With a spate of holiday parties on the way, not to mention a long list of gifts to buy for friends and family, I’m looking for a holiday ensemble that’s as easy on the wallet as it is on the eyes. I’ve already taken a couple spins through the Shopbop sale section, but I keep coming back to two covetable yet affordable brands: Myne and Dolce Vita.
A few chic pieces that’ll make sure I won’t give short shrift to gifts? Myne’s Annie Dress (pictured) is vibrant against patterned black tights and a metallic clutch (see our jewel tone lookbook for inspiration on wearing bold shades), and the open back on the Riley Dress (also pictured) ensure I’ll be wearing it on nights out long after the holidays have come and gone. On the other hand, I could forget about frocks and pair this festive metallic skirt with an embellished tank, or dip into disco fashion with a silk jumpsuit and shoulder-grazing earrings.
Whichever party look I choose, Dolce Vita shoes are the perfect punctuation mark. From edgy chain booties to classic-meets-modern studded heels to elegantly draped suede booties, a new pair might be the guilt-free gift I end up giving to myself.