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Where to Shop Now: 5 easy — and versatile — pieces that add pizzazz to your wardrobe all year long

Where to Shop Now: 5 easy pieces that add pizzazz to your wardrobe

Banana Republic Neon Sheath Dress
Banana Republic neon hibiscus slit sheath dress. Photo courtesy of Banana Republic
Jimmy Choo Nude Patent Stiletto Pump
Jimmy Choo nude patent stiletto pump. Photo courtesy of Jimmy Choo Courtesy of Jimmy Choo
Kate Spade Color Crush Statement Necklace
Kate Spade color crush statement necklace. Photo courtesy of Kate Spade
Elie Tahari Marcia Pant
Eli Tahari Marcia pant. Photo courtesy of Elie Tahari
Michael Kors Mercer Large Metallic Leather Tote
Michael Kors Mercer metallic leather tote. Photo courtesy of Michael Kors
Pleat-Skirt Shirtdress
Banana Republic pleat-skirt dress. Pleat-Skirt Shirtdress Courtesy of Banana Republic
Banana Republic Neon Sheath Dress
Jimmy Choo Nude Patent Stiletto Pump
Kate Spade Color Crush Statement Necklace
Elie Tahari Marcia Pant
Michael Kors Mercer Large Metallic Leather Tote
Pleat-Skirt Shirtdress

By now, we are all rethinking the purchase of that plaid winter coat or that new velvet duvet cover that we just had to have for our bedroom. The holiday season is by far peak shopping season, and also the time of year when the most debt is racked up. For January, it may be time to scout out some some key versatile pieces for your wardrobe that you can wear to a networking conference and cocktail hour to help ensure fashion security at any point during the year.

The little pink dress

A little pink dress is a necessity for any closet. When paired with the right purse, pump, or earrings, it's a look that's sassy and flirty. Banana Republic has two options: A neon hibiscus slit sheath dress, $128, and pleat-skirt dress, $118, with buttoned cuffs, for a perfect mesh of work and play. Both dresses can be purchased at the retailer in Rice Village, Highland Village, and the Houston Galleria. Either dress makes a statement while still having an unassuming flair.

Nude patent shoe

When it comes down to it, we all know it is all about the shoe. A nude pump is, quite frankly, an essential when building a wardrobe. The right nude pump, whether it be caramel or beige, can be matched with an array of outfits and colors. The Jimmy Choo nude patent pointy toe stiletto, $595, is vital for any closet. Strutting into any boardroom is that much easier when rocking these pumps! 

The perfect statement necklace

When it comes to finding the perfect statement necklace for your personal wardrobe, make sure that it actually makes a statement! Understated is simply overrated. Kate Spade has the ultimate shiny 12-karat gold plated multi-color color crush necklace ($228) that will for sure spark up a conversation. With hints of turquoise, emerald, and blush, it can be paired with a sundress or tailored business suit. This statement necklace makes packing for a vacation or business trip that much easier, too. 

Fitted dress pants

Fit is everything. That perfect dress by your favorite designer looses its oomph when the fit of the dress is unflattering. Why not switch to fitted dress pants that add a burst of bold flair when paired with a sweater, blouse, or blazer? Eli Tahari's signature silhouette Marcia pant ($124) has that combination of boldness and fit. The aubergine color makes it easy to colorblock with an array of fall shades to add versatility to your closet. Plus, who can go wrong when purchasing Elie Tahari anything?

Metallic gold

Metallic gold is always in order. The perfect purse can make or break any outfit. This Mercer Metallic Large Leather Tote by Michael Kors ($298) is an essential for any woman looking to be noticed when she enters a room. Gold is always “in season,” and can be paired with a variety of colors, textures, and prints. When you purchase a large tote verses a clutch or cross body, you have more space to store all of your must-haves while still not having to lug around a suitcase. Efficiency and timeless are the words to use when describing this bag.

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