Holiday Perfection Done 3 Ways: Courtesy of Kate Spade

The Dance Party:

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Crisp Cotton Tuxedo Top, $228; Day Tripper Necklace, $98; Robbie Skirt, $498; Oversized Structured Bow Belt, Black, $148; Pavè Enamel Seaport Grand, White, $250; Spot with Backseam Tight, $25; Suki Flats, Black, $198

The grace of black and white and freshness of masculine and feminine separates come together beautifully to create an update in holiday dressing. Party pieces like a gorgeous fringe mini and comfortable flats will keep you moving and grooving till dawn.

Tip: Opaque tights are a great way to shield bare legs from the cold. A printed pair adds a special pop to any outfit

The Formal Occasion:

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Uptown Pearl Glow Chandelier Earrings, $148; Open Back Silk Mini Dress, $428; Madison Ave. Wedding Belles Eliana, $398; Pezz Heels, Black, $35o; Live Colorfully, 1.7 oz. Eau de Parfum, $75  

It looks a lot like Christmas once the big, red dresses start to make appearances. This satin pick is both whimsical and sophisticated, a hard line to walk, so pay close attention to accessories. Statement earrings with luxe tones are a chicer way to add pizazz than bulky necklaces; and a little sparkle south of the ankle never hurt anyone. A white, feather clutch has winter written all over it and adds beautiful movement when on the go. Top it all off with a lively scent, and I’d say your ready to spread the cheer.

Tip: Beware of overdoing the jewels, or else you might end up with a gimmicky, “deck the halls,” ensemble.

The Family Dinner

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Secret Garden Studs, White/Clear, $58; Deco Rose Mohair Sweater, $398; Night Lounge Ring Set, $68; Broome St. Denim, $198; Paxton Oxfords, Pale Bronze, $278

For an informal dinner, keep comfort high on your wish-list. An oversize sweater and slim, dark wash denim strike a perfect balance of cozy and chic. Rich, warm rose gold tones give the feeling of relaxed glamour and tie the look together. The standout piece of this ensemble is the gorgeous pair of sparkly oxfords. They are a must have item this holiday season because they are sure to stun.

Tip: An oversize sweater should never be too oversized. You want to exude elegance with ease, never frumpiness.


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