Styling Tricks


With the shopping frenzy finally behind us, you've got the green light to give yourself a little extra TLC.

Either use pieces from your existing wardrobe or invest in one or two of our dress-up essentials, either way you go, each of these last-minute moves will make your new year a fashionable year.

1. Take Flight—Try a fun, feathered skirt or jacket this New Year's to add texture and whimsy. For a DIY feathered skirt, check this out

Adam Ostrich Feather Bead Embellished Mini Skirt, $495, available at Net-A-Porter.

2. Play Mix Master—Pair a blazer with bright colored pants for an unexpected twist. A sequined or tuxedo style make a great match.

J. Crew Collection Sequined Blazer, $495, available at J. Crew.

3. Go Ahead, Be Eccentric—It's an complete new year, so experiment by topping off your outfit with a turban, a veil, or a fascinator hat.

WPQ Black Crochet Knit Trapeze Top, $73, available at Pixie Market.

4. Let Your Jewelry Do The Talking—Pair a simple tank dress or silk T-shirt with a statement necklace or big, vintage-inspired earrings.

Merle O'Grady Varvara Necklace, $293.70, available at My Wardrobe.

5. Brighten Up—Swap out that LBD for a bright colored mini. You'll be easy to spot on the dance floor.

Alice + Olivia Peplum Dress, $370, available at Net-A-Porter.

6. Get Cozy—A vintage fur (or faux fur) coat is the classic topper for staying warm and looking like a true glamazon (or glam rocker).

Theory Seymore Coat, $1,525, available at Theory.

7. Show Some Leg—Take some playful hosiery for a test drive. Try old-fashioned garter belts (or a trompe l'oeil equivalent) or lace or polka-dot patterns. Have fun with styling.

House Of Holland For Pretty Polly Super Suspender Tights, $20.69, available at ASOS

8. Get Floored—Everyone will be in minis, so now's the time to try an elegant floor-length dress or skirt to stand out. Try adding layers with different textures in the same colorway to give the look a more laid-back vibe.

Club Monaco Julita Dress, $495, available at select Club Monaco stores.

9. Contradict Yourself—Wear your fanciest dress with a tough pair of lace-up boots, just to shake things up.

Theory Zip-Front Sequin Dress, $486.50, available at Theory.

10. Be One Of The Boys—Take a clue from menswear and throw on a tailored tux jacket with long, lean pants and a sexy metallic or plunging neckline blouse.

Stella McCartney Tuxedo Jacket, $1,895, available at Net-A-Porter.

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