Jeans Dressy Enough for Holiday Nights Out? It’s All How You Put It Together!

Dark skinny jeans paired with a sparkly top and lady-like heels is my go-to look for a special night out. But is this look festive enough to get you through the holidays? Yes! There’s nothing wrong with opting for a polished denim look over a flashy holiday dress (if the dress code permits, of course). But how, exactly, do you dress up your favorite pair of skinnies or distressed jeans?  Consider some unique looks to help you out, just in time for the holiday party circuit. From layering with the right outerwear to stepping up your accessories, here are the styling tips you need to create festive outfits! Check out the following looks that all start with a pair of polished, well fitting jeans in your fave shade of blue: (Scroll down to read the details...)

A velvet blazer layered over a simple tee and a statement necklace is as easy as it looks. It’s the fabric that says “special event.” Sprinkle on some bling to complete the mood.

Colorful faux fur in a shorter boxy jacket or vest or even bag can make your jeans look luxe. Try something in a new blush tone – the fuzzier the better -- paired with a cream blouse and chunky heeled boots. The fur is the story here, so let it stand out.

Duster-length cardigans add drama. Keep things neutral -- black and white tweed or heather gray knit -- pop on a pair of tall suede boots and add a red lip to your look. Watch out for that mistletoe!

Leather looks! Cropped jackets, elbow patches or even leather-like sleeves take your denim up a notch. Today’s faux leather materials are stretchier and more wearable than ever. Keep it feminine with dazzling “diamond” collar necklaces.

Lace is always ladylike and says special occasion. Toast to the holidays in a lace trimmed top or cardigan, add a strand of pearls to take it over the top!

--Nancy Davis

(Hey, wait a minute! Who the heck is Nancy Davis? Well, I’m a long-time Eclections shopper-turned-sales associate who happens to have a background in journalism. So I’ll be blogging about fashion, trends, special events and whatever else you guys might like to know about. Let me know your thoughts on styles, brands, etc. by dropping me a note on our Facebook page or at

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