Dec 6, 2017 Shopping Picks

3 Ways to Dress Up Your Jeans for Holiday Parties

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Sincerely Jules

When you’ve found the perfect pair of stylish and comfortable jeans that fit like a charm, it can be hard to ever take them off. We understand. They transition perfectly from desk to drinks, they keep you warm in frigid temps, and they allow more opportunities to dress up the rest of your look with party-perfect accessories.

With a slew of festive dinner parties, impromptu cocktail hours, and holiday soirées fast approaching, we’ll be donning our denim with ultra-chic pieces to make any pair of jeans look inherently fancier. Offset their casual look with the help of luxe fabrics, accessories, and thoughtful layering.

Click through to see three ways we’re dressing up our jeans for every festive occasion.

 

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STATEMENT SHOES

Never underestimate the power of striking boots, heels, sandals, and even sneakers (yes!) to take an outfit from casual to captivating in an instant.

Sam Edelman Kinzey 2 Booties ($140)

Holiday cocktail parties call for high shine. Turn heads in these striking silver booties.

Mango Plumeti Stiletto Shoes ($80)

If you’re eyeing the polka-dot pumps seen on Sincerely Jules in this story, then these easy-on-the-wallet heels are the answer.

 

Gucci Patent Leather Sandals With Removable Crystal Bow ($1890)

Light up the dance floor in killer heels embellished with a dazzling crystal bow. Thank you, Gucci.

 

 

Aquazzura Harlow Embellished Suede Flats ( $795 ) ($405)

Flats never looked so festive. Accent your everyday jeans with these embellished beauties.

Lola Cruz Star Velvet Sneakers in Burgundy ($265)

Even sneakers can make jeans more sophisticated, especially when they come in plush burgundy velvet with rhinestone accents.

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A DRESS TOP

Making for one of the greatest outfit combinations, layering a dress over jeans is this season’s ultimate fashion statement. Opt for dark-wash skinny jeans or cropped jeans worn under a longer length wrap dress or robe dress, allowing your jeans to peak through as you stride through the party.

& Other Stories Crushed Velvet Wrap Dress ($95)

We have a serious crush on this velvet number. 

Zara Sequinned Crossover Dress ($119)

Transform your look from day to night with the addition of stunning sequins.

Wayf Gwyneth Wrap Maxi Dress ($89)

Instant glamor comes in the form of this silky satin wrap dress.

Lisa Marie Fernandez Shirt Dress ( $595 ) ($417)

Layer a form-fitting turtleneck under this shirtdress and finish the look with striking diamond earrings. Voilà—tonight's dinner outfit, sorted.

Reformation Anoush Dress ($218)

Just add skinny jeans and metallic gold sandals.

Zara Irregular Polka Dot Top ($70)

Its flattering high-low hemline makes this sheer polka-dot top a perfect match with form-fitting black jeans.

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BELT BAG

The belt bag (aka fanny pack) made a major resurgence this year, with fashion girls donning theirs high on the waist atop blazers, jeans, and dresses. This season’s luxe versions will elevate any pair of jeans, taking you from day to night in utmost style.

Gucci Marmont 2.0 Crystal & Velvet Belt Bag ($1290)

Ready for compliments?

 

Skinnydip Pink Glitter Fanny Pack ($29)

Nothing says party time like Millennial Pink glitter.

Prada Leather-Trimmed Velvet Belt Bag ($1660)

Have you ever seen a more elegant fanny pack?

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FANCY SOCKS

The allure of wearing any socks in winter is indisputable. But when they come embellished, sparkly, or in bold hues, they can take your outfit to a whole new level of fun. Give your socks a holiday upgrade, and wear these festive versions with your cropped jeans and pumps, strappy sandals, or open-toe mules to let their charm shine through.

ASOS Glitter Ankle Socks ($7)

Wear these with open-toe sandals for a fashion moment waiting to happen.

 

& Other Stories Suit Socks ($17)

Insta-worthy.

Wolford Individual 10" Mesh Socks" ($25)

The epitome of elegance—sheer sock tights worn with black pointed-toe pumps and cropped dark-wash denim.

Nordstrom Sequin Cuff Crew Socks ($15)

You had us at sequins.

Up next, the under-$100 festive pieces that look so expensive.