Chic Festive Dressing: Low Maintenance Looks for Holiday Parties

The parties are coming! The parties are coming! But thankfully in Marin, you don’t have to be dressed like a gift to celebrate the holidays. 

Black leather crinkle skirt by No. 21, $435

Festive Wear

The Perfect Provenance, Tiburon

Featuring an unfinished hem for a not-too-done-up look, this faux leather stretch skirt is lightwear and functional thanks to side pockets.

Bethany boot by Cordani, $454

Festive Wear

The Store, Mill Valley

Fitting for the office and the company party after, these pull on Italian-made boots have a suede upper with stretch panel, padded leather footbed and leather lining, making them extra comfy.

Hand knit bubble sleeve top, $260

Festive Wear

Longway, San Anselmo

Scoop neck with a wider shoulder and made of 100% organic cotton by artisans in Peru, this top is universally flattering and easily paired with skirts or pants.

Star Bag by Golden Goose, $630

Festive Wear

Pavilion, Larkspur

A classic camera bag design with an edge. Made of leopard-print calf hair, there’s a contrasting logo on the front, a side pocket for a phone and a mini sneaker-shaped key ring included.

Aria necklace, $260

Festive Wear

Lulu Designs, Mill Valley

Delicate yet statement-worthy, the 14k gold fill hammer links are interspersed by dangling gemstone drops — choose between labradorite, moonstone, and turquoise.


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