For the biggest, and last, bash of the year, or for whatever shindigs you have on the calendar this winter, you may tell yourself you need a festive new frock. But do you really? A little strategic spending will freshen up last season’s LBD, the one before that or the one before that. And who doesn’t love that?


Looking to wear those terrifically tailored black trousers again? Accessorize them with unexpected footwear, like these glovelike crushed velvet pumps in lavender.

Jaggar crushed velvet pumps with tiered metallic heels, $142 at

Prada’s swooned-over headbands for spring 2019 aren’t available yet, but Jennifer Behr’s are elegant enough to approximate the look of a Renaissance lady.

Jennifer Behr velvet headband set with pearls, $275 at

If there’s one thing every partygoer will notice, it’s a pair of knockout earrings. These five-inch-long collarbone grazers will illuminate your face and brighten your whole outfit.

Ariana Boussard-Reifel hammered pendant earrings in goldtone brass, $475 at

Take inspiration from Sonia Rykiel’s spring 2019 show by cinching your favorite frock with an obi belt. Bonus points for surprising color combos: a navy belt with a crimson sheath or a blush pink one over a camel sweater dress.

Maison Vaincourt calfskin bow belt, $265 at

This snake collar in the perfect holiday green will add oomph to your go-to metallic shift, or whatever you choose to wear it with in 2019.

Kenneth Jay Lane snake choker in gold and enamel with multicolored crystals, $300 at

If street wear is more your style than a sparkly dress, reach for this Alexander Wang bucket bag with industrial chain detail. It will make you feel more you.

Alexander Wang leather bucket bag embellished with paillettes, $750 at

Add one of Hayward’s signature rolled mini shoppers to a pencil skirt and fitted sweater to give a tailored look just the right nonchalant slouch.

Hayward rolled velvet purse, $590 at

These sharply angled scarlet mules will pump up the fun factor of even the most subdued outfit in your rotation.

Malone Souliers velvet and satin mules, $625 at

If you’re going straight from desk to drinks, tuck a glittery brooch into your purse. This crystal one from Gucci will push a workday blazer into decidedly more festive territory.

Gucci 5.7-inch-long crystal-embellished metal brooch, $550 at