This holiday season always comes with plenty of opportunities to pull out all the stops and dress up for occasions that range from office parties to family get-togethers to social events and outings. You may even be able to sneak in a date night or two at your favorite restaurant.
While you can always play it safe with a little black dress, some pumps and a simple clutch, there’s no reason you have to this year. Instead, hop on some of the trends and go with either a dress or accessories that stand out in a crowd. Here are a few.
The graphic prints that are in this year keep dresses interesting — even when done in neutral grays and blacks, such as this dress from Halston.
Want to add a touch of color to your look while staying conservative with your dress? Add a jewel-tone accent with a wrap shawl, such as this red cashmere one, or a velvet belt, such as this blue corset belt from Anthropologie.
Speaking of jewels, abstract and geometric designs are big in jewelry, from the distinctive Vita Fede cones on this ring to the swirls on the Lia Sophia earrings.
Clutches offer another way to have a bit of fun with your attire, and Kate Spade is always fun. Check out these two happy holiday clutches.
As for shoes, you can’t go wrong with a bit of heel this season, whether in silver stilettos from Marskinryyppy or a simple black suede pump.