You don't need to deck yourself in red and green just because it's Christmas.
Muted colors and festive touches make a casually elegant alternative for a holiday ensemble -- plus you'll be comfortable from morning church services through to gift-opening at grandma's.
And accessories like these locally designed earrings and necklace, which feature medals of the saints, are a cool, modern way to commemorate Christmas.
Get ruffled. Sleeveless cream ruffle top adds flair to a classic cardigan. $36.95 at NY & Company, various locations.
Buttoned up. Super soft baby-blue cardigan features rhinestone buttons for a festive touch. $39.95 at NY & Company, various locations.
Smooth move. Wide-leg winter white pants are classic and elegant for Christmas. $46.95 at NY & Company, various locations.
Flats with flair. Rhinestones and a ruffle give these muted metallic flats holiday appeal. $59.95 at DSW, Walden Galleria.
Saintly leanings. "Blessing" necklace with religious medals are part of the "All the Angels & Saints" Collection by local designer Sheila Petrocy Green. $48 at Malabar in Orchard Park. Or get more info at www.facebook.com/imagedjewelry.
Hear no evil. "All the Angels & Saints" earrings feature three saintly medals. $36 at Malabar.