Holiday Trends to Try

You already were planning to wear velvet, sequins and other embellishment to your holiday gatherings — but we've got the absolute cutest styles to try right now

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Mindy Kaling/Instagram
Mindy Kaling/Instagram

Leave your comfort zone without leaving the comfort zone by adding some embellishment to an easy-to-wear item (like Mindy's tie blazer, a soft sweater or a flat).

Celeb Inspo: Mindy Kaling in holiCHIC by Megha Rao.

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macy's flat

A rhinestone-adorned flat will be your holiday footwear MVP.

Buy It! INC International Concepts Embellished Flats, $79.50;

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express sweater

Sparkle is essential to any holiday look, whether that's a little glitter on your lids or full-out glam, like the rhinestones on this pretty (and cozy) emerald-colored cardi.

Buy It! Embellished faux button-up cardigan, $108;

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Lele Sadoughi headband

The crowning touch (literally) to the perfect holiday outfit? A headband with some pretty pizzazz.

Buy It! Lele Sadoughi October Opal and Crystal Headband, $195;

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America Ferrera; Tracee Ellis Ross - Sequins
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images; Tracee Ellis Ross Instagram

It's sequins season! Go head-to-toe or just add a pop of shimmer to your outfit with a top or skirt.

Celeb Inspo: America Ferrera in HVN and Tracee Ellis Ross in Dries Van Noten.

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Add this balloon sleeve top with a silver or champagne colored pant (think satin!) for a cool and sophisticated monochromatic look.

Buy It! H&M Sequined Crop Blouse, $29.99;

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This black skirt will be your holiday go-to. Wear it with a sweater and flats or go formal with a silk blouse or sequin blazer and festive heels.

Buy It! Express Sequin Wrap Front Side Tie Skirt, (orig. $78) $46.80;

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The combination of this deep rich hue combined with the relaxed fit creates an understated yet eye-catching look.

Buy It! Zara Limited Edition Sequin Dress, $89.90;

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Jennifer Hudson; Lea Michele
Jennifer Hudson Instagram; Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

This lustrous fabric looks luxe even in the simplest styles. Opt for a jewel tone for some unexpected (but very festive) holiday cheer.

Celeb Inspo: Jennifer Hudson in AZ Factory and Lea Michele in Alice + Olivia.

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Sleek Satin

Amsale Draped Satin One-Shoulder Dress
Saks Fifth Avenue

An elegant off-the-shoulder a-line dress in a gorgeous fuschia is sure to steal the spotlight at any holiday party.

Buy It! Amsale Draped Satin One Shoulder Dress, $385;

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4th & Reckless Ria Satin Joggers

For a classic but cool look, pair these chic (and comfy!) joggers with a black turtleneck and pumps. Or dial it up with a sequin blazer!

Buy It! 4th & Reckless "Ria" Satin Joggers, $50;

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Dress it up or down, this slip skirt pairs with everything and the rich plum color is perfect for the holidays.

Buy It! Boden Seam Detail Midi Skirt, $160;

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Issa Rae; Dakota Johnson - Feathers
Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Karwai Tang/WireImage

A little feather trim adds a flirty vibe and can transform a seasonal staple into a statement.

Celeb Inspo: Issa Rae in Rokh and Dakota Fanning in Gucci.

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Ramy Brook

This halter is head-turning but surprisingly wearable, and looks cute with anything from jeans to a wide-leg trouser.

Buy It! Ramy Brook Halter Top, $365;

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Take a cue from Carrie Bradshaw in this fun and feminine skirt. Add a cream cashmere sweater and a pair of sleek slingbacks to crate a polished and wearable version of this Sex and The City-inspired look.

Buy It! Antonio Melani x Nicola Bathie Meredith Sequined Feather Trim Maxi Skirt, $199;

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feather leggings

Faux leather leggings with feathers? You heard us. Pair them with a silky camisole for a night out or with an oversized chunky sweater and flats for day.

Buy It! Commando Faux Leather Feather Crop Flare Pants, $298;

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Mindy Kaling Instagram; Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

Updated silhouettes like a puff sleeve or tailored suit make everyone's favorite festive fabric

Celeb Inspo: Mindy Kaling in Autumn Adeigbo and Gwyneth Paltrow in Gucci.

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Velvet Blazer
Banana Republic

Nothing's more classic than a black blazer. Update your favorite this season with a velvet version.

Buy It! Banana Republic Easy Velvet Blazer, $250;

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Velvet Trousers
J. Crew

Cherry red velvet screams holiday cheer. For an extra cheerful look, add a matching blazer or coordinating red blouse.

Buy It! J.Crew Full-length Straight Leg Velvet Pants, (orig. $168) $129.50;

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Fraiche by J_Velvet Faux Wrap Dress

A cobalt grey is a cool and flattering alternative to basic black — it's just as versatile and looks great for day or nighttime.

Buy It! Fraiche by J Velvet Faux Wrap Dress, $99;

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