Picking the perfect outfit for a festive gathering can be a bit tricky. Trying to choose something that gets you in the holiday spirit without making you look like a walking cliche, and making sure that you choose pieces that can be worn more than once a year. A simple tip to avoid those pitfalls? Start with a classic winter staple, like a cable knit sweater, and pair it with patterned pants that can easily fit in with the holiday decor. Throw on a pair of simple flats and you’re set!