A modern approach to dressing for festive gatherings is incorporating pieces that are special enough to stand out but still versatile enough to dress down. I would just as quickly toss on these leopard sandals with a pair of jeans, or the cardigan over black cropped pants. And how pretty would the velvet clutch look with gray flannel or tweeds? I also wouldn’t hesitate to make these earrings my go-to with everything from a crisp white shirt and pants to a warm weather vacation ensemble with a loose pony tail. The slip dress is another multi-functional piece looking clearly elegant on its own but creatively pulled together layered over a slim turtleneck and flats.