Update Your Party Look
Maryam Malakpour, Stylist
"Start with too much jewelry and edit down from there."
Accessorize with a gold men's Rolex, a Chanel cuff, a Scottish cashmere beret, or a string of pearls. Scour eBay for the perfect '80s Ungaro dress. Don't buy cheap shoes — it's hard to get inexpensive leather to look good. Tuck a Casablanca lily in your hair for an instantly festive look. Hit up secondhand stores for vintage diamanté necklaces to layer. Start with too much jewelry and edit down from there. Don't wear red lipstick just because it's the holiday season. Throw an LBD over skinny jeans or leggings. Try tartan, velvet, big sequins, and silver. Shine!
On Malakpour, left: Dress, $185, L'Agence; booties, $1070, Yves Saint Laurent; necklace, $1100, Stephen Dweck; oblong ring, $185, Rosena Sammi; Malakpour's own pink Marc Jacobs ring. On model, right: Top, $38, Alternative; skirt, $1450, The Row; shoes, $995, Christian Louboutin; bag, $2425, Chanel; wide choker, $135, R.J. Graziano; scarf, $600, L'Agence; Malakpour's own vintage necklaces.