12/24/2012 12:18 EST | Updated 02/23/2013 05:12 EST

Sequins and Leather and Lace, Oh My!

What better time of year to pull out the sequins, leather and lace than the holiday season? Whether it's a cocktail party, dinner with friends or a gathering to trim the tree, how about donning something special to mark the festive occasion.

Clothing that incorporates sequins, leather and lace can make quite a statement and as a result some people are afraid to wear them. Others are unsure of how to incorporate these pieces into their existing wardrobe and wonder whether or not they can pull it off.

If you're one of the unsure, treat them like any other statement piece and build your outfit around them. Make sure that they are your focus and that every other piece of clothing relates in one way or another -- whether it's something that compliments or contrasts.

Below I've provided three looks for each of the materials to help you visualize different ways you might incorporate sequins, leather and lace into your holiday looks. However you decided wear them, just remember to do it with purpose and own it. But most importantly, have fun with it. 'Tis the season!


First Look: MANGO Sequins Dress

Second Look: ALL SAINTS Panel High Waisted Mini Skirt

Third Look: DAY BIRGER ET MIKKELSEN Sequin Tank Top



First Look: ALICE + OLIVIA Martin Peplum Leather Top

Second Look: MANGO Leather Pencil Skirt

Third Look: HAUTE HIPPIE Suede Shorts



First Look: CAROLINA HERRERA Lace Blouse

Second Look: ROBERT RODRIGUEZ Brown Tiered Chocolate Lace Skirt

Third Look: BARDOT Layered Lace Short