We want you to heat up the holidays this season, so ShopBack and Tomboy Tarts gives you some trendy party dress tips to up your tomboy style swag factor big time to ring in the new year.

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Wow! Is it already the end of the year? Did Father Time pull a fast one on us again. Seems like it coz the holiday season is back and whether it’s the boon or bane of your life, the party season is in full swing here again and we want you to look your tomboy best when the ball drops on Times Square.

Whether it’s an office function or family gathering, most year-end parties are a lot more fancy and require you to look a tad more put together than your everyday jeans and t-shirt get-up. That being said, you shouldn’t have to feel obligated to hit the stores and buy an entire new party ensemble that you’re never going to wear again. Tomboy fashion is all about comfort, practicality and ease, whilst exuding your own personal style. With a few staple pieces in your wardrobe, you can dress them up or down for any kind of party look. Our recommendations will cover you way beyond the holidays and post-party hangovers, so let’s get the ball rolling with the most important essential, the loose graphic T-Shirt.

The Loose Graphic T-Shirt

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As basic as it may seem, a statement t-shirt is one of the most versatile pieces for a casual or smart-casual party during the holidays. Wear your favourite graphic t-shirt that showcases your favourite band, TV show or pop culture reference, and it serves as a conversation starter for your long night of socialising. Dressing up a t-shirt, tomboy style is as simple as throwing on a blazer and pairing it with a pair of nice fitted trousers.

Why not start a debate over which friend character you are most like with this Friends Sofa Tee (USD24) graphic t-shirt from Urban Outfitters.

The Plain White Shirt

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For a more formal affair during the holidays, the easiest way to look smart and sharp is with a crisp white button-up shirt. If plain old white shirts are bringing down your tomboy styled look, then throw on a patterned blazer for a more personal character or opt for an interesting lapel shirt like this Pure DKNY Long Sleeve Tuxedo Shirt (USD198) from ShopBop. Done with the party? Then ditch the blazer, roll up your sleeves and you’re all set for the after party!

The Long Oversized Blazer

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Long open blazers are the perfect piece of outerwear to complement your casual t-shirts or button-up shirts, taking any of your tomboy party outfits from ordinary to dapper-chic! This holiday season, stand out at any party with ASOS’ Monki Tailored Oversized Check Blazer (SGD105.58). An interesting pattern and oversized fit steers it away from the office and on to the party dance floor.

The Tailored Trouser

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To complete your ensemble, you can never go wrong with a well-fitting pair of black trousers. Keep it interesting with unconventional silhouettes such as this pair of Dickies High-Rise Work Pant (USD29.99), which features a high-rise waistline and straight-leg pant. A roomy pair of trousers also ensures that you’re comfortable throughout the night of festive dancing this holiday season!

The Freshest Pair of White Sneakers

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If oxfords are a bit too formal for your liking, then complete your outfit with a classic pair of trainers. A pair of fresh white sneakers will make you look sleek and can match effortlessly with any of your outfit choices, like this pair of Asics Gel Kayamo Evo Trainers (SGD147.81) from ASOS. Just be sure not to spill any wine on them!

The Minimalist Watch

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Contrary to popular belief, a standout watch doesn’t have to be one studded with Swarovski crystals or gold-plated dials. For a practical and unique timepiece, go for something unconventional like this EONE Bradley Black Watch (SGD493) from Cocomi.sg. Not only is its neutral matte-black clock face captivating in design, it is designed to help the visually impaired tell the time. This watch is certain to be a conversation piece at any party.

The No-Frills Clutch

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Parties can be a chaotic affair and as much as possible, you want to avoid bringing a bulky bag that you’ll have to lug around for the rest of the night. It’s something most practical tomboys would want to avoid anyway. Opt for something functional like a clutch — it’s large enough to hold all of your necessities, yet small enough so you can carry it around with ease.

This Gnome & Bow Milton Crossbody Clutch in Midnight Blue (SGD245) from Naiise is large enough to fit an iPad and features a detachable sling and reversible design to match any of your outfits.

The Quirky Bow Tie

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For a unique spin on the classic tomboy formal tuxedo look, draw inspiration from style icons like Janelle Monáe and accessorise your outfit with an interesting neck piece. Go for a classic bow tie or something softer like this ASOS Colour Blocked Pussy Bow Collar (SGD9.50). It’s a nod to menswear without being too literal and instantly gives you an added air of confidence this holiday season.

The Leather Belt

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For that final touch, do not underestimate the effect that a quality belt can add to your overall holiday party look. Even if you don’t require a belt functionally, an unassuming and practical belt like the Gap Basic Leather Belt (USD39.90) pulls your whole look together and can alter the proportions of your outfit to flatter your body more.

Dressing for parties is all about expressing your own sense of style to stand out from the crowd! But that doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on comfort and practicality. Choose quality and exquisite pieces that you can easily transition into your everyday wardrobe. These style ideas will certainly provide you all the key elements to rock that stylish tomboy party look and what’s best is that you can shop for all the above pieces through ShopBack and enjoy up to 30% cash back!