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How to Take an Outfit from Day to Night


Take your favorite basic black dress, then add any of these festive holiday accents and accessories and you'll be instantly ready to go from day to night. It's the ideal solution for all those after-work holiday parties coming up this season. You can go straight out from the office with these glam touches—most are easy to sneak into your daytime bag.

1. Sparkly Statement Necklace

statement necklace

Add on a sparkly statement necklace to any dress or silky top and you're instantly party ready. This Banana Republic Mint Majesty Necklace has festive emerald green and mint green glass and resin stones that are the perfect hues for the season.

Bonus: The necklace is so pretty, you can get away with throwing your hair in a ponytail.No one will notice when you're wearing so much bling around your neck.

The Banana Republic Mint Majesty Necklace measures 17-inches end to end and has a lobster closure.

2. Feather Bag

feather bag

Spice up any outfit with a BCBG Max Azria Quinn feather bag with a knuckle ring handle. The handle is rhinestone pavé, so you won't need to add a cocktail ring or other wrist candy. There's also a slim chain, should you want to turn this into a shoulder bag.

The BCBG Max Azria Quinn feather bag measures 4.5-inches high by 7.25-inches wide by 1.25-inches deep. The chain drop is 12-inches. The bag also comes in nude and hot pink.

3. Gold Sequined Shoes

sequin shoe

You would be hard pressed to find a shoe that said "Party!" more than these gold sequin babies. The Colin Stuart Supermodel Pump could practically make a jeans and t-shirt combo black tie ready (almost!), so just imagine how they will transform your favorite LBD.

The pumps feature a round toe, slender, 1 1/4-inch platform and 5 1/4-inch heel

The Colin Stuart Supermodel Pump comes in sizes five through 11 and come in five other colors.

4. Sequined Sparkly Cardi

sequin jacket

When you need a little extra warmth, take any outfit from day to night with a gold sequined jacket. This one from Neiman Marcus has an open-front V-neck line, 3/4-length sleeves and is fully-lined. It's a classic style so you'll be able to wear it for years to come.

The Neiman Marcus sequined jacket is available in sizes small through extra-large.

5. Velvet Mini Turban

velvet headband

If you're having a bad hair day, but still need to make the party, try a mini velvet turban. The burgundy color and festive brooch of this River Island Red Velvet turban makes this a life saver. Simply slide it over your hair and fluff out the ends.

6. Fur Collar

fur scarf

A fur collar in a fun color, like teal, adds a holiday touch to anything in your closet. It's ideal for New Year's Eve and will get you through even winter's chilliest days in style.

The Diane Von Furstenberg collar has a printed canvas lining and measure 35-inches long by 9-inches wide. It is also available in olive or gray.

7. Bold Red Lipstick

CG lipstick

When you're really in a rush or have a last minute party invite, swipe on a bold red lipstick. It makes you instantly party ready and festive and with a color this vibrant, you don't need to worry about eye makeup. CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lip Color in Hot is a true red that flatters nearly all skin types and will stay put for hours!

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