Just because the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean you have to put away your party frocks! The only dress I want to wear once is my wedding dress, so you bet I’m going to get lots of use out of my holiday party fashions. Whether it’s a full-on dress, or mix and match pieces, you’ll be able to wear these all year long.
    
      Ladies, anything sparkly, shiny, or sequined is a must-have. You can go bold or keep it simple; either way works. If you can’t bear to stray away from a LBD, why not get one with a little glitz? The same goes for tops – a little glitter can go a long way, and you’ll definitely catch everyone’s eye.

     If you’re not one for sequins, there are still other fab choices for party apparel. Keep your look classic and chic with a colorblock tunic or a grey fitted dress, paired with some black tights, and add some funky accessories for the ultimate party look.
Printed leggings | red skinnies | beige skinnies | gold scarf | legwarmers | leopard print scarf

     If you need something to pair with a tunic or top, go bold with some eye-catching leggings or skinny jeans. There are a variety of printed leggings, or ones embellished with rhinestones and studs, that will compliment your look. If color is your thing, check out colored denim. Colorblocking is on trend, and you’ll be able to get multiple wears from these!

     Finally, you need to finish the look! Don’t let your clothes get all the attention; break out some hot shoes too! Bootie heels are definitely cute, and keep your feet a little warmer than traditional pumps. Plus, they look lovely with just about anything! Wedges are also great, and this black pair with just a little gold trim are classy and cute.

     To complete the look, you need a fabulous clutch. Pick something small and easy to open, but something that will hold all the goods. Neutral tones work well with anything, but don’t be afraid to pick something bright or with prints, especially if you’re rocking a LBD.

     Hopefully these pieces can give you some ideas for your own party outfit! What will you be wearing, and what parties are you attending in 2012?

Author Bio:
By day, Maggie is a writer that lives and works in Indianapolis. By night, she enjoys bargain hunting, running, and keeping up with Mad Men Style