'Tis the season for big spending. Once you go through your list and check it twice, your bank account doesn't feel very merry. It takes another hit in the moments after you open your closet and realize you have nothing to wear to all the upcoming social happenings. Office parties, potlucks, and gift exchanges: Each invitation comes with its own dress code, specific set of moving parts, and the pressure to pull off looking memorable. Don't mind us, we'll just be stress-eating candy canes in the corner.
The answer to all these seasonal woes lies in some simple fashion math: One shiny bauble can inspire seven looks; one colorful clutch can complement three tops that are already in your closet; one fuzzy scarf can bring new life to your LBD. A single party-ready accessory can liven up your wardrobe and save you from the financial strain of the one-dress-per-festivity trap.