The question of whether or not it’s OK to wear denim to a holiday party is: Yes. If Jenna Lyons can wear a jean jacket to the Met ball, then we all can wear one to ring in the new year. How we wear our denim, however, is everything, which is why I recently found myself online looking for a pair of mid-heeled, metallic sling-backs, aka what feels like the right shoe to wear out with my cropped, high-rise skinnies (of which I have many). Who needs new jeans this time of year? Not me. What I need, I realized when I started thinking about the season, are new accessories – a wrist full of bracelets to wear with my shrunken Trucker, like jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher (above), for example – and a cheerful lipstick from Troi Ollivierre, the makeup artist who gives all the models in the J.Crew catalogues their fresh and festive look. These, plus half a dozen red heels, one ‘Ho ho ho’ handbag, and a gift idea are below (there’s a lot; keep scrolling). Very, very merry, indeed!