Jenna Lyons Teaches Us How to Wear Party Pants

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It's official, Jenna Lyons wears the pants — and she looks good doing it. The ever-stylish J.Crew creative guru has proven to us that you don't have to wear a dress to be the chicest girl at the party. Seriously, this woman wears fancy pants like it's her job (well, technically it is), and we're inspired to channel her look for every swanky occasion we can.

So why has Jenna ditched party dresses? The style maven recently opened up to Wardrobe Icons about her Holiday style rules:

"People often think they have to wear a dress and purchasing specifically for an occasion can be dangerous. I've seen people spend too much money or buy the wrong thing because they think they have to get a dress. Sometimes its more interesting to take something a bit over the top like a sparkly sweater, a beaded top, a crazy skirt, and mix it with something that still feels like yourself."

If you're afraid to put aside your party-dress standbys for something different, it's OK — you just need to know the best way to make them work. And, whether it's slinky silk or sexy metallics, Jenna has a trick or two that will help you rock the style with confidence. Check out our favorite finds inspired by Jenna's dressed-up dungarees and scroll through for the five ways Jenna makes them work. Consider your Holiday dressing dilemmas solved.