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Festive Party Attire That You Can Actually Wear Beyond New Year’s

There’s nothing like a packed December calendar to make you want to splurge on a gold sequined dress…only to have it sit untouched until next year’s holiday-party circuit. (Don’t even get us started on ugly Christmas sweaters.) These items bring the seasonal cheer—but still transition into your regular wardrobe without a hitch.

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Bow-Front Jumpsuit

A dusty teal feels seasonally apt without being too on the nose. Wear it now with metallic heels and statement earrings, then in January with a blazer and boots.

Anthropologie ($168)

Nordstrom Rack

Velvet Blazer

Once upon a time, a velvet smoking jacket was reserved solely for occasions like sipping hot toddies by a holly-strewn fireplace. Thankfully, it’s since become an everyday staple (but still makes a great accompaniment to winter cocktails).

14th & Union ($47)


Shimmery Wrap Dress

OK, we couldn’t resist a little sparkle, especially when it’s on a groovy ’70s-inspired silhouette (the decade that’s so hot right now). Just stick to a neutral color palette—aka no red or forest green—so as not to veer into tinsel territory.

Zara ($60)

Saks Fifth Avenue

Pearl-Embellished Sweater

Look, we both know you wore that ironic reindeer jumper exactly once. Next time, opt for more tasteful embellishments that won’t become wasted space in your dresser.

Rag & Bone ($595)


Metallic Heels

Today, they’re party-ready dancing shoes. Tomorrow, they’re the perfect way to spice up your all-black uniform.

Call It Spring ($64)


Satin Jacket + Trousers

Like a Santa suit, only, you know, flattering. And after the holidays, you have two new separates to pair with whatever you like.

Leith jacket ($48) and pants ($42)

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