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Styling and Text by Beth Divine  | Photos by Chris Whonsetler

Don’t have a closet full of party clothes for the holidays? Don’t despair. Turning up the glam can be as easy as taking a basic blouse and making it beautiful with fun accessories — statement necklaces, drop earrings, chokers, cuffs, rings, purses and more.

 

Nail your perfect party look, including the right accessories to go with different necklines. Don’t forget to add some pretty makeup, too. Pick a bright lipstick, false eyelashes or sparkly eyeshadow. Look in the mirror. Yes, it’s you!

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REINVENT THE TEAL

Add a crystal statement necklace to a solid color, V-neck blouse to amp up the party power. The cut on this teal top brings balance to figures that are bigger on the top or in the middle.

Bar III blouse, $59.50 at Macy’s. Lovoda necklace, $28 at Dottie Couture

 

 

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NAVY NAVIDAD

A silky navy shell dresses up jeans or jackets and pairs well with black, cream or burgundy separates. Choose a couple delicate strands and a beaded clutch, and you’re golden.

Tahari shell, $59 at Macy’s . Rose Gold Nadir necklaces, $40 and $95; Nina beaded bag, $84; both at Von Maur.

 

 

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LACE IT UP

Dusty shades on boho blouses take a dressy turn with a statement necklace. Wear the romantic look with leggings or skirts.

Andrew Blue blouse, $38; necklace by Lovado, $24; both at Dottie Couture.

 

 

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HIP IN DOTS

Be someone’s arm candy in retro polka dots with sheer bell sleeves. Mix up your jewelry styles — a little elegant, a little sexy. All figure types can wear this universally flattering blouse.

Rachel Roy blouse, $89; Tiered INC ring, $22.50; INC red drop earrings, $34; all at Macy’s.

 

 

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SKIN IN THE GAME

Show off a little shoulder in a ruffled shell as a standalone or under a jacket. Forego the necklace and slip on some rose gold crystal bracelets.

INC blouse, $54.50 at Macy’s. Swarovski crystal bracelets by Givenchy; $78, $68 and $65 at Von Maur.

 

 

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FIRE HAZARD

Don’t be shy of the mistletoe. This Christmas-red bow blouse with flirty V-neck will get you noticed. Embellish with a just-as-bold necklace and more demure earrings.

Rachel Roy blouse, $89; Inc gold/silver necklace, $39; both at Macy’s. Gold drop earrings, $24 at Delaney’s.

 

 

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PURE VANILLA

A creamy, angelic shade gets off-the-shoulder sexy on a style that is perfect for women who are bigger on the bottom.

Flowy Adrienne blouse, $38 at Dottie Couture. Beaded necklace, $38 at Delaney’s.

 

 

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IN PEEK FORM

Don’t let the long sleeves fool you. This blouse proves the power of sophistication in showing just a little skin. Women with straight, pear and proportionate figures will find this top easy to wear.

INC keyhole top, $39.50; INC cuff, $34.50; both at Macy’s.

 

 

 

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THRILL OF THE LACE

A sweet black satin collar coupled with all-over lace make this blouse innocent and sexy! Add a colored cami underneath.

Modcloth blouse, $59 at modcloth.com. Bow purse, $80 at Von Maur.

 

 

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PLEATS & THANK YOU

A ruffled blouse with pleats is the ultimate feminine top. Pair it with one of this season’s on-trend chokers.

Jack blouse, $68 at Delaney’s. Choker, $24 at Von Maur.

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