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It's that time again. Time to a firm up a solid holiday-party outfit. Sure, you could throw on the little lace something that's occupied your closet for a decade. Or! You could go all out in a pair of sequined pants. To keep you from spiraling into a how-do-I-wear-that? meltdown, we've rounded up seven fun, unexpected, totally baller outfit ideas.

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Mix sparkles with sweaters

It's all about mixing textures, folks. Go for the unexpected in a pair of shimmery trousers, a relaxed knit sweater and a crisp blazer.

Get the look: J.Crew pants ($198); Uniqlo sweater ($80); Elizabeth and James blazer ($495)

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Pair metallic pants with silky tops

Really, anything shiny wins. Temper the rest of the outfit with a dark draped blouse and minimal heels.

Get the look: ASOS pants ($63); BCBG Max Azria blouse ($111); Sam Edelman shoes ($130)

FancyPants Palazzo

Add a pop of sparkle to all white

If your style is more about shine in moderation, go for an ethereal monochromatic look. Say, white palazzo pants and a half-tucked slouchy sweater, topped off with a punchy clutch.

Get the look: Alice + Olivia pants ($298); Vince sweater ($259); ASOS clutch ($81)

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Couple plaid with faux fur

Plaid is rad. Especially when topped with the coziest-ever coat and accented by sharp patent-leather heels.

Get the look: Tommy Hilfiger pants ($80); INC faux-fur jacket ($190); Kate Spade pumps ($298)

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FancyPants Culottes

Give culottes a chance

Is that a skirt?! Nope. Keep it comfy with this style--just balance it with a little sparkle up top and a flash of color on the bottom.

Get the look: Tibi culottes ($350); Michael Stars tank ($168); Vince Camuto heels ($129)

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Suit up

Borrow from the boys. Go bold. Own the party.

Get the look: Express blazer ($128) and pants ($80)

FancyPants Jumpsuit

Or (Jump)suit up

An entrance-making one-piece is never not a good idea. This little number is by Valentino (sigh), but anything with a sleek cut and a pop of color works.

Get the look: Oasis jumpsuit ($100)

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