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Holiday Chic on the Cheap

In our series, "Early Holiday on the Cheap," style expert Katrina Szish showed ways you and your family can dress chic for the holidays on a budget.

Trendy Hipsters
Tips for this look:
• The little black dress gets a major update with tulle and bows.
• The skinny suit and tie has officially made its comeback. If you remember only one thing it is to keep everything in proportion.
• Do something unexpected: wear brightly colored tights, or sneakers with your suit.

Rodarte for Target Slipdress in black: $39.99
Rodarte for Target Bow Belt in grey leopard: $12.99
Sam Edelman Shoes
Betsey Johnson at Zappos.com: $189.95 Ring & earrings
Rachel Zoe for QVC clutch
Grey Suit: jacket + trousers: H+M: $69.95 & $39.95
White shirt: H+M: $39.95
Black skinny tie: H+M: $12.95
Converse shoes: Target

Cool Kids
Tips for this look:
• Color and shape are the key to keeping a look young and fresh.
• This is a time to play with statement accessories-choose one major statement piece.
• For kids, this is an opportunity to participate in the diffusion trend.
Miley Cirus and Max Azria for Walmart dress: $20
Jessica Simpson bracelet: Zappos.com
Tarina+Tarantina heart necklace: Zappos.com
Naughty Monkey heels: Zappos.com: $75.29
Stella McCartney for Gap jeans: $58
Stella McCartney for Gap yellow shirt: $28
Stella McCartney for Gap: $38
Stella McCartney for Gap: $58
Stella McCartney for Gap: $48

Fashion Forward Family
Tips for this look:
• This is a sexy and body conscious look without being too revealing-you are showing off your style while still being sexy.
• Accessories always make the statement-if you don't usually go for bold accessories, this is the time to do it. Leave the pearls at home and go for a pair of oversized earrings.
• During the holidays, it's important to keep children looking like kids. So you can do that by mixing something dressy with something more casual, like a chunky knit hat.

Rachel by Rachel Roy dress for Macys: $109
Rachel by Rachel Roy suede jacket for Macys: $249
Rachel by Rachel Roy booties for Macys: $109
Rachel by Rachel Roy earrings for Macys: $28
Rachel by Rachel Roy ring for Macys: $38
Rachel by Rachel Roy handbag: $69
Stella McCartney for Gap dress: $58
Tights: Gap: $14
Hat: Gap: $28

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