When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.
This holiday season, in addition to a classic party dress, you're going to see several dress pant–and–statement top combinations. Whether you go for a unique neckline like an updated off-the-shoulder top or something flouted at the wrist, everyone should stock up on what I'm calling the "party top," aka tops with details like bell sleeves or interesting fabrics. For pants, opt for stylish trousers, and let the top be the centerpiece of your look. Many of my A-list clients are already prepping to wear this festive look over the next month.