The great thing about holiday parties is that you can be super adventurous with your outfit decisions. From noshing on cookies at ugly-holiday-sweater parties to sipping bubbly under clouds of confetti at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve, your ensembles get to be just as fun as the parties you're attending. But before you start RSVP'ing, it's time to come up with a game plan for the fêtes in your future. For that, we're taking stock of the only essential pieces you need that you can mix and match to carry you through all the season's festivities. To make it even easier for you, you can grab all of these guys from one shop: Nordstrom.
Keep reading for our ultimate shopping list for the 8 party-ready essentials.
The Ruffle Dress
Make sure ruffles make an appearance at one point during party season. A romantic frock in a subtle hue means you control how much frill factor you want to add. Dress it up with accessories, or let it be the star of the evening.
the grown-up holiday sweater
The texture and mix of multicolored stripes add interest to this crewneck style.
The Metallic Skirt
When it comes to mustard, don't hold back. The pleats on this midi skirt give it a retro, '70s-esque flair. It's fun, it's feminine, and the metallic sheen feels festive.
The Tuxedo Jacket
A tuxedo jacket adds glamour and coolness to your night-out ensemble.
The Festive Top
The Statement trousers
We say retire your jeans for special occasions and go for statement-making leather instead.
Which piece will you wear to your next party? Tell us in the comments below.