Here we go. Moving away from the ultimate in obvious comfort and stealing food from your own friends and family, let's get into some cute comfort. Sneaky comfort, even. Because we at HIPS would never steer you wrong when it comes to the holidays! (*subliminal messages about doing your shopping in resale shops and getting it done early, Josie and the Pussycats style*)


So you want to look cute at your holiday party, but you sure as heck don't want to sacrifice comfort, either! Well, this is the look for you! Beginning it is this short sleeve houndstooth topper jacket with a large foldover collar and black drawstring-style waist seam. There are two snaps for closing the piece visible from the outside as two asterisks, as if waiting for someone to comment on how cute it is. "Thank you!" you say. "It has pockets!" Because, y'all, it has pockets! The sleeves have extra fabric that folds out over the hem for a look like you've pushed the sleeves up without all that extra fabric sitting in your elbow ditch.


Did I mention it has pockets? The piece is fully lined in black, except for the backing of the waist seam, which is blue grossgrain ribbon. There is no stretch to this piece, which is machine washable on cold.


The pants and that amazing sequin shirt just peaking through? Also available. Also sneaky comfort.

Liz Claiborne Houndstooth Topper sz L