10 Ways to Holiday-ify Your Little Black Dress
Huzzah! You don’t need a new one for every single event
So you just glanced at your holiday calendar and noticed you’ve got a bazillion and one parties from now 'til January 2. (Um, rejoice?) And here’s the really tricky part: You’ve got one LBD to see you through it all.
Luckily, we love a sartorial challenge. All you need is a healthy sprinkling of sparkle (i.e., accessories) to take it to the next level. We’ve rounded up a few of our faves, from a sophisticated little tote to some head-turning booties (oh, and a diamond, of course).
AN EMBELLISHED MINAUDIÈRE
Matte beads subtly suggest “life of the party” (rather than screaming it).
A FAUX-FUR STOLE
No, your textured topper doesn’t have to come off with your overcoat.
Ann Taylor ($80)
A STATEMENT RING
Everyone you know will show up to this month’s slew of cocktail events wearing a massive bib necklace. If obvious bling isn't really your M.O., try a sleeker option. The Possession ring from Piaget--set with one brilliant-cut diamond that spins around a rose-gold setting--is subtle and sophisticated but also totally festive. Best of all? A glittering ring has season-to-season appeal, so you can wear it long after the holiday-party circuit is over.
Piaget (from $2,420)
A SPARKLY HEEL
Silver sequins, meet Swarovski crystal flowers. We dare you not to smile.
Dolce & Gabbana ($748)
Not to be outdone, these embellished Mary Janes are a festive choice when major heels just aren’t in the game plan. (Looking at you, city sidewalks.)
Miu Miu ($865)
A REGAL HEADBAND
Take Pinterest-inspired side braid. Add light-catching hair accessory. Enjoy hours of compliments.
Oscar de la Renta ($350)
A TINY TOTE
The crossbody strap means you can go hands-free at the office party--essential during the marketing-versus-accounting dance-off.
Dagne Dover ($225)
SCARLET RED LIPS
You’ve heard it before, you’re about to hear it again. The fastest way to update your look? Red lipstick.
VELVET ANKLE BOOTS
Three words: Happy New Year.
Urban Outfitters ($99)
A GLIMMERING IPHONE CASE
And finally…when you don’t want your technology to feel left out.