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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
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Seen At: Stella McCartney
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
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
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
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.