FabSugarSource: 3 Festive Finds - and How to Put Them to Good Use When the Party Is Over
There's a lot of buildup that goes into the party season. Not that we don't love all the outfit planning, but it can be a bit of a letdown to find that perfect party look only to realize you probably won't be wearing it again (or at least anytime soon). Those can be some big investments for one-time-only wear, so to save you from any buyer's remorse that might settle in when the party ends, we're showing you how to put those pieces to good use well after the holiday season. We scoured the market for three of our favorite seasonal pieces - then we put them to the test with a party-perfect look and a look to wear long after the ball drops. We're pleased to report that each of these pieces easily pulls double duty.
- Party Pants: Yes, jacquard pants like this Tibi Anais Jacquard Skinny Pant ($485) were just about made for party season - but don't underestimate their versatility. You can amp them up with a lacy top and heels for a variety of fetes, then temper them with a chambray button-down and loafers for your day-to-day.
- Peplum Skirt: Having a peplum skirt like this By Malene Birger Doraona Peplum Skirt ($396) version in your arsenal is a sure thing when it comes to styling up a party-worthy ensemble. Its rich jewel tone would pop against a black top and gold accents - a bone fide statement maker - but you can also give this festive piece an understated makeover (or make-under) with a slouchy knit and heels for any night out postparty season, too.
- Tuxedo Blazer: What's a better topper for your party pants, dresses, and skirts than a chic tuxedo blazer like this J.Crew Tuxedo Wool and Silk-Blend Twill Jacket ($450)? Add to any of the above for a sleek, menswear-inspired polish - though we think it looks especially striking against slim plaid pants and statement heels. As for the postholiday agenda, use it to top off your skinny jeans and t-shirts for a little more outfit sophistication.
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