It's pants! It's tights! No! It's leather leggings! Put this multitasking wardrobe staple to work all week long, from dinner to shopping to a casual movie night.

THURSDAY: DINNER AT CARACOL

This may be a more serious version of what you know as Mexican food, but the festive vibe is definitely on at this Galleria-area eatery. Get inspired by the hot flavors on the menu and think Sofia Vergara: glamorous hair, sexy stilettos and red lips.  An all black ensemble looks especially elegant against the colorful decor and works double-duty in case some of chef Hugo Ortega’s decadent ceviche accidentally makes its way onto your blouse. 

Clockwise from top left: Valentino strappy leather pumps, $1145 at Saks Fifth Avenue; Leggings, similar styles available at BCBG; Silk blouse, $59.95 at H&M; MAC red lipstick, $16 at MAC Cosmetics; Alexis Bittar earrings, $217.75 at Nordstrom. Givenchy clutch, $1,345 at Neiman Marcus.

FRIDAY: SCREENING OF SILENT FILMS THE RINK AND THE BOAT AT DISCOVERY GREEN

Check out comedic genius Charlie Chaplin set to a live, original score by Texas composers and musicians. Express your own inner screen siren without saying a word: wedges will keep your legs long without sinking you into the park’s grass, and a poncho coat will keep you cozy as you snuggle with your leading man.

Clockwise from top left: Steve Madden Destiin booties, $79.95 at Steve Madden; Burberry poncho, $1,395 at Burberry; Simone Perele 'Celeste' bra, $89 at Top Drawer Lingerie; Leather messenger bag, $99.90 at Zara; Darelle cashmere sweater, $395 at Club Monaco.

SATURDAY: SHOPPING AT NUTCRACKER MARKET

It’s an annual holiday tradition but there’s no need for a Christmas sweater, or anything red, for that matter. Green works, especially neutral, nature-inspired shades of evergreen masterfully layered over black and cream. Be prepared to walk and walk and walk some more as you peruse this year’s offerings at the NRG Center. Cool kicks are a smart choice, so you can concentrate on your Christmas list instead of achy feet. 

 

 

Clockwise from top left: Topshop coat, $105 at Nordstrom; Sweater, $98 at J.Crew; Adidas Extaball sneakers, $75 at Adidas in the Galleria; Alexander Wang mini fanny pack, $495 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

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