10- Maxi Skirt
Elegant and warm, a Maxi Skirt is easy to dress up for cocktails. Choose one with a high waist, and A line shape one to play up the long length, and nipped waist, and be sure to wear your top tucked in. This look is instantly slimming, making you look taller and thinner, something we could all use during the holiday season! Wear with your hair up and statement earrings for a dressier occasion. For a little sex appeal, flash a little skin by wearing with a tank, or open back top. Alternatively, pick a maxi skirt with a slit. Another added bonus of a maxi skirt is that your legs will stay warm!
9- Sequined Blouse
A versatile piece, you can wear with a black pencil skirt and heels for a cocktail party, or with jeans and boots for happy hour. Great for layering, (like under a velvet blazer) a sequined blouse is a easy way to add color and pizzaz to winter's drab wardrobe. And if you are wearing it with a close fitting pencil skirt or tight jeans, chose a flowy, loose top. The movement will make the sequins sparkle, and it's more forgiving when you've had too many gingerbread cookies.
8- Beaded or Mesh Cross Body Bag
The beads, mesh, and sequins makes this bag festive enough to wear to a cocktail party, and the cross body style keeps you hands free to hold egg nog or give hugs to friends you haven't seen in a while.
7- Velvet blazer
Not only is this a holiday essential, it is a winter essential. Soft, warm, and touchable, velvet adds a sensual touch to winter's covered up wardrobe, and itchy materials. Be sure to choose a color that is dark and deep, like wine red or eggplant purple, for a classic regal look.
6- Statement Jewelry
It takes even the most boring outfit to the next level, and in a flash! You wake up late and don't know what to wear to work. Just throw something on, and add statement jewelry, and viola, you look pulled together and fashionable!
5- Embellished Cardigan
Practical and cute, a beaded or embroidered cardigan sweater keeps you warm, and looking stylish. They are also very versatile! They can be worn with jeans and flats on any given Sunday afternoon. Or worn over a cocktail dress with heels for cocktails. Their loose fitting boxy shape is off set by the above the waist length, giving them ideal proportions to wear over a dress, or with a longer tank top, and low rise jeans. They come in so many different varieties like with detachable fur collars, or beading and rhinestones embroidery, and are often made of cozy materials like cashmere and angora. What's not to love!
4- Suede Shoes
The Holidays are all about sensuous and luxurious materials, and suede is just that. Whether it is unexpected strappy sandals in suede, or sexy knee high boots, wearing suede shoes adds an extra level of understated polish, with out being too dressy. Suede is great for toning down sparkle, and bringing your over the top outfit back to earth.
3- Sequined or Metal Chain Belt
This instantly dresses up any outfit, and adds some sparkle. Take any black outfit your wore to work, add a sequined belt, and you are ready for cocktails. It's that simple!
2- Snake Skin Clutch
This is the ultimate accessory this holiday season. And your options are endless. You can go conservative, with a black or neutral colored one, or wild with a bold colored one. Can't decide? You can even choose a patchwork one, like those from Carlos Falchi. Small, big, it doesn't really matter, as long as it is snake skin it is luxurious and chic (and trendy).
1- The UGLIEST Christmas Sweater you can find
It's so tacky, it's trendy. The newest holiday fashion statement is the ugliest Christmas sweater you can find. Just be sure to pick one that is so ugly people will know not to take it seriously.