Holiday Party Style

The Holiday party season has officially begun. Whether you’re working the red carpet circuit (like Zoe Saldana) or just making the office party rounds, Holiday style is in high demand. Make your statement this season with a touch of sparkle: embellished necklines, a sequin skirt or a shimmering bag. Take a pop color, like orange crush, out for a spin, but pair with neutrals to keep things balanced and season-appropriate. Try out the menswear trend with a cropped, yet classic tuxedo blazer. Finally, add fancy footwear like a daredevil wedge or an edgy loafer to take on the trends. Wherever you party, make sure you stand-out with these calling card pieces:

1. Barbara Bui Dress ($3860)
The style set’s go-to for cocktail chic, ALICE by Temperley’s embellished silk dress will make a dazzling entrance this party season. Pick out the gold embroidery and colorful beading with an eclectic stack of mismatch bracelets, opaques and ankle boots for a cool-girl finish.

2. Lanvin Watersnake Mini Cabas Tote ($2150)
Sophisticated snake prints dominated recent runways, and the Lanvin Watersnake Mini Cabas Tote is a bold way to work the look. This tote is on every fashionista’s hot list.

3. Helmut Lang Tuxedo Blazer ($595)
Trending tuxedo. Menswear inspired, but finished in femininity, this tuxedo jacket is a classic made new for 2011. Pair with skinnies and booties for a fresh-faced interpretation of the iconic suit jacket. Putty gray with single hook-and-eye closure, puckered sleeves, and padded shoulders.

4. Burberry Prorsum Anglesey Monk Wedge ($950)
Big for summer, bigger for Holiday. The wedge is this year’s stand-out shoe. These loafers get their lift from a sky-high six inch wedge heel. A square toe, woven texture, and chunky heel finish this wedge with uptown edge.

5. Preen Knife Skirt ($910)
We’ve got a crush on…orange crush. Wear Holiday to spring, this wool skirt has a color that will brighten up the dullest day, not to mention a dull party. Knife skirt with wrap front, pleating, and two side patch pockets.

6. Nina Ricci Embellished Neck Top ($1490)
Sparkle and shine. Everyone needs a Holiday glow. Get yours with sequin details like this embellished neckline. Layer this pale pink blouse with a blazer for day and shed it for night. Lace trim at bottom with ruching along neckline, tonal underlay and sheer silk overlay. So feminine!