Case in point? These 11 easy pieces from Shopbop. Pair Alexander Wang's neon lemongrass sweater with Vince's cobalt silk sweatpants for a sporty, at-ease take on holiday glam. Throw on a Chanel-esque jacket (in sweater form, so it's as comfy as it is cute) over trim tuxedo pants, and you'll look like a YSL muse in two minutes flat.
Click on to see more unexpected party picks. It's enough to make us wonder why we ever wriggled into that oh-so-binding silver-spangled dress...that made us blend in with the tinsel.