The holidays are a time of friends, family...and fashion confusion. Even the most stylish women can get thrown off by the extra demand of the holiday season: How do you dress for work knowing you're going straight to a party afterwards? How do you avoid buying a separate dress for every event? How can you look festive without relying on same-old red and green? The trick lies in a few simple accessories.
The After-Hours Switch
For work, start with a tried-and-true black pencil skirt paired with a black blazer and a top in a festive color. You could update a traditional look with a jewel-toned red or green, or go more modern with pink or blue. Grab an oversized bag (like this gorgeous Givenchy) to stash your after-hours accessories.
After hours, leave your blazer at the office. Slip your lipstick, phone, and wallet into a sparkly clutch and swap your standard work shoes for these Jimmy Choo pumps. Finish the look with dangly earrings and a pretty pendant.
The Golden Rules
You don't have to rely on red and green to look festive - try swapping your regular accessories for gilded versions. If there's a season when you can afford to overdose on sparkly shoes, glittery clutches, and shiny baubles, this is it.
P.S.- Don't be afraid to mix metallics! During the holiday season, silver and gold go together just like red and green.Pumps, 63 • Necklace, 155 • Earrings, 305 • Pouch, 100
Say Yes to the Dress
You don't have to buy a new dress to get a new look. Invest in a few key accessories, and your favorite little black dress will take you through the holidays. On Friday, try matching your makeup to your shoes: go for bright red pumps, a bold red lip, and a fresh scarlet manicure. On Saturday, wear it with sparkly pumps, a glittery clutch, and stacked beads or bangles. On Sunday morning, wear it to brunch with a timeless scarf and red suede flats. Check out our favorite picks on our Pinterest board!