Goodwill Gems: On-Point Holiday Season Style

We all gravitate toward sparkle and sequins during the holiday season. At least, I’m positive I’m not the only one. But as easy as it is to run right to all that bling and snatch it up, all those shining and shimmering pieces can be a bit harder to pull off during the rest of the year. So, instead of only going for the glitter, grab a few accessories this season that will look beautiful with your favorite winter party pieces, but which you can continue to enjoy all year long.

This week’s gem, a gorgeous pair of peep-toed heels scored recently at my local Goodwill store, is just that kind of essential item to get you through the holidays and the rest of the year, too. The soft taupe leather these lovely heels are made of is buttery smooth, and though not covered in crystals or rhinestones, the delicate heel, cute cutouts, and front zipper detail make these shoes look seriously sophisticated, without a lot of effort or extra flash.

Neutral peep-toe leather heelsThese super smooth, neutral leather shoes are perfect for stepping out in all during the holiday season, and will still look adorable well after the festivities end.

Classy holiday party options. If you’re looking forward to celebrating with friends and loved during the next few weeks, no doubt you’ve already started planning your festive party attire, as well. These shoes are ideal for any type of party whether on the more casual side or super formal. For a more relaxed family affair, consider putting this pretty pair on with a dressy pair of slacks in a beautiful jewel tone, like a ruby red, or in a fabric with a bit of shimmer, or something in an elegant and colorful pattern, like a damask or a paisley. Top it off with a white or cream sweater for a warm, cozy, but still party-appropriate ensemble. For a holiday work event, try putting these attractive little heels on with some simple opaque tights and flowing dress in pretty pattern, like the one pictured here. For a work-appropriate event, think classic colors and shapes with just a bit of fun detail, like the diamond cutouts around the décolletage.

Sheer blue/white dress with cutoutsThese stunning shoes will easily class up any look. Try pairing them with any of your favorite holiday season pieces for a fresh, chic take on festive apparel.

Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer.  Follow her on twitter.

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