The holiday season is easily the most wonderful time of year, especially because it’s a prime time to experiment with fashion. With our growing social schedules and limited collegiette™ budgets, however, it can also be stressful. Holiday parties can do a number on your bank account, but buying so many different outfits is unnecessary! Choosing the right staples and accessorizing in style are key to a fashionable and budget-friendly holiday season. According to Boston-based stylist Sarah McManus, “This season is all about mixing and matching,” so we’ve come up with classic yet chic wardrobe basics that can be mixed and matched for all of your holiday needs.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you don a pair of sky-high pumps: your legs feel longer, your chin’s a little higher, and your confidence soars. The perfect heels are a must-have for holiday parties, because they make any outfit that much hotter. Nude pumps are a classic and chic addition to any collegiette’s™ closet, because they can be paired with practically any party apparel.
Mossimo Paisley Platform Pumps- Taupe Patent: Target, $30
Every collegiette™ should have a pair of go-to flats, especially during the holidays. After all, how are we supposed to dance into the wee hours in our heels? Flats can be fierce, too! Choose neutral-colored ones like black or navy so that they can also be worn with your everyday wardrobe. These flats by Steve Madden are fun and versatile, adding the ideal amount of sparkle to your toes.
Steve Madden Women’s Kinnetic: Shoes.com, $56