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    MARC BY MARC JACOBS Suvie Satin Blazer at Bloomingdales

     Dear Sharon: I’m getting exhausted from trying to figure out what to wear to holiday parties as this season progresses. I still have a few more fetes left- some are casual, some are kind of dressy. What in tarnation can I wear without having to buy something new each and every time I have to show my face at a party?

    I’ve been working a black  pencil skirt and a black satin jacket but I think that not only am I sick of these two pieces, so is everyone else who sees me! Please help me rework my holiday style. (via fashion advice)

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    A: Yes, there can be such a thing as party outfit fatigue! As holiday parties keep going, most of us get a bit drained from too much of a good thing. There really is no reason to go mad with a million different party outfits if, in all honesty, you are not on the party circuit the rest of the year.

    BB Dakota Royale Sequined Jacket at ShopBop is glam, yet simple enough to be reworked several different ways

    BB Dakota Royale Sequined Jacket at ShopBop is glam, yet simple enough to be reworked several different ways

    A few good glam pieces are all you really need to live it up in style.

    You’ve got the basics covered in a black satin jacket and a slim black skirt, but that can get a bit dull after a while.  I’ve pulled  few items that you may even own or want to consider to rework what you have. Take a look after the jump.

    Let’s start to think about ways to rework your black jacket…

    • Try a pair of red jeans- skinny or velvet– for more of a casual cool look.
    • Wear it open over a red sheath dress– sexy and slinky or more classic. Don’t forget to pull your hair back and add a mah-jor pair of earrings.
    • Try some black wide leg pants or palazzo pants for a take on classic YSL style.

     Now for that black pencil skirt…

    • Wear a sequin T-shirt for a simple, dressy yet casual feel.
    • Add a wide corset belt and simple black top for hourglass sex appeal.
    • Try an embellished bustier to create the illusion of a strapless dress.

     If you must buy something new, make it something that you can also rework for a few seasons to come… and not just for parties.

    Some holiday items to mix and match to rework your look:

    Photo: Black Marc by Marc Jacobs jacket in lead photo is available at Bloomingdales.

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