Small talk? You’ve got just the right conversation starters. Hostess gift? You found a wine the hostess will love. But is your closet ready for all the festive gatherings between now and January? Don’t worry. We found five effortless party ensembles, so you can focus on what’s really important—Champagne cocktails.

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Here, a little sparkle goes a long way. Ditch the sequined dress for a more modern look with sequined pants and a feminine blouse for parties this month. Then wear them later with an oversize sweater and sneakers.

Get the look: H&M sequined pants ($50); Free People wide-leg pants ($148); Lauren Ralph Lauren skinny pants ($398) 

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Winter is the perfect time to embrace this trend. Sure, you could wear a full-on festive velvet dress, but if you’re going for comfy, just add a touch here and there with a jewel-toned blazer or a long skirt. It’s a happy holiday classic that’s been updated for 2016.

Get the look: Silence + Noise skirt ($49); Topshop dress ($100); Cartonnier blazer ($148)

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Two trends in one? Our holiday wish came true. Slip on this easy piece and get straight to the dance floor. Yep, you can actually move freely in this number.

Get the look: Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit ($50 to rent, $798 retail); Alexis long-sleeve lace romper ($484); Rebecca Taylor lace-back jumpsuit ($495)

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Business on top, party down below. Be it a blazer or a leather moto jacket, it’s the perfect combo for looking dressed up but not too dressed up.

Get the look: Zara sequined midi skirt ($70); Trouvé gold pleated midi skirt ($79); Ralph Lauren double-breasted jacket ($245) 

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Not a full-on sparkle kinda gal? No problem. Liven up your usual all-black uniform with leather pants and metallic oxfords.

Get the look: Splendid turtleneck ($58); BCBG faux-leather pants ($178); Everlane silver oxfords ($185)

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