How to refresh a holiday classic that goes beyond adding a couple accessories.

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So you’re heading to some a couple holiday parties over the next two weekends and while your fave LBD will work for both, you’d rather be dead than get caught wearing the same thing twice in those Facebook pictures and Instagram snaps. But you just feel so confident in that one dress that it's hard to give it up and go with second-place. Switching up a couple accessories simply won’t do, but you don't have to go with dress #2 either. #Butactually You can wear the same thing twice—without being noticed. We have you covered.

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The Simple Fix: Play with Layers

We recently got to meet with celeb stylist Sophie Lopez who showed us how to refresh a classic black number by layering with some surprising pieces.

We started with a classic black shift dress with just a little bit of texture and a slight flare in the skirt, a holiday style staple. To dress it down, we added a cropped knit with a high neckline that would be perfect with booties and black tights for a couple drinks out with the girls in a relaxed setting, but we decided to amp up this look a little more. We topped it off with a pastel faux fur cropped jacket and a belt to accentuate my waistline. Pair the outfit with some metallic loafers for a casual feel or slip on a pair of black stilettos to kick it up a notch for a cocktail affair.

Need More Style Suggestions?

Try adding a lace button-up blouse or tee and belt to your dress or skipping a necklace and adding a silk scarf tied into a bow instead. Or, if you usually wear your dress with a belt to cinch in the waist, try going a little more casual by skipping the belt and adding a boyfriend blazer and chunky statement necklace instead.

Simply put, play with knits, fabrics with different textures and belts to create elevated or more casual looks, while also switching up your shoes and accessories.

Pro Tip: Add the LG Styler to your wish list to refresh your favourite dresses, knits and delicates at home between parties and skip a trip to the drycleaner’s. Simply pop your dress in the LG Styler while you're perfecting your hair and makeup—multi-tasking to the max.

Loving these tips but missing that perfect cocktail or evening dress to play with? Check out our Holiday Hack #3 for your answer to what you can wear as your holiday style staple without having to spend all that money on a brand new dress!