Look Chic & Festive This Year With This EPIC Holiday Capsule Wardrobe!

Holiday Capsule Wardrobe 2023

‘Tis the season for holiday outfits! Whether you’re searching for Thanksgiving outfits, Christmas outfits, Hanukkah outfits, New Year’s Eve outfits, or just want to add a few festive accessories to your wardrobe, this post is for you! If you’re an email subscriber, you know that each season we release spring/summer and fall/winter capsule wardrobes full of the must-have pieces to help you fill those wardrobe basics checklists. This Holiday Capsule Wardrobe is a little different…instead of focusing on basics, we’re sharing those exciting pieces you can pair with the basics you already own so that you can build the most stylish, chic, and festive holiday outfits.

By the way…we have a NEW lookbook with 40+ outfit ideas that will make it easier to get dressed for every occasion you have on your calendar this fall/winter. Including some the pieces you see below! All you have to do is sign up for SMS messages here to receive your password to access the lookbook here. If you’re already on the list, you were already sent the password via text!

Don’t forget that you can shop all of our holiday gift guides here if you’re ready to tackle your holiday shopping!

Holiday Capsule Wardrobe 2023

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We’ve included a wide range of dressy and casual options for whatever kind of celebration you have planned. Even though many of these are specialty pieces, you’ll be able to wear them year after year. Find all of the links to these items below…

Tops & Sweaters

I own half of these tops/sweaters and they’re all wonderful additions to your holiday wardrobe! The green Farm Rio top and blue one-shoulder sweater are both such pretty, vibrant colors that look great on all skin tones.  The black velvet halter top is a nice, sexy option that you can wear under a blazer or jacket. The burgundy sweater has the prettiest embellishment details. And the black sequin sweater is perfect if you want to add a little sparkle without going over the top!

Dresses & Bottoms

Whether you’re looking for a dressy or casual option for your holiday party, these dresses should cover your needs. How gorgeous would that green dress be for a holiday wedding?! If you’re looking for more casual options, I linked some below.
I included a pleated skirt, silky skirt, and a leather skirt that will easily pair with pieces in your closet. But I linked some fun, sequined options below too!
These sequin joggers are SO good…you can easily dress them up or down. I love the deep navy color of the velvet Veronica Beard pants. And any of these jeans are a wonderful choice. Tip: If you’re ordering the black coated jeans, make sure you size up TWO full sizes.


There are a lot of options here so choose one that really calls to you and that will elevate all of your holiday looks. The black wrap coat comes in a couple of colors. The velvet Veronica Beard blazer matches the pants from above. The sequin blazer is a fun option. The deep green shearling coat or black faux fur jacket will add some fun texture to a look. And I love the deep burgundy color of the affordable leather jacket. I also just bought a gorgeous new puffer that you can see in action here and shop the whole look here.

Accessories & Jewelry

Metallics are really having a moment right now so this Strathberry bag will be something you can wear through the winter too for a perfect, trendy pop. If you’re looking for something more affordable, the Rebecca Minkoff envelope bag is a great option and SO versatile!
I shared quite a few jewelry options at different price points but if you’re going to buy one thing, I highly recommend a pair of statement earrings. I also love both rings…they’re by two of my favorite jewelry brands, Monica Vinader and Dean Davidson. You can use code EBUSBEE20 to get 20% off at Monica Vinader and code BUSBEEDD15 at Dean Davidson for 15% off!

Boots & Shoes

All of these shoes are lovely options for the holidays but the most versatile are the Stuart Weitzman sock booties! I’ve owned mine for years and wear them with everything from jeans and pants to skirts and dresses. For a trendy option, try the Mary Jane flats. Or if you’re looking for something super glam and luxe, the Mach & Mach heels are gorgeous!

If you have a specific holiday event coming up and want more help finding the perfect piece, leave a comment below. We’re happy to help!

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13 thoughts on “Look Chic & Festive This Year With This EPIC Holiday Capsule Wardrobe!

  1. I’ll be spending the winter holidays in Northern Europe. I will go to the opera, see my family for the holidays and then skiing, but I would like to minimize my suitcase. What are three outfits to bring to be warm but perfect in these three different occasions?Thank you!

    1. Hi Maria! How exciting for your upcoming holidays! I’d suggest picking from this capsule, your favorite sweater or blouse, jeans or black pants, the lovely green dress, and long black coat that will easily pair with everything. Gloves and ear muffs too if it looks like you will need the warmth, and black boots that will work with both outfits. For skiing, your gear is going to take up more space of course… but we’ve included an idea for that in our new password-protected resource that you can find right here | I hope this helps, and I hope you have the BEST time on your trip! ~Team Busbee

  2. love all of this! would love tips on how to use and work with the green bag. also a look book for the capsule wardrobe would be handy. thank you

    1. Hello, Sara, thanks for sharing your feedback! We just featured the green bag right here!

      It’s a neutral enough color that it actually goes with more than you’d think…but it’s unique shape really helps it to stand out and elevate any look! ~Erin xo

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