Get in the holiday spirit with these festive outfit ideas

It's the most wonderful time of year!
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By Bobbie Thomas

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With the holiday party season in full swing, our Style Squad's Bobbie Thomas is here to help you take your festive style from kitschy to cool. From light-up sweaters (yep!) and party pants to turtlenecks and twinkle-toe sneakers, she’ll show you how to pull it all together with ease.

Merry and bright light up sweaters

Before you dismiss these playful knits as too silly to be stylish, hear us out. Trust in the power of a pair of chic faux leather leggings to instantly add polish to any casual holiday sweater— especially these fun battery-powered styles.

Xhileration "Kiss me at Midnight" Sweater, $28, Target


Hue Leatherette, $44, Nordstrom


Trouve Faux Leather Leggings, $79, Nordstrom


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Light Up Snowman Sweater, $35, Amazon


HO HO HO Light Up Sweater $30, Kohls


Honeydew LED Light Up Sweater (3 colors) $68, Nordstrom


Dance all night party pants

Give your LBD or favorite mini the night off and step into a pair of stylish (and comfy) pants. Luxe fabrics like velvet and lame offer up a dressy alternative to your usual holiday party ensemble. Pair yours with pumps and a fun top (think fringe or sequins) for a comfortable look that will have you rocking around the Christmas tree all night long.

Shimmery Velvet Trousers, $69, Zara


Metallic Jersey Joggers, $79, Gap


Sequin Pull On Pant $99, Eloquii


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Twinkle toes

Dump your pumps and lace up a pair of glitter or sequin-covered kicks that will make even the most basic look feel fun and festive. Sparkle is everywhere this season, and iconic footwear brands like Converse and Vans are offering a seriously glammed-up twist on their classic designs. Don't be afraid to step into this statement, a pair of happy feet can look surprisingly fun and chic with your everyday simple basics.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sequin High Top Sneaker, $70, Urban Outfitters

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Chunky Glitter Sneaker, $65, Vans


Keds x Kate Spade kick start glitter sneakers, $90, Keds


Tretorn 'Camden' glitter sneakers, $88, Anthropologie


Twisted sequin and velvet sneakers, $45, Topshop


Merane-N, $35, Aldo


Jille, $65, Aldo


TODAY Style Squad member and author of "The Power of Style," Bobbie Thomas shares the buzz about beauty, fashion and more on TODAY and at Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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