Instant Style: 9 Looks That Spread Holiday Cheer

Occasion: Party with Kids
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The social season is about to kick into high gear. No clue what to wear? Don't panic. We've pieced together nine looks that address a range of gatherings, from drinks with colleagues to a party with kids.

Got a pending trip on the calendar? Pull together your look while maintaining comfort with a structured jacket or menswear-inspired loafers. But if you've got a date night in the works, turn on the charm with an intriguing look, complete with a fun fur cowl scarf or slick stilettos. See all the cool on-trend options for the December whirl.

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01 of 09

Occasion: Drinks With Colleagues

Occasion: Drinks With Colleagues
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02 of 09

Occasion: Double Date

Occasion: Double Date
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03 of 09

Occasion: Double Date

Occasion: Double Date
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  • Necklace: Jill Zarin Jewelry, $175; jillzarinjewelry.com
  • Dress: Aryn K, $135; at Aryn K, 323-235-5450
  • Belt: HampM, $10;
04 of 09

Occasion: Trip Home

Occasion: Trip Home
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  • Fedora: Eugenia Kim, $388; barneys.com
  • Cardigan: Rhie, $525; barneys.com
  • Pullover: Burning Torch, $456; burningtorchinc.com
  • Backpack: Kate Spade Saturday, $180; saturday.com
  • Jeans: Crippen, $325; at La Ree Boutique, 425-453-7868
  • Loaferss: Sigerson Morrison, $395; at Shoe-Inn, 203-227-9246
05 of 09

Occasion: Trip Home

Occasion: Trip Home
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06 of 09

Occasion: Girls' Night Out

Occasion: Girls' Night Out
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  • Necklace: Frieda and Nellie by Stacy Herzog and Sarah Reid, $388; friedandnellie.com
  • Vest: 3.1 Phillip Lim, $650; at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Tank: Michael Stars, $40;
  • michaelstars.com
  • Clutch: Marc by Marc Jacobs, $438; at Marc by Marc Jacobs
  • Skirt: Nicole Miller Artelier, $290; at Nicole Miller
  • Peep-toe Pumps: Coye Nokes, $330;

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07 of 09

Occasion: Girls' Night Out

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08 of 09

Occasion: Party with Kids

Occasion: Party with Kids
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09 of 09

Occasion: Party with Kids

Occasion: Party with Kids
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  • Necklace: Adia Kibur, $145; lifemix.net
  • Sweater: Suno, $395; at Opening Ceremony
  • Skirt: Elie Tahari, $598;
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  • Clutch: La Victoire, $275; at Bloomingdale's
  • Lace-Ups: Heart Soul, $70;

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