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When it comes to the holidays, there are a few hues you are guaranteed to see on everyone: red, green, white and all of the shiny metallics. And while those shades are certainly festive, they’re also a bit predictable. Here, nine refreshing combinations to consider for your next party.

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Lavender + Red + Black

Hints of red and black keep this dreamy lilac from looking unseasonal. Achieve a similar affect easily with accessories in those colors.

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Pastel Blue + Black + Silver

Again, it’s all in the details. Between the velvet bow around the waist and the decorative neckline of the dress, even a traditionally spring-y pastel can feel like fancy holiday attire.

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Marigold + Silver + Red

You’ll be sure to stand out in a sea of black dresses in a bold yellow number. Subtle touches of silver and red keep the look appropriately festive.

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Navy + Burgundy + Cornflower Blue

Navy and burgundy are classic colors on their own. Pair them together with an unexpected shade like cornflower blue, however, and you've got an eye-catching ensemble that's both interesting and surprisingly versatile. 

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Blush + Tan + Multicolor

A plush fur stole like this one is made for holiday parties. Wear one (or a faux one) with a sleek, muted pantsuit to keep things modern. Then, add a pop of color-blocked flair like stylist Shiona Turini here.

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White + Green + Fuchsia + Blue

An excellent way to breathe new life into your favorite summer frocks. Add a white turtleneck, a festive pink clutch and strappy cobalt heels. You’re party-ready.

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Cream + Blush + Burgundy

Blush and cream create a soft palette that's easy on the eyes, while tastefully placed burgundy accents add just the right amount of color to the mix. 

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Ivory + Black + Tan

While the colors themselves err on the safer side, the cuts and fabrics are anything but. Look for architectural blouses and statement clutches to bring this combo to life.

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Black + Gold + Burgundy

Don’t want to give up your blacks and golds? Look for ornate details like fluttery sleeves and intricate patterns to elevate the combo. Then (you guessed it) a burgundy accent (like a velvet choker) is just the icing on the cake.

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