I prefer separates that offer extra mileage over a specific outfit for holiday events. Some of these are classics that are forever essentials, like a velvet blazer, while others are more of the moment that are just festive, fun and special…like the metallic pleated skirt. These are pieces that work well mixed with most closet staples to dress up or down, or as an ensemble if the matching pant or top are desired. Another route is an embellished skirt or lace cropped pant that have the power to go from a casual gathering, with perhaps a simple black sweater and flats, to a more dressed up affair with heels and an equally special top. The good news is all of these pieces are available at a wide range of price points making it easy to decide where to splurge and where to save.
The Kooples Velvet blazer
Topshop Unique embellished skirt
Christopher Kane metallic skirt
J.Crew lace pants