Luxe Looks You’ll Love All Season, From Faux-Fur to Sequin Dresses (& More)

When it comes to getting dressed (and dressed up) for the holidays, we’re all about the details. Choosing the right silhouettes can be crucial, but here’s an insider styling tip: Texture can also make a big difference in how your outfit comes together. Spring and summer are all about light, airy fabrics and natural fibers. Fall and winter present an opportunity to deck yourself out in luxe sequins, faux-fur, velvet and lace (to name a few). Get inspired with this roundup of our favorite seasonal fabrics and embellishments.

Silky Smooth

Nothing says effortless-luxe — or eases what-to-wear holiday stress — like a smooth silk or satin dress or top. This glam textile presents options that are both dressy and comfortable. Any of these picks will make the best-dressed list for your next soirée (especially this one).

A Hint of Velvet

The material equivalent of petting a kitten, velvet is one of those fabrics you feel dressy in, even if it’s an accessory (like this must-have holiday choker). Since it’s a heavier fabric, wear it in playful ways like work from home sweats— or bowtie scrunchies that will go with any holiday party look.

All That Glitters

With New Year’s Eve sneaking up on the calendar, there’s no better time to indulge in your not-so-secret love of sequins. They create a light-catching effect that evokes festive holiday energy unlike anything else. Zip up a sequin-covered dress or layer a sequin cardigan over your outfit.

Detail Oriented

If your outfit needs a little something, that little something might be embroidery. This technique can really turn up the look-at-me factor on a basic look. And while you may think of opulence (like this head-turning cocktail dress), embroidery can also mean sweet little details like this minimalist floral motif.

Faux-Fur Baby

We’re just going to say it: We love a faux-fur texture — especially in an on-trend pattern like houndstooth. But there are endless ways to wear this trend, from a shaggy boho vest to extra-soft slippers (for slipping into post-holiday parties). If you just can’t get enough of the fluff, you can even stash your phone and keys in a fun faux-fur bag.

Lace for Impact

A year-round favorite, there’s something extra-alluring about layering lace during the colder months. Add a lace-trimmed robe to any evening look, or go bold in a lace bodysuit as a top (Hint: It looks more elevated with a high-rise bottom). A lace-and-cami combo is a go-to top for dates, parties and dinners.

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