Holiday Dressing 2020 Edition: Guest Contributor Erin Stoll of Style Thief Fashion

Hello! I'm Erin with Style Thief Fashion and I am so thrilled to collaborate with sapahn! They asked me to create some easy holiday outfits featuring three of my favorite bags: Pepper, Mini M and Staney

I had so much fun styling these bags! They are so versatile which is exactly what I'm looking for in a handbag. My goal with Style Thief Fashion is to help you see your wardrobe in a different way by using what you have to create multiple looks.  I love showing how to style pieces in multiple ways for lots of different occasions from casual, to work, to date night. Sapahn bags are the perfect finishing touch for any look because they are so easy to dress up and down. I know our holidays are going to look a little different this year, so I wanted to pull together comfortable, easy to achieve looks using items you already have in your closet. Even though many of us won't be going to holiday parties this year or hosting big family gatherings, I still believe that you can find stylish ways to dress up and be as festive as you want! 

Outfit 1: Monochrome Magic

My first look is basically my winter uniform: Denim, a cozy sweater and a great pair of boots! This is the perfect outfit for all your holiday errands. I chose my warmest sweater so I can skip wearing a coat (one less thing to worry about as I go in and out of stores!) And whenever I shop, I love to take a bag that isn't too big and heavy and allows me to have my hands free for all the shopping bags I'll be carrying! 😉 Pepper is the PERFECT bag for this because it can be worn in multiple ways. I especially love it as a backpack. Its big enough for all the shopping essentials: wallet, lipstick, phone  (and a snack!) but not super bulky. My whole look is pretty monochromatic, and I love how the indigo bag pops against the neutral palette. Adding a pop of color is the easiest way to add interest to even the simplest outfit, and Pepper brings the whole look together. 

Outfit 2: Classic Casual

My next look is one of my go-to "formulas" that always works for special occasions like a casual holiday gathering to date night: Denim, a fun blouse and heels. This is an outfit combination I reach for again and again when I want to be dressed up, but not TOO dressed up! For this look I chose my dark cropped denim jeans (go for a darker wash for a more dressed up look, or swap out lighter wash or distressed for a little more casual feel) and paired them with a beautiful floral blouse (don't forget to French tuck to bring in your waist!) and bow sling-back heels. This look is great for a casual Christmas Eve at home, or a holiday brunch with your girlfriends (yes, even if its just over zoom!) I paired this look with the Mini M. Use it as a crossbody when you have to carry in all those presents (hands free!) or use it as a clutch for an elegant, evening bag. I chose black for the Mini M because it's a classic color that never goes out of style and looks great with everything!

Outfit 3: Cozy Elegance

For our final outfit I wanted to put a comfy, cozy spin on a holiday look. I love styling two pieces into an evening look. Instead of wearing a dress, I often choose separates because you can really get creative and find dozens of ways to wear them. I chose my favorite pleated black midi skirt and an oversized cozy sweater to wear with heels. The fabric and pleats make the skirt feel elevated, and the sweater brings the look down just a notch so that its not too over-the-top. It's all about balance! The heels keep it dressed up, and with some layered necklaces and a bold lip, the look is extra festive. I loved how my red lipstick popped with the neutral colors, so my red Staney bag is the perfect accessory for this look! My favorite way to wear the Staney is as a belt bag. It looks so chic, adds just enough color to the outfit and my hands are free to drink champagne and open presents! 

No matter what your holiday plans look like, I hope these looks inspired you to get creative in your own closet! Sometimes all you need is a great bag to complete your look. I showed you three different looks with three of my favorite sapahn bags, but honestly, any of of these bags would look perfect with each outfit. Imagine how gorgeous the indigo Pepper would be with the floral top. The black Mini M is a classic combination with a black sweater and boots, and the red Staney is perfect with anything! 

I'm so excited that one lucky winner will receive their very own Staney bag to wear this holiday season and for years to come! To enter the Staney Bag giveaway, visit Sapahn's instagram page or my instagram page (@stylethieffashion) for details! 

Happy Holidays! 

Photos:  @taurahorn
Clothing: @themixshoes