Show-Stopping Outfit Ideas for Every Holiday Party

The holiday season is in full swing! With holiday parties coming up, many of us will find ourselves asking the age-old question: “What should I wear?”

Don’t worry—whether you’re going to a casual get-together or a more formal affair, Ohio Valley Goodwill is here to help you dress to impress and spread holiday cheer at any party!

Here are some of our favorite outfit ideas for some of the most common types of parties you might attend this year:

Beige Holiday Sweater from Goodwill

Sweater from Goodwill

Festive Holiday Sweater Party

“Tacky” holiday sweater parties are a fun tradition that seems to get better and better each year. It’s easy to get into the holiday spirit when you’re sporting a sweater decorated with glitter, tinsel, bows, bells, reindeer, Santas, penguins, Christmas trees, presents, poinsettias, gingerbread men, and other “tacky” holiday embellishments! Gather up your friends or family members and go shopping at a Cincinnati thrift store like Goodwill to see who can find the best holiday sweater. Ohio Valley Goodwill is a treasure trove for gently-used holiday sweaters in all styles and sizes, but you’ll need to stock up soon to get the best picks of the season! Be sure to show off your holiday sweater finds with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging @CinciGoodwill!



Mannequin dressing in brown fur vest with pink pants

Brown sweater from Goodwill

Brown sweater from Goodwill

Office Holiday Party

It can be tricky to know what to wear when your workplace is throwing a holiday party. The key is to stick with office-appropriate pieces while adding a festive flair. Check your existing wardrobe for classic holiday colors such as red, green, silver, or gold. Then, upgrade your regular work outfit with accessories like red shoes, a faux fur vest, or a holiday-themed brooch to adorn a blazer or scarf. Look no further than Ohio Valley Goodwill for stylish and unique accessories at budget-friendly prices!



Sparkly t-shirt with red sweater from Goodwill

Sparkly T-Shirt from Goodwill

Classy Holiday Cocktail Party

When it comes to the holidays, the more sparkle, the better! If you’re headed to a dressy holiday party this year, get your glitter on in a sequined cocktail dress or blouse from Goodwill. Or, let your accessories steal the show with a sparkly statement necklace, bracelet, or clutch. Ohio Valley Goodwill has the glamorous cocktail dresses and accessories you need to make a dazzling entrance at your next holiday soirée!

Silver bracelets from Goodwill

Silver bracelets from Goodwill


From tacky holiday sweaters to stylish cocktail dresses, Ohio Valley Goodwill is your Cincinnati thrift store destination to find fashionable clothing and accessories at bargain prices. If you’re searching for a last-minute outfit for a holiday party, Ohio Valley Goodwill has you covered. Our stores and boutiques are updated daily with fresh inventory, including many clothing and accessories that come to us in “new-with-tags” condition!

Remember, when you shop at Ohio Valley Goodwill, you’re also helping people in your community gain skills training and employment support so they can go to work. That’s a wonderful reason to shop and save at Goodwill during the holidays and all year round! Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill retail store location here. Happy shopping!