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1) Embrace Some Sparkle

Nicole Gonzales (left) of Lillies & Léon loves a statement piece. "This jacket was clearly the star of the outfit, but I didn't feel overwhelmed with the amount of sparkle since it was balanced out with a simple pant," says the social media/marketing strategist and mom of two. If you don't want to be too glitzy, try glittery shoes or a shimmery silk scarf.

ON NICOLE: JACKET, $152, asos.com. TOP, $6 (up to size L), $8 (sizes 1X to 3X), rainbowshops.com. JEANS, $228, nordstrom.com for similar. HEELS, $49, nordstromrack.com.

LaTonya Yvette (middle) of LaTonya Yvette looks for bold, funky details. "A lot of women think they can't wear loud, sexy clothing and be mothers," says the model, mom of two, and advocate for body positivity. "But this pink slip is proof that you can. It made me feel sexy, empowered and smart." Swap heels for sneaks during the daytime, and you'll still feel that way in it.

ON LATONYA: EARRINGS,$29, jardinjewelry.com for similar. Keepsake DRESS, $235, lyst.com. BRACELET, $30, talbots.com. Sarto Franco Sarto HEELS, $109, nordstrom.com

Erin Boyle (right) of Reading My Tea Leaves lives for luxurious materials and subtle drama. For her, jumpsuits are the easiest way to feel chic. “They make me feel put together with minimum effort," says the author of Simple Matters and mom of two. The dramatic shoulder and shiny gold oxfords elevate this one in a particularly surprising way.

ON ERIN: JUMPSUIT, $299, fameandpartners.com. Up to size 22. RING, $150, kennethjaylane.com for similar. SHOES, $40, shoedazzle.com for similar.

Holiday Party Looks

Because spending time with loved ones is what the holidays are all about, we asked three real-life friends to model looks that work for every shape, style, and get-together—whether it involves holding a toddler or a cocktail.

From Redbook