To achieve a Holiday Party look all you really need to do is add some bling, sparkle, and/or shine! This could be through jewelry or by adding jackets, sweaters, or scarfs with sheen or metallic elements to them. You'll see below that I also added patterned tights & heels, but you could easily achieve the same looks with non-patterned tights & flats or a kitten heel shoe.
All of these looks will also work for the professional environment, but I would recommend toning down the "glitzy" pieces for the office.
- For a quick & easy "wear to the office" look, I simply added a long teal cardigan, large black belt, peach statement necklace layered with a gold chain, patterned tights & dark teal pumps. Comfortable & easy to achieve!
- I kept it simple again for this Holiday Party look. I added a yellow & crystal statement necklace & layered that with a long strand of pearls knotted with a silver chain. Again, I stuck with the black belt & patterned tights to add texture, & I wore my platform ankle heels. I keep saying "Holiday Party" look (due to the time of the year), but of course you could wear something like this for a night-on-the town, cocktail party, or similar occasion.
- I'm torn between this look & number 4 as my favorite! This look would be more for the Party situations because the jacket really dresses it up. The jacket is a gorgeous champagne color with a sheen finish & it's one of those pieces I truly LOVE! I have the pearl & crystal necklace on again (seen in Part I as well), & kept with the patterned black tights. I know you can't see it, but I choose to wear the same animal print wedge you see pictured in number 4. Although, typically I would want to wear a heel to a party occasion, I loved how the animal print shoe mixed with the jacket. Again, I know I'm a big fan of mixing colors, & this ensemble lacks that, but trust me, the mixing of the patterns & textures made this a beautiful outfit! (The picture doesn't do it justice at all! Just saying!)
- Sweater look familiar here?! Yep, you got it...its the bargain sweater from this post! Yet another way you can wear it (clapping emoticon here)! Have you ever thought about putting a sweater over a dress? Look how great it works! Just be careful that you use a "fitted" sweater rather than one that is too "boxy". Everything else on this outfit is the same as number 3, I just changed out the jacket for the sweater, & I love the outcome!
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Long story short - there are a ton of options for this dress & any dress that is similar. I could have kept going with more options, but I think you get the point.
I'd love to hear from you about what these examples may inspire you to put together! Please also leave a comment below if you'd like to know any specific brands of anything you see pictured.