Luxe Holiday Party Looks on a Budget

Neiman Marcus It's that time of year again -- time to start thinking about what you're going to wear to that upcoming holiday cocktail party.

I scoured the web and found some of the best holiday party outfit ideas over at Neiman Marcus.

The luxury retailer has a lush spread on its site right now featuring stylish holiday party looks that no doubt cost hundreds and hundreds of dollars to pull off.

The good news?

You can totally steal these ideas and make them work for you -- at a fraction of the cost!

Keep reading to see my budget-friendly copies of the best of Neiman Marcus's holiday styles!







The above outfit, for example, would make a stylish statement at any upscale holiday affair. But who wants to spend hundreds of dollars for a silver jacket you may only wear a few times?

Instead, check out my low-cost copy ...

Cara Accessories, Charlotte Russe, Victoria's Secret

This Cascading Blazer (Spiegel, $89) isn't a bad price, and check online for a coupon code because Spiegel almost always has a 30% off code available. A Sleeveless Squareneck Jersey Dress (Victoria's Secret, $65) would go great under the blazer. You can't beat the price on these Sequined Almond Toe Booties (Charlotte Russe, $30 on sale). And this Layered Necklace (Nordstrom, $58) is a dead ringer for the one on the Neiman Marcus model.


Neiman MarcusHere's a hot holiday look for a special occasion ... but who among us can swing Neiman Marcus's prices? And why should we?


Express, Express, Splendid, Bebe, Ann Taylor

Instead, how about this Sequin Bolero (Charlotte Russe, $26.50) worn over a sheer Cowl Sweater Tunic (Bebe, $24.95) and paired with black velvet trousers (Ann Taylor, $69.99)? Add a pair of leather platform heels (Express, $66) and a Knotted Multi-Chain Necklace (Express, $34.99) and you've got the look ... for less!


Neiman MarcusNeiman Marcus pairs a sumptuous black tuxedo jacket with an expensive Little Gold Dress and sandals. But of course, you can get this look for less as well ...


Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, INC International Concepts

Check out this pretty sequined dress from INC (Macy's, $99), a gorgeous black tuxedo jacket from Ralph Lauren's label (Rugby, $129.99) that's half off right now and a GREAT buy for any occasion, a killer pair of peeptoe heels (Charlotte Russe, $25 on sale), and an excellently priced statement necklace (Forever 21, $8.80). Not bad, eh?

So there you have it. Three fantastically luxe looks for less, and I'm betting you already have at least some of these pieces in your closet.

Which look is your favorite?


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