Then when the work day ends, practice your quick-change skills. Either wear the two pieces together, opt for the dress alone with a great necklace, or pair a silky tank, leggings and boots with the jacket. All are easy options.
Simple can be special
Jane Webb, owner of CK & Co. said sequins, sparkle and shine can make a woman feel good and look good. And there's just something about all three that elevate an outfit and make it really special.
She agrees with Crawford that dressing for New Year's Eve need not be complicated.
Grab your favorite little black dress and accent it with a pair of sparkly pumps. “Keep it simple and dance in the New Year,” Webb said.
Or think about a sequin skirt with a classic black blouse. It's even better if the blouse is softly tailored and sheer for an understated sexy look.
“Choose one item and let it shine,” Webb said.
And, of course, an all-over sequin dress is always right. “Sometimes if you're going to shine or sparkle, it's fun to go big.”
Or make big changes.
Rock that sequin mini as is or pair it with leather leggings and tall boots, Crawford said. It will be stunning either way, but with leggings and boots, you won't be freezing as you count down the seconds to 2013.
Dressing for New Year's Eve, and every other event that comes during the holiday season, is all about versatility, Crawford said.
“Point is, the holidays should be merry and bright, so no stressing about holiday wear,” she said.