In our lovely diverse country, a variety of holidays are celebrated with very different foods and traditions.

But two things remain fairly consistent, regardless of religion or culture during this joyous time: Winter weather and the incentive to dress up in our best holiday fashions.

As we prepare for a month of butter-laden delights, we can’t help but think about what we’re going to wear to these events even if its to see far-flung relatives we only encounter once a year. (Oh yeah, and of course all the holiday office parties!)

For holiday style inspiration, who better to look to than our favourite celebrities? Put together your winter ensembles with these 10 holidau style ideas as seen on the stars.

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  • Peplum Top

    Ashley Madekwe dressed up a pair of jeans with a embellished peplum top.

  • Metallic Coat

    Actress Evangeline Lilly arrives at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala wearing a red-bronze metallic blazer.

  • Brocade Dress

    Jennifer Lawrence arrives at the 38th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards wearing a gold and white brocade dress with asymmetrical hemline.

  • Winter White

    Model and actress, Molly Simms wears a flattering white dress at the Los Angeles Fashion Show & Dinner.

  • Plaid Scarf

    Kate Middleton rocks tartan paired with a red coat.

  • Riding Boots

    Who knew riding boots and a flashy sequin dress paired so nicely? Taylor Swift performs in an odd pairing that just works!

  • Tweed Skirt

    French actress Virginie Ledoyen wears a slimming tweed skirt to the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week.

  • Toggle Coat

    “Vampire Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev wears a festive red toggle coat with ex-boyfriend, Iam Somerhalder, as they shop for a Christmas tree.

  • Fingerless Gloves

    Madonna sports a pair of fingerless gloves while hanging with Steven Tyler during the Stella McCartney Spring 2014 show.

  • Pumps

    Designer Lauren Conrad looks darling in a black mini dress, tights and pumps as she attends the D&G Flagship Boutique Opening in support of The Art of Elysium.

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  • Trench Coat

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  • Leather Motorcycle Jackets

  • Leather Motorcycle Jackets

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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Karolina Kurkova attends Brooks Brothers and Town & Country with The Cinema Society host a screening of 'The Great Gatsby' at HBO Screening Room on May 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

  • Leather Motorcycle Jackets

  • Leather Motorcycle Jackets

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  • Think Pink

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  • Oversized Coats

  • Oversized Coats

  • Oversized Coats

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  • Capes

    A model walks the runway at the Valentino Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week on March 5, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

  • Academically-Inspired

    A model walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger Women's Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Park Avenue Armory on February 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

  • Over-The-Thigh Boots

    Entertainer Beyonce performs on stage during 'The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour' at the Barclays Center on August 3, 2013 in New York, New York. Beyonce wears a blue dress and boots by Pucci and hosiery by Capezio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Parkwood Entertainment)

  • ‘60s Mod

    A model walks during the Temperley London’s RTW collection.

  • Pleated Skirts

    A model walks the runway at the Calvin Klein Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

  • Hats

    A model walks the runway at the BCBGMAXAZRIA Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 7, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

  • Menswear Fabrics

    Model Erin Wasson walks the runway during Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2013-2014 at Grand Palais on July 2, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)

  • Emerald Green

    Actress Sofia Vergara attends 2013 CFDA FASHION AWARDS underwritten by Swarovski at Lincoln Center on June 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for Swarovski)

  • Oversized Coats

    A model walks the runway at the Michael Kors Autumn Winter 2013 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

  • Leather

    A model walks the runway during the Mulberry Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2013-2014 show as part of the London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013/14 on February 17, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

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  • Amber Heard

    Amber Heard arrives at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

  • Amanda Seyfried

    Amanda Seyfried sighted leaving her hotel in London on August 13, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/FilmMagic)

  • Shaun Robinson

    TV personality Shaun Robinson attends LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER Los Angeles premiere, hosted by TWC, Budweiser and FIJI Water, Purity Vodka and Stack Wines, held at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on August 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)

  • Bella Thorne

    Actress Bella Thorne attends the premiere of Screen Gems & Constantin Films' 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on August 12, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

  • Kimbra

    Recording artist Kimbra attends the 1st Annual Founders Party for the Invisible Children's 4th Estate Leadership Summit at Royce Hall, UCLA on August 10, 2013 in Westwood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

  • Christina Hendricks

    Actress Christina Hendricks of 'The Pirate Fairy' attends 'Art and Imagination: Animation at The Walt Disney Studios' presentation at Disney's D23 Expo held at the Anaheim Convention Center on August 9, 2013 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)

  • Rochelle Humes

    Rochelle Humes seen shopping at Lipsy on August 8, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Neil P. Mockford/FilmMagic)

Peplum Top

A peplum top or skirt is a perfect statement piece to add to your holiday wardrobe because it adds the right amount of femininity and glam that differentiates it from your everyday winter outfit. Brit model Cara Delevingne showed us exactly how a black and gold peplum jacket can completely transform a pair of black skinny pants into a holiday-worthy outfit.

Metallic Coat

If you want to make one hell of a statement entrance at your holiday party, step in from the cold in a metallic coat. Metallic textiles in gold, silver and bronze made their presence known during fall 2013 previews with designers such as L'Wren Scott and Balmain showing their holiday spirit. “Goop” founder and clean eating zen princess Gwyneth Paltrow showed us how to rock winter silver in an Alice & Olivia brocade swing coat that screams, “I have arrived! Now bring on the eggnog!” Or in Gwyn’s case, someone bring on the organic kale juice.

Brocade Dress

There’s nothing more holiday-inspired than a brocade cocktail dress. Just ask "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" actress Lily Collins who wore a lady-like gold and black brocade dress with a Peter Pan collar that was made for holiday mingling. You’ll be collecting compliments all night if you go brocade but make sure you lay off the finger foods. Brocade is not “I ate too many shortbread cookies” stretch friendly.

Winter White

It would be a sin not to wear our favourite virginal hue during the holidays, given how big this fall trend was on the runway. Model Alexa Chung obviously paid attention to the fall 2013 collections and wore a cold weather appropriate white Chanel tweed dress that would look great with a pair of tights to keep your gams toasty. Isla Fisher and Kate Hudson also embraced the winter white look in a simple mock neck frock and a chic knitted dress, respectively.

Plaid Scarf

A plaid scarf is innately festive, not to mention warm. Actress Michelle Williams brought the cheer with an oversized plaid scarf paired with a casual utility jacket and the Duchess of Cambridge herself, Kate Middleton, loves to wear her red and orange tartan scarf when it's chilly outside.

Riding Boots

Ah, the classic riding boot. The sleek footwear option has been around for a number of seasons now and there’s a reason for its endurance: This is one boot that can dress up or down an outfit. You can likely sub heels for a nice pair of equestrian style boots and look equally polished. Former “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively paired luxurious riding boots paired with a fur trimmed jacket and looked fabulous. Now if only we could bag her husband Ryan Reynolds...

Tweed Skirt

Menswear-inspired fabrics are huge this season so you’ll need a tweed skirt to add some texture to your holiday ensembles. Tweed is a great fall textile that is not only versatile but will shield you from the chilly winds. Actress Zoe Saldana followed two of our holiday style suggestions by pairing a supremely chic Giambattista Valli tweed skirt with a white puff sleeve top. (Now if only we could look half as chic as Zoe!)

Toggle Coat

We realize the big trend in coats this year is oversized but the holidays are all about tradition and so is the classic toggle coat. If you can get your hands on a red one, you’ll be all set for the holiday season as per “Vampire Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev who wore her red toggle coat Christmas tree shopping. How appropriate!

Fingerless Gloves

Fingerless gloves have been a fall favourite amongst the stars as well with Madonna being arguably their biggest champion. These gloves lend a bit of warmth but leave your fingers free to sign autographs as seen on actress Emmy Rossum and Sarah Jessica Parker. If you don’t need to sign autographs (which is most of us), they’re just generally stylish and fun additions to any winter ensemble but don’t let them become the centre of attention or risk looking like you’re trying too hard. Then again, Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld has been wearing them for years (in mesh form, no less).


Just because the weather is in the single digits doesn’t mean you can’t strap on a pair of pumps. Peep toe heels may look a little out of place but a closed toe pump with a cozy pair of patterned tights will look perfectly appropriate if you’re heading out to a holiday party or even to the office.

Take a hint from designer and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham who sported Wolford fan-patterned tights and black pumps as a practical and warm outfit.

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