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

Target

Hue Leatherette, $44, Nordstrom

Nordstrom

Trouve Faux Leather Leggings, $79, Nordstrom

Nordstrom

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Light Up Snowman Sweater, $35, Amazon

Amazon

HO HO HO Light Up Sweater $30, Kohls

Kohl's

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

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

Zara

Metallic Jersey Joggers, $79, Gap

Gap

Sequin Pull On Pant $99, Eloquii

Eloquii

Metallic Trousers, $65, & Other Stories

& Other Stories

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

Urban Outfitters

Chunky Glitter Sneaker, $65, Vans

Vans

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

Keds

Tretorn 'Camden' glitter sneakers, $88, Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Twisted sequin and velvet sneakers, $45, Topshop

Topshop

Merane-N, $35, Aldo

Aldo

Jille, $65, Aldo

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 Bobbie.com. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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