5 Ways to Turn Everyday Outfits Into Festive Holiday Frocks

Beauty & Style 23

peacock feather shoe clip
Etsy; $28
Oh it's a jolly season alright, full of holiday parties, concerts, dinners, events, and more. And for each one of these gatherings, you want to look merry, bright, and festive. But new duds for each one could break the bank. So what's a frugal fashionista to do?

Why, accessorize of course. 'Tis the season to sparkle, and there's no easier or less-expensive way to transform what you already have hanging in your closet into special and festive frocks. Here are five great ways to turn your everyday items into ones worthy to deck the halls and so much more.

Shoe Clips Bling out a basic pair of pumps with a fancy shoe clip. Etsy is a great place to find a variety of unique and vintage clips. I think the peacock version featured above is fantastic.

fur wrapNordstrom; $35.90

Faux Fur Wrap A little fur will keep you warm and add some fun to basic sweaters or dresses. This one from Nordstrom can be worn on or off the shoulders and is priced right.

hair clip
Anthropologie; $15

Sparkly Hair Clip Sometimes less is more, and a little glitz in your hair is all you need to jazz things up a bit.  This water lily barrette is one that will get you noticed.

cocktail ring
Macy's; $48

Cocktail Ring A splash of sparkle right at your fingertips. The bigger the better when going with a cocktail ring to ring in the New Year. This one definitely does the job.

statement necklace
Piperlime; $51.99

Statement Necklace It's a staple for a reason -- because the statement necklace works. This bold gold set of rings screams jing a ling. Add it to any plain dress or blouse, and you are set.

What's your favorite way to get glitzed up for holiday happenings?

Images via Etsy, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Macy's, Piperlime

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Krist... KristinRox

As long as my hair looks great and I have some pretty earrrings in and my makeup looks good, Im good to go.

nonmember avatar Lynn

there are hundreds of styles of shoe clips available online. they are a great way to give new life to your old favs. they can be clipped to a headband too!

aneela aneela

i have to get some new hairclips lol...i just cut my hair uber short...so i need something for my hair...i also like lovely shoes or boots...and the shawl or wrap idea

JHanc968 JHanc968


lalas... lalasmama2007

I usually just put one some makeup for a change.

janey548 janey548

Love the big necklace and fur wrap

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