HSN's Lauren Wilner Dishes on Holiday Party Style

Whether you've got an office party, hot date or a black tie event, check out Lauren Wilner's tips on what to wear this holiday season!
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Black Tie or Charity Event

Just because your guy is dressed in a tux doesn’t mean you get to pretend you’re a contestant on Dancing With the Stars. Lauren warns to, “Keep it simple. Wear a basic black sheath dress and adorn yourself with festive accessories.”

abs studio dress

AB Studio pierced sheath dress ($32.40, kohls.com)

charlotte russe metallic bangles

Metallic beaded bangle set ($8.50, charlotterusse.com)

forever 21 clutch

Embellished maze clutch ($27.80, forever21.com)

Night on the Town

Lauren reminds us that by simply pairing “touches of shine” by adding a sequin top or metallic sweater to your outfit is an easy way to show the holiday spirit in a chic way. But be forewarned, old-fashioned Christmas sweaters should be tossed. Lauren urges, “You can have a holiday theme without wearing Santa Claus on your cardigan!” If you want to show Christmas, “touches of winter like snowflakes and angels,” are also a great way to do it.

karen kane sequin sweater

Karen Kane sequin front cardigan ($138, bloomingdales.com)

ruby red sweater

Ruby Red Petites snowflake knit top ($34, dillards.com)

floral sequin tank

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Floral sequin tank ($34.94, oldnavy.com)


Leave your statement necklaces behind and hit up the ever-classic pearls. Lauren adds, “It’s important to keep the variants of the pearls at varying widths and sizes. I love layering pearls. The more the merrier.”

rj graziano necklce

 R. J. Graziano Simulated pearl nested drape necklace ($39.95, hsn.com)

silver white pearl necklace

Silver white freshwater pearl 8-strand necklace ($63.89, overstock.com)

carolee maya crystal bracelet

The Maya Crystal Fireball and white pearl bracelet ($30, carolee.com)


Coats are always a Christmas problem. I want something that looks good but keeps me warm so I’m not shivering. Thankfully, Lauren has the perfect solution. “One of the hottest trends of the season is faux fur. It looks dressy but keeps you warm at the same time!”

kristen black belted coat

Kristen black belted faux fur coat ($109.90, nordstrom.com)

american fur jacket

American Glamour Badgley Mischka faux fur cropped jacket ($179.90, hsn.com)

jacklyn smith leopard jacket

Jaclyn Smith long sleeve faux fur jacket ($23.99, kmart.com)

Brittany Roshelle Davis is a freelance writer who specializes in all things fabulous. Visit her site

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