the cool girl's guide to holiday dressing

'tis the season to look awesome.

photo by aaron richter
There are some holiday traditions we love. Eggnog? Awesome. Presents? Yes please. 

But sometimes it's OK to break with it--especially when it comes to what you wear to all those parties that dot the calendar from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve. Sure, you could pull on that sequined top or that velvet dress and call it a night, but why not try something new this year? We've got a few alternatives--five of them, in fact--and as it turns out, they're all looks that you'll still want to wear come January 1, 2014.

Click through the gallery for the five cool girl options for holiday dressing--and no, we totally won't judge if you decide to try them all.