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There’s plenty of cause for excitement during the holiday season, and let’s be honest — the outfits play a big part. Where holiday gatherings with family friends may have been kept to a minimum last year and a grandiose ensemble might have been furthest from mind, consider this your moment if you’ve yet to make a return to opulence.

It’s typically all about the sparkle this time of year, and now, there’s no better time to rethink what that means. Rather than reaching for just another sequined-out dress, consider playing around with how to weave that glitz and glam into your outfits this year. Maybe it’s a crystal-encrusted heel, or the piping of your dress, or gigantic bow-shaped earrings (yes, they exist). Then, feel free to let smaller items such as your shoes or handbag handle the bursts of color in your look, if you’d rather keep the rest of your outfit on the neutral side.

For those willing to go all out, we of course completely support dressing head to toe in red as well. From statement dresses to awe-worthy accessories, these pieces will take the stress out of your holiday outfit shopping, so you can focus on snagging the right gifts for your loved ones.


Kurt Geiger Mini Snake Kensington

$185

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This green handbag with a black dress will be your best duo this season.

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Aggi Krystal Asparagus Dress

$343

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The only thing this mini dress needs is the perfect pumps.

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Paco Rabanne XL Link Necklace

$576

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Not into ultra dainty pieces this season? A bedazzled chunky chain should do the trick.

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Amir Taghi Hannah Top

$450

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Skipping dresses this year? A sequined blouse is equally effective.

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D’Accori Lust Mules

$669

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These are practically an ornament for your feet.

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Heiress Beverly Hills Diamante Strap Dress

$168

While you may opt for modesty with family, you can pull out this mesh number for holiday socials with friends.

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Isaac & Moore Phone Purse

$750

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Yes, even your cell phone deserves a seasonal makeover.

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Frasier Sterling Sweet And Sour Earrings

$38 $29

These earrings are every updo’s best companion.

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Tamara Mellon Comet Pumps

$1,095 $799

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Pair these with the most minimal of dresses, because they deserve to be the star of the show.

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Benedetta Bruzziches Pina Bausch

$985

Finally, an evening bag that fits all your necessities.

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Area Bow Crystal-Embellished Earrings

$394

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Holiday dressing is all about having fun. And here we have Exhibit A.

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