Holiday event season is officially in full swing. From festive cocktail parties and office shindigs to family dinners and Christmas morning brunch, you’ve got a lot to dress for. Don’t overthink it, sugarplum. We’ve picked out 12 style essentials you can mix into your wardrobe to revamp your look.
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1. Sparkly Statement Pumps
Stand out from the crowd in these glittery Romy 100 pumps from Jimmy Choo. Pair with a basic black dress for a yuletide night out or dress up your office party attire with a sparkly pop.
2. Golden Goddess Midi
This Pleated Lamé Midi skirt from Elizabeth and James is the perfect piece to ring in the New Year. Outshine the ball drop and match the champagne in this gold number that will surely become a go-to piece in 2017.
3. The Essential Holiday Handbag
You can’t go out without your essentials. Fit it all in this chic and versatile Fleming Convertible Shoulder Bag from Tory Burch. Wear it with the cross-body strap for a daytime look or without the strap as an evening clutch.
4. Shimmery Shadow Palette
Your eyes will twinkle under the mistletoe with Urban Decay’s NAKED2 Eyeshadow Palette. These metallic shades are bright enough to top off any holiday ensemble but natural enough for any day of the year.
5. The Snowflake Sweater
Whether you’re walking in a winter wonderland or caroling with the choir, keep warm in this cozy cardigan from New York & Company.
6. The Jacquard Jacket
Classic and refined, this Black Watch Jacquard Jacket from Brooks Brothers will be a style staple for years to come. Pair it with velvet skinnies and a pair of flats for an office party look that’ll sleigh.
7. The Perfect Party Dress
This subtly sexy cocktail dress from Express has a sweetheart neckline, mesh overlay and gold dot pattern that will make you the (jingle) belle of the ball.
8. Velvet Skinny Cords
These luxe corduroys from Brooks Brothers are made with plush velvet—a soft, tailored shape that’s the best of both worlds.
9. The Cozy Capelet
Top off any holiday look with this faux-leather trim swing cape from Ralph Lauren. Perfect for a sleigh rides through the snow or roasting chestnuts on an open fire.
10. Next-Day Skin Rescue
Stayed out too late on New Year’s Eve? Want a fresh face on Christmas morning? Apply Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate at bedtime and wake up with a youthful glow.
11. Kitty Cat Activity Tracker
Count your steps in style with this black cat scallop activity tracker from Kate Spade. Its cute kitty face might just help you keep your resolutions this year.
12. Leather & Crystal Choker
Make a statement in this mixed-media choker necklace from Neiman Marcus. Tie the leather strap loosely in the back for a refined look or wrap it around the front for a head-turning choker effect.