Casual Get-Together — For something casual at your S.O.'s roommate's sister's place, there's no need to get all dressed up. Feel free to wear your favorite flats and a colorful, structured jacket with your dress. Just up the class factor with some shiny jewelry.
Mulberry Tassel Lace Up Black Suede, $402, available at Mulberry; H&M Jacket, $32.25, available at H&M; Topshop Gold Stripe Dress, $120, available at Topshop; Armani Exchange Opaque Tights, $20, available at Armani Exchange, $20, available at Armani Exchange; Kara Ross Imprint Resin Cuff, $113, available at Charm & Chain.
Cocktail Attire — If you can get away with a bare leg during the holidays — we say do it. There's no better time to rock a sparkling, sheer sock with your booties (it's one of our favorite trends this season!). An oversized double breasted blazer gives your playful look a bit of severity.
Aldazabal Bead Fringe Circle Earrings, $180, available at Neiman Marcus; BCBG Harlow Mini Envelope Clutch, $34.80, available at BCBG; Ted Baker Montil Velvet Blazer, $420, available at Ted Baker; Topshop Gold Stripe Dress, $120, available at Topshop; Club Monaco Gold Socks, $12.50, available at Club Monaco; H&M Boots, $39.95, available at H&M.
Formal Affair — It's totally possible to get away with a short dress during the holidays for more formal affairs. Just make sure that you've got fairly classic accessories (and a great evening coat!) to dress things up.
Jean-Michel Cazabat Metal Toe Pump, $275, available at Intermix; French Connection Narnia Faux Fur Coat, $249, available at French Connection; Topshop Gold Stripe Dress, $120, available at Topshop; DANNIJO Talford Necklace, $420, available at Dannijo; Aldo Gerke Clutch, $24.49, available at Aldo.
Market Research by Willow Lindley