Fabuless Holiday Fashions


'Tis the season to glam it up holiday style, and as personal stylist Jennifer McConville shows us, you can do it for $200 or less!

Gold "Gatsby" Dress

When selecting a dress that draws obvious inspiration from a certain period or decade, keep your accessories modern and minimal to avoid looking costume-y.

Fabuless Gold

Tip: A dress is a great evening wear option because it makes a statement with just one piece. To save on this look, think about wearing a new dress with evening shoes and accessories that you already have at home.

Total Cost: $149.90

Get the look: dress, Reitmans, $55.00; clutch, Globo, $20; shoe, Zara, $59.90; bracelet, Aldo, $15

Tulle Party Skirt

A full skirt in a flirty, lightweight fabric is a great way to wear this trend (without looking like a tent). Keep things slim on top to flatter your silhouette.

Fabuless Tulle Party Skirt

Tip: Selecting a pair of evening shoes in a timeless, unique style is a smart buy (black patent is a great choice). They can be your go-to for future events.

Total Cost: $197.68

Get the look: top, $12.95 and necklace, $24.95, H&M; skirt, $59.90 and shoe, $69.90, Zara; clutch, Aldo, $29.98

Plaid Pants

Adding sparkly and metallic accents to an edgy piece makes it wearable for evening.

Fabuless Plaid Pants

Tip: A fancy pair of trousers can be repurposed for day by swapping the sparkle for a chunky knit sweater and cute ballet flat or loafer.

Total Cost: $195.85

Get the look: top, $34.95, jacket, $29.95, shoe, $39.95, H&M; pant, $49, Joe Fresh; bracelet, $12, Reitmans

Cashmere and Sequins

Mixing textures is a fun and unexpected way to dress for evening. The combination of soft, fuzzy cashmere works beautifully with the super-glossy sequin skirt.

Fabuless Cashmere and Sequins

Tip: Cashmere is always in style, and is a great way to add a little luxe to your everyday wardrobe. Go for it!

Total Cost: $198.95

Get the look: cashmere sweater, $79 and skirt, $29, Joe Fresh; shoe, $39.95, H&M; necklace, $16, Dynamite; clutch, $35, Aldo

Old Hollywood Glam/Black and White Dress

A midi-length skirt or dress is best worn with a classic pointy or almond toe pump. A faux fur stole adds a touch of old Hollywood glam to this 40s inspired look.

Fabuless Old Hollywood Glam Dress

Tip: Stretch your budget by making your accessories do double duty. A bold statement clutch works as both jewelry and a chic holder for your evening essentials.

Total Cost: $193.39

Get the look: dress, $59.90, Zara; faux fur stole, $65, Aritzia; clutch, $30 and shoe, $38.49, Aldo

Jewel Print Dress

When wearing a bold print, choose accessories in the same colour family to allow the print to shine.

Fabuless Jewel Print Dress

Tip: A leg-elongating, nude patent shoe is a girl's best friend. Make your dollars work harder by selecting a shoe you can wear again and again.

Total cost: $183.34

Get the look: dress, $59.95, H&M; clutch, $59.90, Zara; shoe, $38.49 and bracelet, $25, Aldo

Jennifer McConville with Steven and Chris


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