The 5 Essentials Your Holiday Look Needs

By Allison Berlin and Sara DiMedio of “Le Curate”

It’s the middle of December and the holiday hustle and bustle is in full swing. Every year it tends to be the same story. How can you master that look that will take you from after-work cocktails with friends, to the work holiday party, and maybe even the not-to-be-missed afterparty after that? Nobody wants to haul around those heels in their purse or risk wrinkling their perfect cocktail dress. Not to mention the time it takes to figure out the right look to wear for each of these festive get-togethers.

That’s why we’ve put together the top five essentials you need to perfect your holiday look, without the hassle.

The Statement Clutch
Le Petits Joueurs Grace Lego
Statement clutches are having a moment right now, so it’s the perfect opportunity to infuse a little wit into your wardrobe.

The Over the Knee Boot
Stuart Weitzman Highland Over the Knee Boot
A suede over the knee boot is a true winter essential. You can wear them to funk up an ultra femme dress or simply pair them with denim and an oversized sweater.

The Understated Earring
Lulu Frost Larkspur Drop Earring
You don’t need to wear sequins from head to toe to make a holiday statement. Sometimes a little goes a long way. That’s why these earrings are the perfect addition to your look.

The Maxi Dress
L’Agence Long V Neck Flutter Dress
We love layering a maxi dress for winter—it’s totally unexpected and transitions beautifully into spring. Spending a little extra on an item that is versatile allows you to get your money’s worth. Being able to transition a piece from season to season is crucial.

The Moto Jacket
Doma Leather Moto Jacket
The moto jacket has come to feel like a wardrobe staple but feels surprisingly fresh in a rich jewel tone. It’s perfect with everything from flowing silk to boyfriend jeans.

All of these items can work together, be paired off or worn separately, creating a versatile set of outfits for any occasion this season. And who doesn’t want to make life a little less stressful at this time of year? Now you’ll have a little more time in your schedule for the most important things during the holidays – enjoying yourself with your family and friends.

Le Curate, based in NYC, was created to give everyone the opportunity to differentiate their style and personalize their wardrobe to their complete satisfaction. It is the passionate mission of its founders, Allison Berlin and Sara DiMedio, to help individuals everywhere feel that their closet always possesses the contents to create exactly the look they are wanting at any given moment. As seen in “People Style Watch,” “Real Simple” and “Oprah Magazine.”