Coming up are some of the most exciting holidays and vacations to dress up for – especially for the stylish maximalist! This list, however, is not for those over-the-top looks where you go all out. Instead, I’ve picked a couple of easy-to-wear accessories and versatile frocks with knockout details to take everyday looks to the next level. These festive pieces can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.
1. Scallop-Trim Black Party Dress from JVLLY
I’ve lost count of the number of times I bought what I thought was the perfect party outfit at the last minute, only to end up never wearing it again. Nonetheless, this mock-neck LBD is so versatile and sophisticated that I feel quite confident that I’m getting my money’s worth. Those standout scalloped trims have convinced me that the frock can last for seasons.
2. Ditzy Floral Maxi Dress from Seoul Fashion
Fitted with long sleeves, this floor-length dress is reserved for the colder months. The ditzy florals lend a great potential to clash prints, layer up or show off statement coats. I’d match hemlines by adding a full-length fluffy coat, and top it off with ankle boots for a comfy combo.
3. Midi Teddy Coat from chuu
To bundle up for cold weather as stylishly as possible, you need a new coat, preferably a versatile and cozy one that’s as fashionable as it is functional. Getting in on the furry outerwear trend, my match would be this creamy teddy coat! I like the longer silhouette. It’ll look so cute with long dresses and even tights when it’s colder.
4. Pink Eye Shadow from A’PIEU
This rose-tone eyeshadow is not only a fantastic alternative to the “traditional” red and green festive makeup palette , the soft shimmer also makes it a luxe-looking base color for everyday looks. When it’s party time, just add more glitter!
5. Pink Puffer Jacket from Chlo.D.Manon
When the puffer jacket’s sporty silhouette meets bubblegum pink, the result is this adorable but polished topper. It pulls together casual outfits, but don’t just save it for dressed-down days. Layer it over your favorite LBD for a cool contrast!
6. Faux Pearl Choker from YUGGI
When you think of the pearl necklace, no doubt your mind instantly goes to more classic designs worn with a tweed suit. Breaking away from convention, the zigzag arrangement of pearls in this choker brings edge rather than a feminine touch. It’ll work well with everything from flouncy dresses to cozy knits.
7. Boxy Belt Bag from Chlo.D.Manon
The fanny pack trend isn’t new, and we’ve found countless ways to reimagine and style the handy carrier. This boxy pouch is one stylish accessory to swing over your shoulder, and will toughen up simple looks, feminine styles and everything in between.
8. Leopard Print Furry Tote Bag from MERONGSHOP
This fuzzy tote honestly makes me feel like the stylish shopper that I think I am, or at least aspire to be. It’ll come in handy for weekend shopping sprees, and pop against the backdrop of dark blues and grays that comprise my winter wardrobe.
9. Lugged Sole Ankle Boots from Wifky
Downright practical and easy to wear, boots are an absolute must-have for winter. Yet it can be hard to find a pair that wins in style and utility while also being office-appropriate. Go for a pair with lugged soles; they bring edge to all looks, and allow you to walk all day without worrying about hobbling home. Look out also for convenient zipper closure. Just slide them over leggings and pair with a sweater dress.
10. Tan Faux Suede Knee-High Boots from MONOBARBI
Comfort is key when it comes to boots. Just when I thought heeled boots couldn’t be comfortable and warm, these tan boots came along. From the luxe-looking faux suede finish and the block heel to the stretchy over-the-knee fit, it’s a cute pair that I’ll live in.