Consider small upgrades
While buying new dresses for a holiday party is fun, the little details are what make your outfit standout. “Sometimes it’s all in the little things that can make a big statement but still be effortless,” Cruz says. “I like to wear a simple red or black wrap dress or skater style dress and add a brooch, a wide sequin belt, or some blinged out earrings to add some sparkle.”
Banish static, stat
It doesn’t matter how stylish your outfit is if you’re constantly fighting static. As owner of luxury consignment site Designer Revival, Tiffany Keriakos knows a few ways to ensure your party look stays party-ready. “Static can put a damper on your holiday look, so to prevent it, spray clothing with hairspray both over and under the garment, especially if you are wearing tights. If you have staticky hair, wipe a dryer sheet directly onto your hair to eliminate it.” Learn these brilliant tricks to solve any wardrobe malfunction.
Freshen up in a flash
Keriakos also knows ways to freshen up, and fast: “Spruce up your patent leather shoes and or patent bag by applying a thin layer of Vaseline with a dry, soft cloth and rub it in until absorbed. It’ll leave a nice, shiny finish that looks almost new.” She suggests that for sweaters that have become “pilly”—especially expensive cashmere—”take a women’s razor and gently shave the pilling areas.” And finally, if there are any lingering deodorant stains, she says, “Use baby wipes! They also travel well in your handbag.”