As the number of invitations start to mount, so does the uncertainty of what to wear. But don't stress—we've got options for every event on your social agenda. Consider it our gift to you!
Occasion: New Year's Eve
Why It Works: Turn on the glitz like a grown-up: Instead of a predictably skimpy party-girl getup, play it elegant in a jewel-toned peplum top that gives structure to a voluminous accordion-pleated skirt. Intensify the brilliance with retro-glam extras, like a faux-fur collar and sparkly cocktail ring. One resolution you won't have to make? Be more stylish.
Shop It: C.Wonder scarf, $68, cwonder.com; Roberta Chiarella earrings, $88, robertachiarella.com; Tibi top, $295, tibi.com; DKNY skirt, $255, bloomingdales.com for stores; BCBG Max Azria clutch, $138, bcbg.com; Mawi ring, $350, at Fivestory, 212-288-1338; Elaine Turner shoes, $298, elaineturner.com.
Occasion: Karaoke Night
Even if your best rendition of "Let It Snow" doesn't leave them begging for more, at least your outfit will garner major applause.
Shop It: TSE top, $525, tsecashmere.com; MoonRox rings, $28 (left) and $26 (right), moonrox.ca; Elizabeth and James handbag, $545, neimanmarcus.com; Topshop pants, $120, topshop.com; Sam Edelman loafers, $140, samedelman.com.
Shop It: Vita Fede ear cuff, $265, vitafede.com; By Malene Birger jacket, $645, at Agua, 915-858-6300; Dressshirt by Marieclaire St John, $245, dresshirt.com; Jil Sander Navy skirt, $400, at Jil Sander, 212-925-2345; Unhinged rings and bracelet, $145 (rings) and $198 (bracelet), unhingedjewelry.com; Pour la Victoire handbag, $255, pourlavictoire.com; Vince heels, $495, neimanmarcus.com.
Occasion: Office Party
Show your co-workers you got the memo: celebratory but not over-the-top, personality-packed yet polished.
Shop It: NYDJ blazer, $188, nydj.com; Club Monaco dress, $595, clubmonaco.com; Efva Attling ear cuff ($490) and ring ($275), efvaattling.com; DKNY handbag, $258, dkny.com for stores; White House Black Market shoes, $130, whbm.com.
Shop It: Ann Taylor coat, $248, anntaylor.com; Equipment crewneck, $338, equipmentfr.com; Zoetik bracelet, $45, zoetik.com; Paul Smith clutch, $595, at Paul Smith, 646-613-3060; Tracy Reese skirt, $248, neimanmarcus.com; SJP pumps, $350, nordstrom.com.
Occasion: Cocktails with Friends
Need an outfit worthy of raising a glass? Try combos of black and cream with a smattering of gold that's as bubbly as Champagne.
Shop It: Apiece Apart coat, $595, apieceapart.com; 3.1 Phillip Lim top, $550, 31philliplim.com; Eleanor Kalle earrings, $135, eleanorkalle.com; Niki & Lola cuff, $110, nikiandlola.com; Lauren Merkin pouch, $150, laurenmerkin.com; Veronica Beard trousers, $395, veronicabeard.com; French Connection mules, $140, piperlime.com.
Shop It: 424 Fifth coat, $899, lordandtaylor.com; Rebecca Taylor dress, $425, rebeccataylor.com; Pursuits rings, $16, at Formoi Accessories, 646-818-8870 for stores; Dean Davidson cuffs, $195 (top) and $195-$295 (bottom), deandavidson.com; Kara handbag, $470, karastore.com; Nine West shoes, $99, zappos.com.
Occasion: Exchanging Gifts
A get-together this cozy calls for easy, comfortable layers that look cute enough for the inevitable tags on Instagram.
Shop It: ASOS scarf, $36, asos.com; & Other Stories sweater, $130, stories.com; Vanessa Gade earrings, $125, vanessagade.com; J.Crew pants, $325, jcrew.com; Time's Arrow handbag, $625, times-arrow.com; Clarks oxfords, $120, clarksusa.com.
Shop It: Triwa sunglasses, $175, triwa.com; Zara poncho coat, $100, zara.com for stores; Mango sweater, $40, mango.com; Timex watch, $100, macys.com; Clare V. clutch, $198, clarev.com; H&M jeans, $40, hm.com; Massimo Dutti sneakers, $110, massimodutti.com.