5 Dazzling Styling Tips For The Party Season

The LBD can only take you so far…and if we read another story about cocktail rings or party pumps, we might just take an olive skewer to the eyeball. But seriously, looking party-pretty is a high-stakes game during the holiday season. With your social calendar fit-to-burst in the coming months, it's important to plan smart, think glitzy, and stand out from the other metallic-dress-wearing partygoers. Here are five sneaky styling tips that will help you squeeze the very last bit of oomph out of your going-out wardrobe. Master these, and let the good times roll!
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Boys Club — A buttoned-up black-and-white outfit is so, so adorable. Keep things slim and short, so you don't get confused for the wait staff.

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Coat Check — Make your outerwear count! Especially if you're party hopping, you might not want to take off your coat at each event. A chic topper can be a godsend for ladies who don't want to wait at the coat check.

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Perfect Peacocking — 'Tis the season to really go for those ball-busting trends, like mixed prints. If you've been too timid to try it so far, holiday parties are the perfect opportunity for getting a little wild with your look.

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Textural Healing — An LBD can be made loads more interesting in a fun texture like faux leather. A velvet topper keeps things festive.

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High Wattage — If your dress is ho-hum, make sure you turn up the volume with your accessories. Neon shoes and clutches feel unexpected at night!

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