The Budget Holiday Party Capsule Wardrobe: 5 Pieces for Any Festive Occasion

Bring on the sparkle, the bubbly, and the festive tunes. The holiday party season is officially upon us, and whether you’ve got an upcoming work party, a holiday bash with friends, or you’re planning your head-turning NYE outfit, having a capsule party wardrobe on hand will mean you’ll always have something to wear. (And if you buy well, you should be able to wear all your party choices years down the line.)

Because fancy party dressing can get expensive with a capital E, we’ve kept all the party pieces featured under $200. From high-impact frocks to statement earrings, these five party pieces below are guaranteed to solve any party dressing dilemma. They can be mixed and matched with other tailored pieces and basics in your wardrobe, and most importantly, they say "ready to party" with minimal effort involved. Enjoy the festive season, friends!

High-Impact Dress

A statement dress is one of the easiest pieces to throw on and go that requires little effort and few accessories. Opt for plush fabrics such as velvet, sequins, lace, and silk that will always be in style during the festive season.

Statement Earrings

Even the simplest of LBDs can be jazzed up with the right pair of earrings. Whether sparkly, pearly, or metallic, a pair of statement danglers are a must-have accessory that says you're ready to party!

An Evening Topper

An evening jacket embellished with some sparkle, shine, faux fur, or bold detailing is a chic addition to your party capsule wardrobe—guaranteed to turn heads make when you enter a room. This is also ideal when you want a little warm yet festive cover-up over a camisole or slip dress.

Party-Ready Blouse

Nothing is easier than dressing up a pair of black skinny jeans or tailored trousers than a festive blouse. Whether you opt for polka dots, puff sleeves, satin, or taffeta, a striking blouse will be one of the most prized possessions in your party capsule wardrobe.

Festive Footwear

Get your outfit party-ready with a striking pair of statement shoes, which is particularly effective for zhooshing up a simple LBD or tailored separates. Look for chic details like bows and embellishments as well as plush fabrics such as velvet—the perfect finishing touch to your holiday party outfit.