High-Style Holidays

 

A supersized calendar of holiday events shouldn’t require you to supersize your party wardrobe. Sure, the ubiquitous sparkly dress will always hold a special place in our hearts (especially a sassy, sequined number) but snatching up equally attentiongrabbing pieces that can be mixed and matched is the key to maximizing your holiday wardrobe without breaking the bank.

For Him

Guys can benefit from this style-smart rule of thumb: A jacket that has a dressier vibe (like the G-Star RAW Essentials peacoat-meetsbomber pictured above) can easily sub for a suit jacket to create an evening look that plays up an already dressy office wardrobe. Basic black can be traded for more holiday-friendly burgundy hues and layered with a coordinating knit and a sport coat. Even simple oxfords can get you stylishly through the holidays when paired with slacks in shades of tan and navy.

1/ G-STAR RAW ESSENTIALS JACKET available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. 2/ ARMANI COLLEZIONI SHIRT available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 3/ NEUW DUCK  CANVAS SLACKS available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. 4/ ARMANI COLLEZIONI  BLAZER available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 5/ ARMANI COLLEZIONI PANTS available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 6/ ARMANI COLLEZIONI  SWEATER and SHIRT available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 7/ SLVDR  PAISLEY SHIRT available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600. 8/ CAMPER LOAFERS available at Sole & Blues, The Loop, 314.863.3600.

For Her

Ladies, snag statement staples (like a glitzy jacket or an oversized necklace) that can be worn year round. Invest in pieces that give you the most bang for your buck. An eye-catching Judith Leiber clutch can go just as well with jeans and heels as it can with dressier attire; an embellished blazer dresses up a t-shirt and sassy skirt to perfection, and a strappy shoe—with a sensible heel—can take your office attire seamlessly from business professional to holiday happy hour.

9/ JUDITH LEIBER CLUTCH available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 10/ REBECCA TAYLOR SKIRT available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 11/ REED KRAKOFF  SHOES available at Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique, Ladue, 314.721.0766. 12/ TEMPERLEY  LONDON TOP available at Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique, Ladue, 314.721.0766. 13/ BLANK NYC LEGGINGS available at Blush Boutique, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411. 14/ PARKER DRESS available at Byrd Designer Consignment Boutique, Ladue, 314.721.0766. 15/ ALICE + OLIVIA SKIRT available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200. 16/ ALICE + OLIVIA JACKET available at Neiman Marcus, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9811. 17/ JUST FEMALE TOP and CHANNEL YOUR PAST NECKLACE available at  Blush Boutique, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.

 

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Photo credit: Attilio D’Agostino

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