The Most Unexpected Holiday Fashion Combos to Try This Season

A Button-Down Shirt + Feather Tank
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A sequined dress and heels for the holidays? Done that. What is new, though, is pairing a high-slit skirt with thigh-high boots, like Emily Ratajkowski (pictured, above, in Altuzarra from the 2015 MTV VMAs), which delivers a boost in sex appeal without a ton of skin exposure. Or, try coupling a sweet ruffled mini dress with a pant for a menswear-inspired spin.

We compiled six of the coolest, most unexpected combos to give your holiday party look a refreshing lift. And most importantly, they're completely wearable. From button-downs layered under feathery tanks to sexy bodysuits with demure pleated midis, keep scrolling for novel approaches to party dressing.

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High-Slit Skirt + Thigh-High Boots

High-Slit Skirt + Thigh-High Boots
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A dangerously high-slit skirt on its own might be too risqué, but coupling it with a thigh-high boot maintains its sexiness without exposing too much leg.

Shop the combo: Derek Lam 10 Crosby skirt, $270 (originally $450); dereklam.com. Alice + Olivia boots, $795; shopbop.com.

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Turtleneck Sweater + Statement Necklace

Turtleneck Sweater + Statement Necklace
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Treat your turtleneck like a blank canvas and put a stunning statement necklace on full display. Elevate the knit even further with a gold pleated skirt or a luxe brocade pant.

Shop the combo: J. Crew sweater, $110; jcrew.com. Lulu Frost necklace, $425; lulufrost.com.

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A Flirty Dress + Sleek Pants

A Flirty Dress + Sleek Pants
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Trade in your black opaque tights for a smart pair of boot-cut trousers. It might seem counterintuitive, but the results will be long and lean (read: slimming).

Shop the combo: H&M dress, $50; hm.com. Zara pants, $50; zara.com.

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Sheer-Paneled Bodysuit + Pleated Midi Skirt

Sheer-Paneled Bodysuit + Pleated Midi Skirt
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Offset a sheer-paneled bodysuit with a demure pleated midi skirt. The perk of wearing a bodysuit: You won't have to worry about bunching or re-tucking. Pile on a heap of gold jewelry, and you've got yourself a party-ready outfit.

Shop the combo: Topshop bodysuit, $52; topshop.com. Tibi skirt, $595; tibi.com.

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Lace Bralet + Smart Blazer

Lace Bralet + Smart Blazer
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Take your suit blazer out of the corporate setting and amp up its sex appeal with a lacy longline bralet underneath. Unbutton the topper, if you dare.

Shop the combo: Aerie bralet, $20 (originally $27); ae.com. Reiss blazer, $425; reiss.com.

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A Button-Down Shirt + Feather Tank

A Button-Down Shirt + Feather Tank
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Consider this further proof of how timeless and versatile a classic button-down can be. Smarten up a flirty feathery tank by layering it over the white Oxford.

Shop the combo: Gap shirt, $50; gap.com. Elizabeth and James tank, $395; intermixonline.com.

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