HOW TO WEAR IT | My philosophy for the holiday season? You can never have too much sparkle. This sequin tee is a genius party-season staple and works right into any occasion. Wear it to work under your blazer. Try it at home with a pair of jogging pants or jeans. Rock it with a long black maxi and strappy heels. No matter what invites come your way, this sparkly stunner will be a perfectly festive focal point.
OUR PICK | Sequin Blouse, $39.99, H&M
HOW TO WEAR IT | No need to spend a fortune on the real deal. Faux fur has come a long way and is the perfect way to add glam to any outfit. Wear it to dress up a plain coat, or draped over the shoulders of your little black dress. So cozy. So super cute.
OUR PICK | Faux-Fur Stole, $45, ALDO
HOW TO WEAR IT | If you're one of those women who've been contemplating a jumpsuit for the past several season, I've got good news for you - the jumpsuit is still here and better than ever. My favourite 2015 version is the tuxedo jumpsuit - with lapels to give it structure, smart pleating to flatter your curves and a belted detail to give definition. Basically, as reliable as your LBD but way more modern-looking.
OUR PICK | Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $69.99, H&M
HOW TO WEAR THEM | There's nothing inherently practical about a super strappy shoe, which is exactly why it's perfect for party season. A lace-up shoe (either flat or high-heeled) will make you look like you made an effort which will automatically score you style points with your cocktail party compadres.
HOW TO WEAR IT | Fashion fiends will fall hard for this fun faux-fur topper. We love the rich shade of merlot, the extra plush fur, and the simple silhouette, guaranteed to make heads turn at your next holiday do.
OUR PICK | Faux-Fur Jacket, $79.99, H&M
HOW TO WEAR IT | No instructions required. It's like a disco ball and a unicorn had a baby with this bag. Can you even?
HOW TO WEAR IT | Whether you opt for a dressed-up statement or just keep it classic with black, the turtleneck is one piece that everyone needs this season (see last week's post for the new ways to wear it). I'd wear it to a festive fête under a dress, with a pair of velvet pants or with a midi pencil skirt and boots (see below).
HOW TO WEAR IT | If you love to dress up but don't love showing too much skin, a sequin skirt is the perfect party option. Wear it with an oversized sweater or sleek turtleneck and boots and you'll look party-ready every single time.
OUR PICK | Sequin & Knit Midi Skirt, $79.95, Le Château
HOW TO WEAR THEM | If there's one jewellery star this season, it has to be the earring. Whether you go for bold danglers or choose edgy ear jackets, remember this mantra: go big or just stay at home. We're loving this XL ear cuff from Le Château, guaranteed to draw loads of oohs and aahs at your next party. Oh, and if you're wondering whether to wear one or two, we suggest one (on your fave picture-taking side, natch).
OUR PICK | Gemmed Ear Cuff, $19.95, Le Château
HOW TO WEAR IT | Picture it: a roaring fire, classic carols floating out of your iPod, and you with a festive cocktail in hand, killing it in these velvet pants. Pour you another? Don't mind if we do.
HOW TO WEAR IT | Whether you go sleeveless or full-sleeves, why not try a winter white blazer this season? We love the drapey silhouette of this crepe tuxedo blazer, perfect for brightening up a simple black base.
OUR PICK | Modern Crepe Tuxedo Blazer, $129.90, RW&CO.
HOW TO WEAR THEM | Our favourite party moments are those unexpected surprises. Stun the crowd by pairing fun ankle boots with your dress this season. Whether you go for sleek black or sparkly, these boots are made for dancing.
HOW TO WEAR IT | Okay, so people might hate you for looking so perfect. Sure, it's a little bit, 'Oooh, look at me, I'm a Ralph Lauren model'. And it might be just a tad, 'My Christmas card is way better than your Christmas card.' But in the end, isn't it the memories that matter? And the fashion? And the omg, I totally have to have this dress.