How To Dress Up Your Harem Pants

Feeling holiday party fatigue yet? Us too, but that doesn't mean that we want our party outfits to start looking tired. So, instead of running out and spending all day searching high and low for yet another festive frock, just reach into the back of your closet and pull out some of your old faithfuls: a crisp white blouse, your fave suede boots, and your tried-and-true harem pants. These three essentials may not be celebration worthy on their own, but when paired with a statement making wide belt, like Satine's Jeannie Lee did late last week, the combination is simple, sophisticated, and an unfussy way to tackle the holidays in style.
1. Sleeveless blouse—Worn under a bright cardi or a leather jacket, this elegant and easy top will be an MVP all winter and spring.
Current Elliott The Commodore Shirt, $231, available at Madison, 8745 West 3rd Street (at Robertson Boulevard); 310-275-1930.
2. Harem pants—You know you have a few pair of these comfy black pants in your closet so bring them back into rotation this winter with a dressed up belt and heels.
Elizabeth and James Cropped Pipe Pants, $245, Revolve Clothing, 8452 Melrose Avenue (at North Croft Avenue); 323-944-0311.
3. Suede ankle booties—A low-heeled suede bootie makes perfect sense for an L.A.lass: Easy to wear while running around town for work and perfectly dressed up for a Christmas cocktail party after dark.
Acne Pistol Boot, $559, available at Creatures of Comfort, 7971 Melrose Avenue (between North Edinburgh and North Hayworth avenues); 323-655-7855.
4. Wide belt—You don't need to splurge on an Alaia to achieve this incredible belted look. Just cinch your waist with this more wallet-friendly option and you'll be the outfit envy at any event this season.
Buckle Accent Belt, $8, available at Forever 21, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (at Highland Avenue); 323-462-8500.

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