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City Shopping NYC: How to Dress for the Holidays

December 12, 2016 - by Heather Rabkin
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A full social calendar during the holidays is a wondrous thing. Family and friends to see, cocktails to sip, and Christmas cookies aplenty to indulge in. The only downside? What to wear. Every fête requires a different dress code, especially in New York City, and we've broken down the mainstays. All it takes is a slip on of the right shoe or an occasion-apropos statement bag and you’re set. Now, it’s time to party.

Holiday Dressing NYC: For the Office Party

Steve Madden

Whether your office holiday party is a fancy dinner or simply a night of bar-hopping with coworkers, veer toward comfy footwear. This sumptuous velvet pair by Steve Madden is ideal with simple trousers and a dressy top.

Shoe Parlor, 851 7th Avenue.

Holiday Dressing NYC: For the Themed Party

Century 21

Embrace the ugly sweater for once this year (at least they’re cozy, right?) and don this sequined concoction from Century 21. It even features a clever hashtag.

Century 21, 21 Dey Street.

Holiday Dressing NYC: For the Dinner Party

Anya Hindmarch

The holiday season dinner party is an ideal spot to bring your own conversation starter. Anya Hindmarch’s adorable cross-body bag is made of a sumptuous shearling, lined with suede and finished with a gilt chain.

Anya Hindmarch, 795 Madison Avenue.

Holiday Dressing NYC: For the Family Affair

Chanel earrings

Impress the relatives, dazzle the in-laws, and make cousins jealous with vintage Chanel earrings. The jewel tones will stylishly accent an LBD or make a solid cashmere sweater pop.

A Second Chance, 155 Prince Street.

Holiday Dressing NYC: For New Year’s Eve


Sure, the outfit gets all the attention on New Year’s Eve, but time is the crucial element. Hence why we adore this rose gold-and-pearl watch from famed watchmaker Tissot.

Tissot, 666 Fifth Avenue.

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