What To Wear To Your Next Holiday Party

Today the ultra-chic women behind fashion’s top e-commerce sites and stores spill on their must-have piece for the holiday party season. Plus, they share their tips on how to wear the essential for any event December throws your way. Spoiler alert, ladies: it’s all about the tuxedo.

Tomoko Ogura, Fashion Director of Barneys New York

Tomoko's Must-Have: The Tux Jacket

"I love a tuxedo jacket because it's a dependable, chic alternative to a shawl or cardigan. I'm often cold and it keeps my winterized, sun-deprived arms warm and covered."

Style It With

"For an after-work party pair it with cigarette pants or leather leggings. For a family gathering wear a shift dress and throw the jacket over your shoulders. Either way it's the perfect layer that pulls a look together."

Elyse Walker, Owner of FORWARD by Elyse Walker

Elyse's Must-Have: The Statement Clutch

"I'm carrying Givenchy's floral pouch to accessorize all of my looks this holiday season. A statement clutch is a great way to make classic outfits look fresh and new."

Style It With

"Wear this clutch with dark denim and a great blazer for a chic and casual look. For something more dressed up and runway-inspired, try it with a minimalist dress and strappy high heels."

Jacqui Markham, Design Director of ASOS

Jacqui's Must-Have: The Slip Dress

"Every woman should have a slip dress on hand for holiday parties - it's the ultimate dress shape this season."

Style It With

"This dress would look great for the office holiday party worn underneath an embellished sweater. On New Year’s Eve wear it with a fun statement clutch. A little touch of glitzy fun is a necessity for all New Year's Eve outfits."

Eleanor Strauss, Style Director of Shopbop

Eleanor's Must-Have: The Tux Dress

"It really goes without saying but with a little black dress, a girl cannot go wrong. My tip for this holiday is to opt for an on-trend tuxedo dress. My absolute favorite is the Rachel Zoe Cambridge tux dress with leather."

Style It With

"For the Shopbop office party I'll layer a sleeveless white button-down under the dress for a more demure look but then edge it up with a pair of black knee-high boots. For New Year's Eve I'd leave the dress bare and make a statement with edgy accessories and my favorite red lip color; Dragon Girl by Nars."

Sharleen Ernster, Chief Design Officer of Guess

Sharleen's Must-Have: The Printed Mini

"Printed minidresses feel fresh again and they’re so versatile. Wear them for a special occasion or just a night out this holiday season. It’s the perfect sexy staple and is so easy to pack!"

Style It With

"For a dressed up look try pairing a printed mini with a tuxedo jacket, tights and high-heeled booties. For a night out, wear it alone with tights and over the knee boots."