The Faux Leather Clutch
A frame clutch made of pebbled faux leather feels right on trend, but will look chic forever. This season, pick a style sized strictly for the essentials—and carry it to parties with casual-to-cocktail dress codes and beyond.
The Statement Necklace
This season, a bold bib necklace with can’t-miss stones is just what you need to make any outfit party-perfect. Our faves include styles with festive, emerald-look baubles and gold-and-black collars that work night and day.
Some members of our staff won’t leave their house without a pair of earrings. This season? They’ll be living in these: studs, drops and mega-chandeliers with colorful stones and unexpected elements. (Hello, leopard print!)
The current must-have shoe takes a less-is-more approach. The makings? Simple: An elevating heel, a wear-with-all (from LBDs to boyfriend jeans) color and delicate straps that skim the ankle and toes.
The Dramatic Mani
For the holidays, break from powdery-pink and barely-there manis—and venture to the dark side of your salon’s polish wall. The new shades for nails borrow from fashion’s reigning palette—think next-to-black hues of bordeaux and midnight blue—and look best on oval tips that are trimmed to a T.
The “It” Lip
Every holiday, we’re faced with the same challenge: Look “in-the-spirit” without skewing cheesy. This year? A makeup trend is set to prove just the thing: Red lipstick. We’ll wear it matte for work, glossy for play, again and again all season.