Layer it On! 10 Holiday Wardrobe Staples to Mix & MatchBy Venus Tsang
Basic but never boring, add any of these separates to your wardrobe and change up your look in an instant.
The Coco JacketThe Coco Jacket
We can't get enough of this knitted jacket-it's just the touch of Coco we've been missing. We'll pair it with jeans for lunch, and over a LBD for dinner and drinks.
Get it now: By Malene Birger striped jacket, $119 at theoutnet.com
We're generally hesitant about wool pants, as they can add bulk. Not these, which are stretch-wool, cropped, and slim fit-we'll wear them straight from the office to a holiday party by swapping our button-down and blazer for that sequined sweater we've been waiting for an excuse to wear.
Get it now: Helmut Lang stretch-wool cropped pants, $162 at theoutnet.com
We just found our next lazy-day favorite-just throwing on this printed tunic gives us a put-together look, so all we need to add are our favorite leggings and funky accessories for a holiday shopping run or opaque tights and heels to host a holiday dinner.
Get it now: Tory Burch 'Liseth' tunic, $249 at mytheresa.com
We're obsessed with this cardigan, which has pearl studs that add just right amount of flair. And we love the way the fabric dips in the back, making it the perfect new addition to our standard leggings-and-tee look or to temper our favorite bright minidress.
Get it now: Zoe Tees embellished cardigan, $97.50 at theoutnet.com
A tweed jacket can easily go wrong (too frumpy, too mannish)-but this one does everything right. Not only is it in an on-trend hue, but also cropped, slim fit, and decidedly feminine - perfect for pairing with dresses at the office and jeans on weekends.
Get it now: Gap ribbon-trim tweed jacket, $49.99 at gap.com
The kimono sleeves and exotic beading on this tunic lend it an exotic touch and make it a conversation-starter piece. Added bonus: so easy to style! Add tights and mind your jewelry drawer for gold accessories, and you're good to go. Pair with jeans to take the look into downtown-cool territory
Get it now: Anthropologie Picholine glimmer tunic, $228 at anthropologie.com
We kind of hate the term "jeggings" in general, but that said, we definitely love this pair. They're hassle-free, super stretchy, and won't break the bank. We'll pick up a few pairs for those "grab whatever's easiest" days-you know them-and rock them with everything from our coziest oversized sweaters to button-down blouses.
Get it now: Old Navy 'Rockstar' jegging, $34.94 at oldnavy.com
The Infinity ScarfThe Infinity Scarf
To whoever invented the infinity scarf: Hats off to you. The most stylish thing we can think of is not accidentally dragging our scarf tails on the floor-and now that chunky neck-warmer look we love now takes no effort at all. And we won't just wear this look with our favorite woolen coat, it'll accompany us inside to add a little flair to pretty much every sweater we own.
Get it now: Portolano infinity scarf, $88 at otteny.com
The Cozy CardiganThe Cozy Cardigan
Never has a cozy cardigan been done this flawlessly-not only does it come in every color you could dream of, but it also comes with instructions on the 12 different ways you can wear it (you can even turn it into a scarf!)
Get it now: DKNY Mauve Cozy Cardigan, $147 at stylebop.com
Against all odds, the elbow-patch trend is here to stay-and here's the best way to wear it: On a casual woolly striped sweater, perfect for days we'll spend in the snow or by the fireplace. Will we wear it with jeans? Yes indeed. Skirts? Those, too. In fact, we're planning to pair it with most of the items in our closet at some point in the season.
Get it now: Banana Republic Boatneck Pullover, $59.50 at bananarepublic.com
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