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Holiday Haute List

  • Jumpsuit, Press,

    Michael David Adams

    Rule: Velvet Is Old-School

    Break it: Forget your grandma’s velvet. Let loose in a cool jewel-tone jumpsuit.

    Shop this look:

    • Jumpsuit, Press, , $115
    • Earrings, , $35
    • Necklace, , $48
    • Ring, , $78
    • Shoes, Klub Nico, , $186
  • Michael David Adams

    Rules: Holiday Sweaters Are Cheesy & Frocks Are Required

    Break the sweater rule: For a bit of glitz, try a winter-white knit with beaded sleeves.

    Break the dress rule: Turn up your trouser game with a celebratory champagne flute print.

    Shop this look:

    • Sweater, , $160
    • Pants, , $129
    • Earrings, , $49
    • Ring, , $65
    • Shoes, , $170
  • Michael David Adams

    Rule: If You're Going to Wear Metallic Makeup, Go With Gold

    Break it: Shimmery shadows are not one color fits all. Try gunmetal, bronze, copper or rose gold for a twist on traditional.

    Shop these shades:

    1. Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette in Keep Calm & Wear Gold, drugstores, $8
    2. NYX Professional Makeup Baked Shadow in Ambrosia, , $6
    3. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Extreme Shimmer Shadow & Liner in Gold Nude, drugstores, $12
    4. Milani Fierce Foil Eyeshine in Naples, , $11
    5. E.l.f. Cosmetics Prism Eyeshadow, , $10
    6. Ardell Beauty Sensual Eyeshadow Palette in Let's Live, , $13
    7. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics in Aluminum Foil, drugstores, $9
  • Michael David Adams

    Rule: Blazers Are Strictly 9 to 5

    Break it: Get the party started with a bold jacket. Take it down a notch by pairing with jeans.


    White House Black Market, , $160


  • Claire Benoist

    Rule: Don't Be Too Matchy-Matchy

    Break it: Coordinating your mani and clutch is a fun, fresh idea. Look for similar or complementary colors.


    Clutch: , $31. Pair with Essie Gel Couture in Gold Gilding, , $11.50 (not pictured).

  • Michael David Adams

    Rule: It's Not a Party Without Sequins and Sparkles

    Break it: Lose the bling—twist and shout in this fringy number instead.

    Shop the look:

    • Dress, , $198
    • Earrings, Danielle Nicole, , $38
    • Cuff, , $168
  • Michael David Adams

    Rules: You Have to Be Super Edgy to Wear Dark Lipstick & When It Comes to Necklaces, Bigger Is Always Better

    Break the lipstick rule: Don’t be intimidated by deep red and purple hues—they are universally flattering.

    Three easy-to-wear lipstick options:

    1. Wander Beauty Lipsetter Dual Lipstick & Liner in Bold in Beijing, , $28
    2. Mary Kay Gel Semi-Shine Lipstick in Apple Berry, , $18
    3. Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds in Dynamite Red, drugstores, $7.50

    Break the necklace rule: A delicate, layered look is simple yet chic. Mix textures and metals to make things interesting.

    Tip: “Space necklaces 1 to 2 inches apart to avoid tangling.”

    —Michelle Bar, founder and creative director of Barbela Design

    Shop the necklaces (top to bottom):

    • , $59
    • , $90
    • , $19
  • Claire Benoist

    Rule: It's High Heels or Bust for the Dance Floor

    Break it: Luxe details and high shine on fancy flats make for happy—and comfy—feet.

    Shop this shoe:

    Jewel Badgley Mischka,, $60

  • Velvet Faux Wrap Dress

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    Velvet Faux Wrap Dress


    Maggy London, , $128

  • Metallic Polka Dot Tulle Midi Dress

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    Metallic Polka Dot Tulle Midi Dress


    Adrianna Papell Dress, , $269

  • Luella Cigarette Pant

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    Luella Cigarette Pant

    These party pants have the perfect hint of sheen. Dress them up with a silk blouse and pumps or dress it down with a cozy sweater and loafers.


    For Love and Lemons, , $185

  • Plaid Ruffle Mini Skirt in Double-Serge Wool

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    Plaid Ruffle Mini Skirt in Double-Serge Wool


    J.Crew, , $118

  • Allison Navy Bodysuit

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    Allison Navy Bodysuit

    Try this bodysuit with a pair of high waisted jeans and booties for a sleek and sexy look. Pair with statement earrings to keep the neckline clean.


    Cami NYC, , $218


  • Adona Velvet Ornament Detail Pumps

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    Adona Velvet Ornament Detail Pumps


    Karl Lagerfeld Paris, , $149

  • Adalric Tank

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    Adalric Tank

    This silk cami pairs perfectly with a blazer and trousers to transition from work to your holiday festivities.


    Babaton, , $68


  • KELLY Pearl Stud Cross Body Bag

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    KELLY Pearl Stud Cross Body Bag

    This handsfree studded bag allows you to sip and dance all season long.


    Topshop, , $50


  • Convertible Crossbody Pouch

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    Convertible Crossbody Pouch


    G.I.L.I.,, $89

  • Leo Velvet Envelope Clutch

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    Leo Velvet Envelope Clutch


    Rebecca Minkoff, , $95

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    MARIA flats

    These menswear inspired flats add a little sparkle to your holiday outfits without killing your feet.


    Isola, , $109.95


  • Hazel Pointy Toe Pump

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    Hazel Pointy Toe Pump


    Sam Edelman, , $119.95

  • Adona Velvet Ornament Detail Pumps

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    Adona Velvet Ornament Detail Pumps


    Karl Lagerfeld Paris, , $149

  • Georgia Bootie

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    Georgia Bootie


    Steve Madden, , $149.95

  • TInsley Tassel Earrings

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    TInsley Tassel Earrings

    Statement earrings can complete any look. Pop your look with a festive tassel earring.


    Baublebar, , $38


  • Prisma Chandeliers

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    Prisma Chandeliers


    Rebecca Minkoff x Stella& Dot, , $59