Whether you’re ready or not, the holidays have officially arrived. Thanksgiving has come and gone, my tree is up, and the stockings are hung. Now, come the holiday parties. If your calendar looks anything like mine, the next few weeks are one big whirl of cocktail parties, gift exchanges, and other festivities. The only way I know to prepare for this kind of back-to-back scheduling is by getting my closet party-prepped ahead of time. The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about what to wear, right?
The key isn’t to re-think your entire wardrobe but rather to put together an arsenal of holiday go-to’s that can easily be mixed and matched with items you already have in your closet. Thanks to many late-nights spent shopping on Moda (they have an entire edit of festive party wear!), I’ve put together a great mix for this year’s party circuit. For me, holiday go-to’s are all about the details – rich fabrics (think: this velvet skirt), bold color, and touches of sparkle. This year, that kind of thinking has translated to several new additions, including these plaid pants, this one-shoulder top (can easily be dressed up or down), this super sparkly dress, along with plenty of red (see: these leather pants). And for the nights, when I succumb to all black, I’ll reach for shiny extras in the form of earrings like these or these for a festive touch. The good news is that there’s no shortage of options and – even better – you can score a lot of it on major sale right now.
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Photos by Lindsey Weitzel
This post was sponsored by M’Oda ‘Operandi. All opinions are my own.