We all know how exhausting holiday party season really is. Yes, it’s exciting to get invited to all these events and to be able to meet up with new and old friends, but all this celebrating takes a toll on you and your wallet. Keep things simple and bump the brakes on spending to create a wardrobe capsule geared towards holiday outfits.

You may be asking what is a wardrobe capsule; it’s basically a collection of a few essential items of clothing that do not go out of fashion from season-to-season. The holiday capsule is made up of basics you can interchange and more glitz and glam items to rotate. Mix and match what you already own; this in turn will help take away the holiday stress. The wardrobe capsule is the building blocks of your closet that support the foundation of your personal style. It’s worth it to invest in classic timeless pieces that set your current fashion style. So, save your extra cash for those holiday presents.

These are a few items to help build your holiday capsule: a statement jacket; statement earrings; evening clutch; turtleneck; camisole/silk top; black heels; dress; party pants; and black booties.

Look One

You want to look showy yet elegant all at the same time. Opt for a pair of party pants (something with sheen or metallic) and how about an eye-catching coat.

Look Two

Ready to dance the night away? How about using those same party pants paired with the silk camisole? Add a cute pair of statement earrings, and add your evening clutch.

Look Three

How about layering a turtleneck under your party dress for a little more coverage? This could be worn to a house party or somewhere with a more casual feel.

Look Four

For that polished look, top your dress with a blazer and add fancy heels.

Look Five

Cozy and chic. Layer statement pieces that work together.

There you have it – five examples on how to mix and match your holiday wardrobe capsule. You can easily turn these pieces into another five outfits or more. Remember: the key is to have the basics and the rest will be easy to ensemble. An added bonus: you will be able to use these holiday pieces all winter season long.

By Soneca Guadara

Soneca Guadara is a personal fashion stylist who makes her clients feel beautiful and confident. When Soneca is not working her magic assisting her clients, she can be found working backstage at New York Fashion Week, working on location shoots and contributing as an on-air fashion/style expert and style writer. You can follow Soneca on her Instagram – @StyledBySoneca – for weekly tips.

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