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Like a boss
Break away from the tried-and-true LBD for something more masculine but equally elegant. Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's Le Smoking suit, this updated chic ensemble has just the right amount of sparkle.
Blazer, $240, bananarepublic.ca. Top, $195, and shoes, michaelkors.ca. Pants, $70, gapcanada.ca. Bracelet, delilahkbridal.com. Clutch, reiss.com.
On the hunt for the perfect outfit to take you from the office to a holiday party? These tailored workplace staples are dusted with gold, garnering you just enough attention.
Vest, $50, and pants, $50, marshallscanada.com. Top, $10, and earrings, hm.com/ca. Watch, swarovski.com. Shoes, jcrew.com.
Do sequins give you flashbacks—and we don't mean the good kind—to the '80s? Update the look by embracing glitz with an unexpected statement piece—in this case, a letterman jacket.
Jacket, $118, guess.ca. Top, $40, hm.com/ca. Skirt, $160, bananarepublic.ca. Earrings, delilahk.com. Rings, thomassabo.com.
Jump to it
Dresses not your jam? Get inspired by the return of the '70s with this streamlined aubergine jumpsuit. The classic sweetheart neckline on this swoon-worthy onesie offers a powerful girl-meets-boy update.
Jacket, $148, guess.ca. Jumpsuit, $545, reiss.com. Earrings, baublebar.com. Shoes, ninewest.ca.
These textured culottes may look like a skirt, but they're, in fact, super-wide-legged trousers. Think of culottes as a midi skirt: Always wear them with heels (if you're under five-foot-six, you may look stout in flats) and keep your top streamlined and tailored.
Top, $70, rw-co.com. Pants, $205, bananarepublic.ca. Earrings, thomassabo.com. Necklace, rebekahprice.com. Cuff, baublebar.com. Ring, express.com. Bag, aldoshoes.com. Valentino shoes, theseptember.com.
If you have magpie tendencies but think rhinestones and sequins are too brash, try a mesmerizing metallic fabric. Daring yet elegant, this flirty cocktail dress is Betty Draper meets Judy Jetson.
Faux-fur stole, $100, lechateau.com. Dress, $150, marshallscanada.com. Earrings, express.com. Bracelet, swarovski.com. Rings, thomassabo.com.
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This story originally appeared in the December issue of Canadian Living.
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