Ellie Thumann’s Red Plaid Look Is a Demonstration in Holiday Party Dressing

Follow her lead for your next gathering and opt for classically elegant pieces with a pop of red or gold.
Ellie Thumann poses in a yellow, black and white leather jacket and smiles softly for the camera.

Ellie Thumann.

The holidays are just about here, and the season is already in full-swing. The post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas period is always replete with our favorite festive parties of the year. The holiday party is in a league of its own when it comes to festive decor (think Christmas trees, lights, wreaths, etc.) and glamorous themed outfits (red, green and gold are undeniable fashion staples).

While we love the opportunity these gatherings present to flaunt our best seasonal style, we also know the planning can result in some unavoidable stress. If you want to look your best, but styling isn’t your forte (or causes you more worry than its worth), we’ve got some good inspo that might just get you through the next few seasonal celebrations.

Ellie Thumann stepped out in New York City the other day in a Ralph Lauren outfit that was the very picture of holiday dressing. She paired a simply black turtleneck with a red-and-black plaid wool mini skirt, which served as the perfect pop of Christmas color to make the look a seasonal favorite.

She took her holiday look to Ralph’s Coffee, one of the brand’s famous cafés in the city, where she posed with her coffee for a handful of photos that she shared to her Instagram.

Thumann’s message with the outfit was clear: It doesn’t take extravagance to curate a good holiday party look. Opt for a couple of classic winter fashion pieces and a pop of seasonal color, and you’re set.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.