It is possible to look great for holiday parties without investing in new clothes. There are many wonderful accessories this season that can make items from your closet look new and festive. For example, an embellished handbag, printed tight or bold lip can transform last year’s party dress. Here are some accessories that stood out to me – and will make you stand out too.

Take it to the next level with a jeweled plaid shoe from Miu Miu if you’re feeling edgy.
MIU MIU | Embellished Tartan Pump

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No need for statement jewelry when carrying this black velvet clutch with oversized crystals.
JIMMY CHOO | Lockett Petite 

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If you prefer statement jewelry, try these eye-catching column earrings with a festive black raffia fringe.
LIZZIE FORTUNATE | Emerald City Earrings

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A bold, bright lip with subdued makeup is always in for the holidays. This matte lipstick is highly pigmented because the last thing you want to think about at a holiday gathering is reapplying.
DIOR | Holiday Kiss Collection (Garnet)

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If you don’t have time for a blowout, a low ponytail with a velvet bow always looks chic.
JENNIFER BEHR | Velvet Bow Barrette (Lilac)

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The intricate looped design on these tights will make your legs pop, a plus if you log lots of hours in the gym. They’re also fun!
WOLFORD | Net stretch-mesh tights

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Never underestimate the power of an accessory or color. Go bright, colorful, or jeweled to spice up your look during the holiday season.