5 Style Essentials For Party Season

Pick a date, send the invitations, set the mood. Here are a few party essentials for the holidays (and one mortgage-sized splurge).

December 1, 2016

By Amanda Ross

There are no two ways about it; sometimes it’s just black and white—as evidenced by Express’s perfect Star Skinny simple heel for stepping up your dance moves. $70, express.com

Tapping into the velvet trend, there’s the Sarah Moon for Nars Mind Game Mini Velvet Lip Glide set with six mini-shades to create a different sophisticated smile for every party on the calendar. $59, sephora.com

Classic baubles look picture-perfect on any festive tree, but this sparkly decoration—a Tiffany and Co. brooch of pink tourmaline beads and baguette diamonds—dazzles year-round (which, at this price tag, works out to around $500 per day). $183,000, tiffany.ca

When the holiday party circuit kicks into high gear, it’s wise to have a few different looks. The Loozy neck tie dress is all about monochromatic restraint and understated elegance. $329, tedbaker.com/ca

It’s my party and I’ll plant if I want to. Send holiday party invitations by local Gift-a-Green. Made in East Van with soil from Quebec, seeds from Saskatchewan—they’re part card, part gift, and completely cool. $10, giftagreen.com

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