What To Wear: Holiday Party Edition

Tips For Glamming Up (Or Down)
A Holiday Evening Outfit, FAST!

We’ve all been there, getting ready to go to a holiday party or family gather when suddenly a wave of anxiety flushes over us as we start to second-guess our outfit choice for the evening.  

“Is this too dressy? Is this enough?” Are just a few of the questions racing through our minds.

Insert a selfie* exchange between you and your friends that could add a good 45 minutes to your already limited time, only to end up back in what you were originally wearing and feeling defeated by your own closet.


If you want to avoid a scenario like this for your next holiday get-together, then follow these three tips for how to glam up, or glam down, an outfit with a few key accessories, fast!

1. Earrings

Statement earrings are the easiest way to quickly dress up an outfit that would otherwise be too casual for an event you are attending.  We love adding a pair of chandelier or drop earrings like our Luxe Life Red Earrings to an LBD for a pop of color, or to dress up a more casual outfit like skinnies, a t-shirt, blazer and some pumps!

What about when you want to tone down the glam but still keep it classy? Try our It Takes Two Earrings to add understated glam to your outfit.  These look amazing when paired with a blouse, skirt (or pants), and some heeled boots!

2. Necklace

Statement necklaces are one of our favorite ways here at Wild Lilies to add instant glam to any outfit.  We love to pair them with dresses, blouses, sweaters, and even basic t-shirts!  Try pairing a statement necklace like our Bonjour Necklace with a sweater, skirt, and some heels for a holiday look people will definitely remember!  Or pair our Ice Breaker Crystal Hematite Necklace with a basic t-shirt, blazer, boyfriend jeans and some pumps for an edgier glammed up look!

Looking for something simpler?  Try adding our Ball and Chain Pearl Necklace to your next evening outfit for a bold look that isn’t too loud, but certainly won’t go unnoticed.  We love the versatility of a piece like this because it will work with outfits that are dressy, such as an LBD, and also with outfits that are more casual like a sweater, jeans, and boots.

3. Clutch

So you’ve got your jewelry and outfit figured out, now onto the item that pulls it all together, the clutch.  The right clutch can pull together your outfit while serving the practical purpose of carrying all your essentials.  Want to make a statement? Go bold with our Gold Strike Python Evening Clutch to make a statement or go classic with our Black Capsule Evening Clutch to discreetly blend in with your outfit.


Whether you’re heading to a big holiday party, or a small get-together, use these few tips to help you perfectly accessorize your next evening/holiday outfit to look your absolute best!


*Selfie – (Noun, informal) a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.

Written by : Alex Bozzi