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By Bobbie Thomas

With the holiday party season in full swing, our Style Squad's Bobbie Thomas is here to help you take your festive style from kitschy to cool. From light-up sweaters (yep!) and party pants to turtlenecks and twinkle-toe sneakers, she’ll show you how to pull it all together with ease.

Merry and bright light up sweaters

Before you dismiss these playful knits as too silly to be stylish, hear us out. Trust in the power of a pair of chic faux leather leggings to instantly add polish to any casual holiday sweater— especially these fun battery-powered styles.

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Xhileration "Kiss me at Midnight" Sweater, $28, Target

Holiday sweater

Hue Leatherette, $44, Nordstrom

Hue leggings

Trouve Faux Leather Leggings, $79, Nordstrom

Faux leather leggings

Light Up Snowman Sweater, $35, Amazon

Snowman sweater

HO HO HO Light Up Sweater $30, Kohls

Christmas sweater

Honeydew LED Light Up Sweater (3 colors) $68, Nordstrom

Holiday sweater

Dance all night party pants

Give your LBD or favorite mini the night off and step into a pair of stylish (and comfy) pants. Luxe fabrics like velvet and lame offer up a dressy alternative to your usual holiday party ensemble. Pair yours with pumps and a fun top (think fringe or sequins) for a comfortable look that will have you rocking around the Christmas tree all night long.

Shimmery Velvet Trousers, $69, Zara


Metallic Jersey Joggers, $79, Gap


Sequin Pull On Pant $99, Eloquii

Sequin pants

Metallic Trousers, $65, & Other Stories

Metallic pants
& Other Stories

Twinkle toes

Dump your pumps and lace up a pair of glitter or sequin-covered kicks that will make even the most basic look feel fun and festive. Sparkle is everywhere this season, and iconic footwear brands like Converse and Vans are offering a seriously glammed-up twist on their classic designs. Don't be afraid to step into this statement, a pair of happy feet can look surprisingly fun and chic with your everyday simple basics.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sequin High Top Sneaker, $70, Urban Outfitters

Sequin high tops
Urban Outfitters

Chunky Glitter Sneaker, $65, Vans

Glitter sneakers

Keds x Kate Spade kick start glitter sneakers, $90, Keds

Sparkle sneakers

Tretorn 'Camden' glitter sneakers, $88, Anthropologie

Glitter sneakers

Twisted sequin and velvet sneakers, $45, Topshop

Twisted sneakers

Merane-N, $35, Aldo


Jille, $65, Aldo


TODAY Style Squad member and author of "The Power of Style," Bobbie Thomas shares the buzz about beauty, fashion and more on TODAY and at Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.