The holiday season is upon us and that means just one thing, it’s time to get your party wardrobe up to scratch! Your social calendar may be packed but that doesn’t mean you should take any shortcuts on style.

Party dressing can bring out the best and worst in our style personality. On the pro side, it lets you add a little extra sparkle and drama to your party look – and who doesn’t like a little sparkle!? On the not so pro side, it provides the temptation to overdo all things shiny and it’s easy to end up looking more Christmas ornament than holiday fashionista.

The key to a great party wardrobe is the perfect balance of glamour and glitter. As always, the style experts at Shop It To Me have you covered – read on for your ultimate guide to party dressing.

Mix and Match Stylish Separates

Chances are that you have more than one holiday soiree to dress up for. This means your wardrobe has to work hard to keep you looking glam at every event. A great way to maximise your party wear is to choose stylish separates. A gorgeous silk cami, a pair of statement cigarette pants and a sharp blazer look perfectly poised together or with a huge range of looks. Choose pieces from a coordinating color palette to make sure you always look effortlessly chic. This Essential Silk Cami in holiday red from Haute Hippie is the perfect place to start your capsule party collection. Team it with these Theory Adbelle Leather Leggings for a cool girl’s take on Christmas.

Haute Hippie Cami

Theory Leather Leggings

Invest in a Jumpsuit

Ok, so a great party dress will always be a central part of our holiday dressing but a jumpsuit can be a fun way to twist up this holiday tradition. Not only is it just as a glam as your favorite dress, it also feels like a fresh approach to party wear. Not to mention it will keep you much warmer on those cool holiday nights! This stunning Coral Jumpsuit from Anthropologie is on our must-buy list for this year.

Anthro Jumpsuit

Use Accessories as Accent Points

The best way take your evening wardrobe into holiday mode in the blink of an eye is with gorgeous accessories. Ramp up the glamour this festive season by embracing sparkling or metallic bags, jewelry and more. Let your imagination run wild as you choose glittering accessories fit for a holiday princess. This Neiman Marcus Solid Glitter Clutch Bag will immediately up the wow factor of your party look.

Neiman Marcus Gold Clutch

Pick a Statement Skirt

Statement skirts are big news this season and they are an easy way to add a twist to your party dressing. Subtle enough for low-key holiday events but special enough for the time of year, they are a great investment for your evening wardrobe. We love the antique gold color of this Metallic Pleated Skirt from Ann Taylor. It feels all grown up while still allowing you to shine bright.

Ann Taylor Metallic Gold Skirt

Let Your Feet Do the Talking

Don’t let your favorite party outfit down by choosing the same dull black heels this festive season. Remember that the shoes maketh the outfit – and this is as important during December and January as it is the rest of the year. These Joie Nabila Velvet Platform Sandals in this years must have velvet are sure to add a little something special to your holiday dressing.

Joie Nabila Velvet Sandals

What’s on your party wish list for this year? Shop these trends and more beautiful holiday outfit ideas at Shop It To Me today.