Party Season, Solved: Style Inspired by the Cheap Chica

The holidays are upon us. Translation: outfits must abound – even if the bank account doesn’t. So we’re turning to our style-on-a-budget bible, Lilliana Vazquez‘s The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Stylefor a little assistance outfitting one Marc New York dress four totally different ways. Here, our stylish findings.


1. To the nines. Heading to the ballet? The Nutcracker is a must. Pin hair back in a soft side bun, wear CZ studs, a layered necklace, and a faux fur jacket. Don’t forget some strappy pumps.

2. To the annual office party. Feel festive even when not wearing sequins. Fuchsia is a just-as-bold alternative. If dancing is involved, wear booties with opaque tights. Finish the look with a simple gold-chain necklace and tousled hair.

3. To work. If you’re in a creative office, we think you can get away with this. Try topping the dress with a fur vest, sleek leather jacket, or a blazer (if the office culture is a bit more buttoned-up). Tights and patent shoes (flats are a safe bet).

4. To Thanksgiving. Transform this dress entirely with a chunky cable sweater over top. Add a patterned scarf for extra color and flat boots for comfort.

Loving this number? Scoop it up at our Lilliana Vazquez secret sale, then check out The Cheap Chica’s Guide to Style for endless advice from the expert herself.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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