloon sleeves + cozy sweater = add to cart. ($59; urbanoutfitters.com)

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