7 Makeup and Outfit Pairings That Solve All Your Holiday-Party Problems

Me at 9 p.m.: Actually on my way, as I said I would be.

Even if you only have two friends, the rest of the year will be crazy, no doubt about it. But even through such madness, you can still look good with the holiday-party two-step, which is not a long-lost dance, but another way of saying "one thing, another thing, make pretty, FAST." See seven of those duos ahead, just in time for this three-parties-that-aren't-even-near-each-other weekend.

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Pair #1: A Hillary c. 1980 Headband...

Altuzarra, $171

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With Big, Dangly Earrings

J.Crew, $24.50

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Pair #2: A Hair Ornament That's Not a Kindergartner's Interpretation of an Egg...

Charlotte Chesnais, $215

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With Eyeliner Flicks to Really Draw Attention to Your Face (and How Steady Your Surgeon's Hands Are)

Eyeko, $22

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Pair #3: Wet-Look Eyeshadow Because All the Editorials Are Doing It...

Kiko, $13

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With Powder—on Top—for a Variety of Finishes and Feeling Grownup

Glossier, $22

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Pair #4: The Fluffiest Mohair Sweater You Can Find...

H&M, $80

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With Glitter-Lined Eyes (Shape Up to You)

Urban Decay, $20

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Pair #5: A Dress with a Hemline That'd Make Your Mom Go "Young Lady" If You Still Lived in Her House...

Topshop, $75

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With a Trench Your Mom Would Heartily Approve Of

Khaite, $1,690

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Pair #6: Evergreen Knits...

Mango, $80

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With More Evergreen Knits, for a Full-Body Sweater Experience and Master Hostess Cred

Mango, $80

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Pair #7: These Mules!

Miu Miu, $534

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With Not Red Toenail Polish, Because Coral Is More Surprising

Jin Soon, $18

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