Easy Outfit Formulas: Sequin Dress + Black Heels

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Blue sequin dress and black ankle strap heels

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You know those days – the ones where you roll out of bed (after hitting the snooze button too many times), stumble into your closet, and have no idea what to wear? Our series Easy Outfit Formulas is here to help! Every other week, I’ll feature two items (which you might own already) that can be paired into outfits for those days when you need some quick and easy inspiration.

The holiday season can be a bit overwhelming - between finals week, gift shopping, family gatherings, and New Year's parties, sometimes you need a little help with simplifying your holiday wardrobe. So, what's the easiest dressed-up look for all of your seasonal events? A sequin dress and black heels, of course!

These pieces are party staples in any college girl's wardrobe, and can easily be adapted for every special holiday occasion. Read on for three ways to style your favorite sequin dress and black pumps:

Classic & Elegant

Daisy sequin dress red coat black heels look

Products: Dress - Boohoo, Coat - Charlotte Russe, Heels - Modcloth, Clutch - Aldo, Earrings - Express, Nail Polish - "Ballet Slippers" by Essie

This is the perfect elegant look for your fanciest holiday events. Start with a patterned, mixed-metallic sequin dress and a pair of classic pointed-toe black pumps. Add a bright red wrap coat for color and drama, plus a sparkly black clutch (because can you ever have too much sparkle!). For the subtle finishing touches, try pearl earrings and a few coats of a delicate pink nail polish.

Chic & Sophisticated

Teal sequin dress white vest black booties

Products: Dress - H&M, Vest - Choies, Tights - H&M, Booties - Nordstrom Rack, Clutch - Lori's, Necklace - Banana Republic, Rings - ASOS

Want to catch some eyes at your upcoming New Year's Eve party? Then this is the look for you. A teal sequin dress gets a dose of chic with a stylish white vest, and black booties (paired with sheer black tights) create a flattering, leg-elongating effect. For a trendy touch, grab a foldover velvet clutch. Don't forget a little more bling with a gold tassel necklace and stackable rings.


Black sequin dress moto jacket black heels look

Products: Dress - Modcloth, Jacket - Charlotte Russe, Heels - Threadsence, Clutch - River Island, Earrings - Zappos

For an edgier look that's perfect for a night out with friends, try this ensemble. Start with a sparkly, sequin-studded black dress and a pair of trendy caged black heels. Add to the tough, moto-inspired vibe with a sleek black biker jacket. For accessories, try a modern white clutch and big sparkly stud earrings.

Share your thoughts!

What's your go-to holiday party outfit formula? Would you wear a sequin dress and black heels to your next event? Which look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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