The holidays are a time for celebrating, socializing and just having fun, but if your fashion game isn’t on point, you might be missing out. Here’s what to avoid if you don’t want to be the laughingstock of Christmas parties and other holiday gatherings.

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Be comfortable, of course, but don’t slip into a daily attire of sweats and baggy sweaters just because it’s suddenly cold outside. Balance comfort with trying not to look too dumpy. Holidays are the best time to wear a chic outfit.

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Don’t Over-Accessorize or Dress Too Glitzy

You probably have a closet full of sparkly clothes that you’re saving for the holidays, but be careful about wearing too many at once. An entire glittery ensemble or too many holiday themed accessories will make you stick out like a sore thumb, and not in a good way. Also, the Christmas tree is supposed to be the most shiny thing in the house.

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Mismatching Reds

The holidays have long been the season for reds, but if you think all reds are the same, you’re sadly mistaken. If the shades don’t match up on an outfit that you think is monochromatic, you’ll end up looking like a lobster. Also, not every pattern can be mixed in one outfit.

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Pairing Sharp Accessories with Delicate Clothing

The holidays seem like a good time to pull out your more daring accessories, like that spiked bracelet you’ve been saving for the right time, but be careful what you wear it with. If you pair a spiky piece of jewelry with a cashmere sweater you may be making a dangerous and costly mistake.

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Wearing Too Tight Clothes

You know what happens in the holidays, you’re going to eat too much: turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, bacon and desserts. First thing you know you have to get up and dance a few hours, so don’t put your tightest dress or an outfit with a belt because you’ll probably feel like a cocktail sausage.

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Please don’t repeat these fashion mistakes. Try to find a balanced outfit. The best way to know if your outfit is on point? get advice from friends. Don’t worry; you don’t have to thank us. 😉