This Is Exactly How to Dress for Holiday Parties

Anyone who is familiar with J.Crew President and Executive Creative Director Jenna Lyons knows that she’s an expert in the styling department. Her innate ability to mix and match the most unexpected pieces together is, simply put: admirable. Whether it’s pairing a chambray shirt with a glitzy skirt, or crafting the most effortless-looking rolled sleeve—the woman knows a thing or two about the outfit.

So, naturally, now that we’re all elbows-deep into the holiday season with plenty of parties on the horizon, we thought who better to turn to for inspiration on what to wear than the queen of cool girl party dressing than Ms. Lyons herself? We rounded up seven of her most awe-inducing looks and shopped each one so you can re-create her style with ease.

Scroll down to see and shop Jenna Lyons’s best party outfits, and tell us in the comments which one you’d like to wear this season.

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Never underestimate the power of a party top. Once you’ve got a statement-making blouse in the picture, the rest is rather simple. We like how Lyons paired hers with trousers and flats.

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Jazz up a military shirt with a sequin skinny scarf and a satin skirt. Extra points if you throw in some glittery heels.

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Skip the LBD and test the waters with a sleek jumpsuit. Accessorize with statement accessories to complete the look.

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Thanks to the rise in pajama dressing, there’s never been a better time to wear a pair of printed pj’s to your next party. Style with pumps or sneakers, whichever suits your vibe better.

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Grab your favorite denim shirt and tuck it in the most flamboyant skirt you can find. Trust us, it’ll look amazing. Finish off the outfit with some metallic heels.

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We love the idea of wearing a ballet-inspired tulle skirt to your soirée. Add a little edge with an animal-print coat and army shirt.