Party Mix: Glam Up for a Night Out

A sleek night-out look doesn't require a wardrobe overhaul. Invest in a single staple this season (sparkly, sequined, or otherwise embellished) to glam up any basic.

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Glam Gems

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Dress up a simple tank or cami with a jeweled cardigan. No need for a necklace here — the gems will do the job.
Sweater, Joseph A., $88. Earrings, Swarovski, $105. Watch, AK Anne Klein, $75. Bag, Jessica McClintock, $25.


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Dress It Up

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You can't go wrong with a little black dress — especially this one, jazzed up with sparkles and a satin bow. Invest in one great jacket with extra sheen — it will instantly upgrade almost any outfit.
Left: Dress, Jonathan Martin, $79. Bag, Shop Suey Boutique, $39. Shoes, Chinese Laundry, $69. Right: Jacket, Apostrophe, $72. Dress, Hale Bob, $284. Bag, Ann Taylor Loft, $29. Shoes, Nina, $90.


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Skirt the Issue

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A satin bubble skirt effortlessly chics up your favorite cardigan. Just add some heels and a shiny clutch, and you're good to go.
Cashmere Cardigan, Lands' End, $149.50. Skirt, Lafayette 148 New York, $298. Necklace, Capelli New York, $12. Bag, Sasha, $37.


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Go for the Gold

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Take your jeans from daytime to dinner by going for the gold with this cropped blazer.
Jacket, Esprit, $129.50. Top, Apostrophe, $44. Pants, Level 99, $118. Necklace, Chico's, $58. Bracelet, Foxy Originals, $30.


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Add Some Sparkle

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Add a sequined halter and a few silver bangles to your basic black skirt or pants, and voila — a dressy outfit.
Top, White House/Black Market, $98. Silver bracelet, Lia Sophia, $66. Cuff, Danielle Stevens, $25.


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Surprise Pairings

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For an unexpected look, pair a metallic tunic with your tweed trousers or textured tights.
Left: Dress, ABS, $255. Earrings, Foxy Originals, $24. Bag, Shop Suey Boutique, $28. Bracelets, Dominique Cohen for Target, $20 each. Tights, Via Spiga, $14.
Right: Top, Hale Bob, $236. Pants, Level 99, $140. Necklace, Lia Sophia, $58. Bracelet, Lia Sophia, $66.Copyright © 2007. Used with permission from the December 2007 issue of Family Circle magazine.