Net-a-Porter Holiday Style Guide: Holli Rogers’ Party Picks

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Holli Rogers, Fashion Director at Net-a-Porter

When faced with the inevitable challenge of figuring out what to wear to a slew of holiday soirees, we thought it would be fun to turn things over to Net-a-Porter Fashion Director/ FashionEtc columnist Holli Rogers.
So without further ado, her oh-so-chic suggestions.
As the party season descends upon us, so too does the annual dilemma of surpassing sartorial expectations at every holiday affair.
From cocktail evenings to black-tie dinners to—the biggie—New Year’s Eve, here is my edit of key pieces inspired by the hot new Cruise 2012 trends. 
Your party circuit uniform is guaranteed to be anything but passé …
Camilla and Marc
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The Cocktail Dress

With its couture-like ruffles, jolting neon hue, and contrasting textures, this playful Camilla and Marc dress nails three of the new season’s coolest trends all at once. What’s not to love?

Jimmy Choo Scuba Heels
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The Scuba Heels

Slick, Scuba-inspired silhouettes are hot for the new season and Jimmy Choo’s acid bright neoprene heels are the perfect way to tap into the trend. Wear them to pep up your favorite LBD or offset with vibrant slim-cut pants for fashion-forward flair.

haute hippie
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The Tuxedo Jacket

So sleek, so cool–the fashion set has been coveting the white tuxedo jacket ever since Bianca Jagger made headlines in her sleek Yves Saint Laurent version in 1972. Still making waves on the runways, this hero piece by Haute Hippie will look just as great with a printed jumpsuit as it will with a pencil skirt and diaphanous blouse.

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The Silk Maxi

Keen to shy away from dresses and gowns? Then go long in a vibrant silk maxi skirt. Here at Net-a-Porter HQ we adore Roksanda Ilincic’s zingy clementine take, which works like a dream with a pale silk camisole and a bejeweled necklace.

erdem blouse
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The Two-Tone Blouse

For a more demure evening look, you can’t go wrong with this blouse by Erdem, decorated with painterly florals and ornate lace. Wear it now with a sleek black pencil skirt, kitten heels, and a slick of vermillion lipstick.

Shourouk Earrings
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The Chandelier Earrings

They’re big, they’re bold, and they’re ultra-hip: Supersized drop earrings are the quickest way to take your party portfolio from demure to dynamite. The key to wearing these dazzling jewels now? Opt for simple necklines and a slick updo. The sequin-embellished pieces by Parisian label Shourouck get my vote.

j brand jeans
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The High-Shine Jeans

Sprayed with glitter or splashed with metallic paint, the new skinny jeans make a seriously modern evening statement. J Brand’s iridescent skinnies are made for dancing the night away. Simply partner with a sharp-cut blazer, sky-high heels, and go! 

jil sander bracelet
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The Circular Clutch

Giving the classic cocktail bag a modern spin, Jil Sander’s circular coral clutch is the arm candy to be holding right now. Team it with the above neon dress for irreverent charm.

For more of Holli Rogers’ stylish suggestions, check out her holiday gift guide.