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This Rafé Alicia clutch transforms your credit card and lip gloss holder into a work of art. ($395, available at Willow in Boulder, willowboulder.com)

4 Must-Haves for Holiday Party Perfection

So many parties... so few outfits. Spice up your existing wardrobe and look fab at every holiday event by adding one of these on-trend accessories. 

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There are so many events this time year that we often find ourselves staring at our closets wondering, What am I going to wear? Cue the Groundhog Day feeling. Unless you have an endless supply of evening clothes (or a budget that allows you to shop for a new outfit for every party), you can probably relate. What’s a girl to do? There’s always the tried-and-true LBD (check out our November tutorial on how to work one). But we suggest zeroing in on a single item that fills a hole in your wardrobe: Your new piece will pair well with what you already own, and you’ll be sure to wear it again. Here, four of our on-trend picks and where to find them.


Trend: Marbled clutch

Seen At: Stella McCartney

Our Pick: Rafé Alicia clutch in black and brown Lucite (pictured above). $395; available at Willow, 2595 Canyon Blvd., Boulder; 303-818-5950; willowboulder.com 

Wear It With: Sleek, angular looks—like a slipdress with a handkerchief hem or a slouchy evening trouser and a sharply cut knit top—suit this hardcase clutch best. Option: Keep your hands free by using the gold shoulder chain (not pictured).


Trend: Peek-a-boo lace

Seen At: Elie Saab

Our Pick: Adelyn Rae modern black lace dress. $128; available at Strut, 3611 W. 32nd Ave.; 303-477-3361; strutdenver.com

Wear It With: Pumps or strappy stilettos keep this look classic, while a black leather, pointed-toe, mid-calf boot adds edge. If you’re heading to a warmer climate, pack this dress and pair it with a jeweled flat sandal.


Trend: Red shoes

Seen At: Altuzarra

Our Pick: Klub Nico Mariella laser-cut, lace-up heel. $224.95; available at shoes.com 

Wear It With: Sure, the interesting cut and surface details of these sexy stilettos will punch up a classic LBD or pencil skirt, but they’ll also look great peeking out from under a pair of narrow, cropped black trousers for a more modern night-on-the-town option.


Trend: Statement earrings

Seen At: Lanvin

Our Pick: Kenneth J. Lane crystal and tassel earrings. $175; available at Alicia the Boutique, 3035 E. Third Ave.; 303-399-4597; aliciatheboutique.com

Wear It With: Don’t play it safe. Instead, follow Lanvin designer Alber Elbaz’s lead and go for maximum impact by playing these against ruffles and lace.


Follow fashion editor Georgia Benjou on Twitter at @gabenjou, Pinterest at /gabenjou, and Instagram at /gabenjou.

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