If you already own a handful of chic little black dresses, there’s no need to spend a lot of time and money updating your wardrobe for the festive season. A flattering, well-fitting frock is the perfect foundation piece for any gathering on your list. Just add one or two bright, on-trend extras and you’ll be sure to shine whether you’re headed to a school concert or a New Year’s bash with friends.
There’s nothing better than a festive clutch that’s also stylish enough to rock year-round. Make sure to buy one with a built-in shoulder strap for maximum versatility!
The find: Ela Mini MILCK clutch
Oversized, chandelier earrings are the perfect addition to any party look. Look for lightweight or clip-on designs and your earlobes will thank you!
The find: Aldo Roose chandelier earrings
Instead of wearing a sparkly or sequin-covered dress, which will undoubtedly add to your dry cleaning bills and is too memorable to wear often, why not add holiday sparkle with an eye-catching pair of heels?
The find: Call It Spring Etenavia shoes
Believe it or not, a chic headband or metal crown can be easy to pull off; try one that lies flush against your head to make a subtler statement. And, it’s the perfect accessory to distract from a rough hair day.
The find: Zara wide bejeweled headband
A great belt adds waist definition and polish to your look. Forgo everyday leather; chain belts are an easy way to introduce shine and texture to a plain dress.
The find: Reiss Charlie metal chain belt
Patent leather boots add a fun texture and, depending on their height, will work equally well with miniskirts and midi dresses. The only challenge will be taking them off after a long evening of dancing!
Long drop earrings
If colourful, oversized jewelry is not your thing, you can still make a statement with long, shoulder grazing danglers that move when you do.
The find: Simons bead quintet earrings
Plaid and velvet are classic elements for adding a festive touch to any look. Wear them together in a flat and you’re set to go from work party to family dinner.
The find: J.Crew plaid ankle strap d’Orsay flats
Solid black tights might be your standard go-to, but why not have some fun by pairing novelty, textured hosiery with your LBD? Besides, wearing tights is an easy way to keep warm enroute to the party!
The find: Spanx metallic shimmer tights
The 90s are still having a huge fashion moment. A pretty velvet choker works with almost any outfit — even on high necklines, they can be layered on top of the dress material— and automatically frames your face with a pretty splash of colour.
The find: Dannijo Vix Red velvet chocker
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