We’ve all said it: “I have nothing to wear!” Shopping for new holiday party outfits each year can be a budget breaker, especially if you don’t attend alot of formal events. That’s why I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to spice up your staple LBD for a great holiday look. Don’t have the dress yet either? We’ve got you covered there, too!
I tend to gravitate toward more classic dress silhouettes and jewelry, but when it comes to accessories, this is the easiest and most cost-effective area to go trendy!
I seldom wear statement jewelry, but keep a few pieces on hand for special occasions. A great statement piece can really make a holiday outfit pop! I love these items because they’re great with a simple dress, but can also be worn to up the ante for afterwork drinks! Just don’t wear too many of these pieces at once or they can overwhelm your outfit. These are my favorite statement jewelry pieces:
Simple Styles From Stella&Dot
Sometimes the simplest styles are the best ones. These items can be worn from day to night, with an LBD or a sweater. I love the simplicity of these pieces because they make for great layering and go well with more detailed dresses. If you’ve got a hot sequin number, the last thing you want to do is pile on! Here are my favorite simple jewelry pieces:
Life’s Short, Buy The Shoes
Shoes can determine if you’re dressing a classic dress up or down. When it comes to these accessories, I love to add a pop of color or sparkle – they can really make a dress feel fresh again. I have a collection of shoes that I only wear with formalwear – it makes them feel more special plus I always have a selection that’s already broken in for big events! This is also a great way to wear a current trend like embellished heels or velvet! Here are my favorite shoes to amp up your LBD this year:
Buy The Bag, Too!
I like to pick up fun clutches when I see them on sale so I’ve always got something when a party pops up! They’re also a fun way to dress up jeans for a girls’ night out! Beads, sequins and other embellishments make these statement bags the perfect holiday party accessory. Here are my favorite party clutches right now:
My Favorite LBDs Right Now
I’m a firm believer in buying great dresses when you see them – not when you need them. I find it takes the stress out of shopping for parties and occasions. Something as classic as a Little Black Dress (or even a Little Navy Dress) is a closet staple! Don’t have the dress yet? Here are some of my favorites this season:
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