Tis the season for sparkling soirees and parties galore! What sets holiday season style apart has to be the rich colors, playful textures, and of course a touch of glamour. This week our Chic adds her own flair to a holiday ensemble that I’m sure will inspire some of you lovely LaurenConrad.com readers out there. Think elegant party dress meets casual cool. Sound intriguing? Keep scrolling to see how our Chic of the Week rocked a glam crushed velvet dress with a few surprising elements…

Without further ado meet our Chic of the Week, Francesca!

Holiday season style from LaurenConrad.com's Chic of the Week.

A holiday outfit that's both glam and unconventionally cool.

We love this hand chain that our latest Chic of the Week is donning!

We have a crush on the velvet dress that our Chic of the Week is wearing!

Ever thought of pairing a crushed velvet holiday dress with your favorite denim jacket? I know I didn’t! I love the unconventional combination that Francesca came up with for this ensemble. She easily takes her outfit from day to night in under 30 seconds flat. Another element that I absolutely adore about this look is Francesca’s dainty hand chain. I’ve never worn one myself, but after seeing these images I have to make a quick shopping trip… Here’s what Francesca had to say about her look…

This outfit screams the holidays, but isn’t cheesy. I love how the velvet looks toned down with the denim. It’s holiday ready but not too done up. Velvet is so beautiful and this color is stunning. I paired the dress with a see-through clutch and some western styled booties to offset it and make it edgier.

Thanks for sharing your amazing holiday look with us, Francesca! Because of you I now have to add a crushed velvet dress to my wardrobe ASAP!

What’s your favorite holiday ensemble? 

Let me know in the comments!

Team LC

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Photos: frank vinyl