Over 40 stylish essentials you need for the holiday season

When it comes to holiday dressing, the bigger and brighter the better. With Thanksgiving kicking off weeks of holiday parties to come, we are getting our festive wardrobe ready.

While sparkles and velvet are must-have textures again this year, we are also crushing on unexpected silhouettes and fun pairings -- think a shimmery pleated skirt topped with your coziest sweater and boots or your finishing off your feminine look with an edgy leather headband.

Shop over 30 chic items above that will steal the show at any holiday party you attend this season-- but continue to rock these pieces again and again long after New Year's Eve.