Holiday Fashion: Mix It Up

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You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get fresh looks this holiday season. Here’s the trick: Reinterpret what you already have. Grab some staples from your closet, add a new piece or two and wham—instant, inexpensive glamour!

Photography: Beth Baugher
Styling and text: Sarah Kreutz
Model: amber sims of Cast Images
Makeup: Sherri Morris of Brushworx
Hair styling: Tina Romo of Canvas Salon

A red scarf adds a festive dash of color to ‘most any outfit. Floral cardigan from White House Black Market, $88; sequined top by Chan Luu, from Madam Butterfly, $150; gray denim jeans with chain belt from White House Black Market, $98; scarf from White House Black Market, $48; clutch from White House Black Market, $58; bracelet by Charter Club, from Macy’s, $28; shoes from White House Black Market, $78; fishnet stockings from Macy’s, $12

The boyfriend blazer is hotter than hot. To make it flirty and feminine, pile on multiple strands of pearls. Pinstripe blazer by Necessary Objects, from Nordstrom, $42; tank by Michael Stars, from Madam Butterfly, $40; sequined skirt by Madam Butterfly, from Madam Butterfly, $108; double-buckle belt by Tri-Coastal Design, from Nordstrom, $58; multi-strand pearl necklace from Serendipity, $65; rhinestone bracelets by Charter Club, from Macy’s, $28; pearl earrings from White House Black Market, $24
The tunic is in this season. You can wear it over pants or leggings, but here we turned it into a dress by pairing it with patterned tights. Slip on a pair of ankle boots and you’re ready to party. Asymmetrical tunic by Madam Butterfly, from Madam Butterfly, $164; cocktail ring from Madam Butterfly, $3; plaid tights by Hue, from Macy’s, $22
What’s more festive than sequins? This blazer has “New Year’s Eve” written all over it. Sequined jacket by Rachel Roy, from Macy’s, $199; asymmetrical tank by Rachel Roy, from Macy’s, $69; jeans by Rachel Roy, from Macy’s, $99; fedora by Christy’s Hats, from Madam Butterfly, $46; teardrop earrings from White House Black Market, $34; cuff bracelet from White House Black Market, $34

  Faux fur is a great way to add drama to your wardrobe. And that long, button-up shirt you wear to work? Wear it as a dress. Faux fur vest, $149; blouse, $129; studded foldover clutch, $79; Bellah pumps, $99. All by Rachel Roy, from Macy’s

  Everyone has a great pair of designer jeans, right? Dress them up with a metallic top. One-shoulder top by Gibson, from Nordstrom, $78; jeans by Vigoss Studio, from Nordstrom, $54; cuff bracelet from Nordstrom, $58; hoop earrings from Serendipity Boutique, $48; topaz ring from Serendipity Boutique, $88; Handbag by Big Buddha, from Serendipity Boutique, $84; “Ariel” shoes by BCBG, from Macy’s, $98

Rock a simple dress with the addition of a cardigan, heirloom brooch and lace handkerchief. Dress from White House Black Market, $168; cardigan by BP, from Nordstrom, $24; brooch by Monet, from Macy’s, $25; woven belt by Lulu, from Nordstrom, $24; pearl bracelet from White House Black Market, $44; floral headband with netting from Arden B., $24; handkerchief, stylist’s own

  Every woman should own a pair of black denim skinny jeans. To make your black jeans pop, pair them with a hot-pink tank. Metallic jacket by Holy G., from Madam Butterfly, $102; tank by Michael Stars, from Madam Butterfly, $46; black denim jeans by Jolt, from Nordstrom, $42; cocktail ring from Madam Butterfly, $3; pearls from Madam Butterfly, $30; earrings from Madam Butterfly, $16; Portrait open-toe pumps by Steve Madden, from Macy’s, $89