WHAT TO WEAR: Holiday Party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and that means so much more than just pine trees and sugar cookies–more importantly, as any good social butterfly knows, it means holiday parties! A good holiday party can be the highlight of anyone’s season, but sometimes the excitement and anticipation can be overshadowed by the age-old task of picking out the perfect outfit. Never fear, Fashionistas–this Style Guru and her fabulous Fashionista muse have got your back, so all you’ll have to worry about is who you’ll meet under the mistletoe.

This Fashionista rocks her favorite simple holiday party look with effortless poise. A fun, sparkly, sweater and classic black skinny jeans serve as a base that consists of staples every Fashionista has in their closet. The glitter element of the sweater makes it especially festive and appropriate for Christmas, New Year’s and every party in between, and the dark teal color plays well with this Fashionista’s skin tone. The skinny jeans are flattering, comfortable and don’t dictate the outfit; allowing all of this Fashionista’s outfit details to subtly shine.

The cross-body bag and black booties are functional, chic essentials. With the bag always at her side, this Fashionista won’t have to miss a moment of holiday cheer wondering if she lost her phone or keys. It’s compact and non-invasive, but in its cute, cowhide pattern it still makes a stylish statement. This Fashionista can also dance or mingle the night away in her completely comfortable booties–with this minimal heel, she won’t have to sit anything out to accommodate tired feet. On top of all that, she’s also employing a little-known fashion trick–if you match the color of your shoe to the color of your pants, it actually elongates the look of your leg!

Let’s not forget that: baby, it’s cold outside! A coat is a necessity this time of year, and it’s going to be the first thing people see when you make your grand entrance into the soirée you’re attending, so stylishness is a must. This Fashionista rocks a simple and sophisticated gray wool coat, which unites warmth, simplicity, and style.

The minimalistic rings, monochromatic nails and coordinating makeup are all beautiful final touches that pull this look together into a fabulous triumph.

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday party look, you don’t need to look any further than this Fashionista’s exemplary ensemble. Follow her example and you’re guaranteed to look fashion-forward and feel at ease the whole evening. Don’t stress about the perfect look–eat, drink, and be chic!