Style 24-7: Holiday Dressing

Ease into this season by donning your perfect black-and-white look and jewels for a festive occasion.

ESSENCE.COM Dec, 06, 2012

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A classic look will work for the holiday or any day. Black sequins and sleek tuxedo trousers will carry you well beyond the season.

Top, Calvin Klein, $60, macys.com. Tuxedo pants, Shoshanna, $285, shoshanna.com. Earrings, Roberta Chiarella, $168, robertachiarella.com. "Checkerboard" bangle, Joan Rivers for QVC, $126, qvc.com. "Oval Crystal" bracelet, Kenneth Jay Lane for QVC, $80, qvc.com. Clutch, JustFab, $40, justfab.com. Stiletto sandals, Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret Catalogue, $148, victoriassecret.com.

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A classic look calls for classy accessories. Traditional pearls and an elegant watch will do the trick.

Watch, Movado, $650, movado.com. Necklace, Carolee, $45, Lord & Taylor. Earrings, Betty Carré, $55, bettycarrestore.com.

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A swanky cocktail dress paired down with flats and fab accessories will make you one hot hostess.

Dress, Guess, $138, guess.com. Cardigan, Rachel Rachel Roy, $119, rachelroy.com. Headband, American Apparel, $14, americanapparel.net. Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $35, 212-685-3737. Necklace, $75, livewordly.com. Bangles, $50, fantasyjewelrybox.com. Flats, Michael Michael Kors, $79, zappos.com.

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Simple but eye-catching accessories will elevate your at-home appearance.

Earrings, Claire's, $11, claires.com. Bracelet, Technibond, $100, hsn.com. Necklace, Skinny by Jessica Elliot, $80, skinnystyle.com.

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Bundle up in chic separates!

Vest, Coldwater Creek, $90, coldwatercreek.com. Sweater, Forever 21, $23, forever21.com. Earrings, R.J. Graziano, $35, 212-685-3737. Scarf, Gap, $35, gap.com. Boots, Boden, $268, bodenusa.com.

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Layer your accessories like your garments and pile on fun bangles.

Earrings, Vince Camuto, $48, vincecamuto.com. Bracelets, Liz Claiborne, $20–$24, jcp.com.

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The right LBD goes a long way for any occassion.

Earrings, $95, mariebruns.com. Necklace and bracelet, R.J. Graziano, $85 and $55, 212-685-3737. Necklace, Sara Designs, $330, maxandchloe.com. Bangle, Kenneth Jay Lane for QVC, $53, qvc.com. Clutch, Jessica McClintock, $62, zappos.com. Platforms, Zigi soho, $72, zappos.com.

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Go glam with baubles and cocktail rings to spice up simple style.

Ring, Express, $35, express.com. Earrings, Swarovski, $320, swarovski.com. Necklace, Loft, $40, loft.com.

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