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Thursday, April 18, 2024

‘Tis finally the season to bring out your holiday best for every cocktail party and family gathering. When picking the perfect outfits for the holiday season, think versatility and embellishment with key accessories to create looks that will transition between friends and family.

The season’s most popular accessories can add holiday sparkle to dresses already hanging in your closet. Last year’s New Year’s Eve black dress can become this year’s Thanksgiving or holiday office party frock by pairing it with a jewel-toned cardigan, animal print or faux fur cover-up. Wear your dress to a funkier gathering by pairing it with a full neck of jewels or a feathered hair piece.

When shopping for new pieces to add to your holiday wardrobe, keep trends and wearability in mind. If your celebrations take you south, a thin, animal print scarf may be a more sensible option than a fur collar. The heat will force that fur collar to stay in your closet and you to make an unplanned trip to the mall. If you’re headed north for the holidays, keeping your legs warm under a cocktail dress has never been more fun. Patterned tights add an interesting accent to plainer dresses while lamé or sequined leggings make a bolder statement. Minimize accessories by focusing on one trend and carrying it through the entire look. A sequined dress or animal print silk top is enough to make a statement without overdoing it.

The holiday season is by nature full of light and glitter. Accessorize smartly to avoid the risk of being confused for an ornament.

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