The season of holiday parties is upon us. As always, it promises loads of fun — but doesn’t come cheap. Who has the money (or the time) to come up with a different ensemble for each event this December? The good news is you don’t have to.

We spoke with Tracy DiNunzio, CEO and Founder of Tradesy, an e-commerce style destination where consumers buy and sell both luxury and mass produced clothing and accessories.  She gave us some tips for styling one back dress (yes, one) in five unique ways. Here’s how to make the ultimate basic work all month long.

The Hepburn

Just add pearls, a prim clutch, and a jeweled flat or simple black pump, and red lips. Tres classic!

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The Hipster

Leather moto jacket + booties + a chunky cuff = downtown chic.

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The Girly-Girl

A sparkly statement necklace, Louboutins, and a cashmere wrap on your shoulders.

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The Trendsetter

Unexpected combinations are your secret weapon! Jump on the new athleticwear look with wedge sneakers and a bejeweled sweatshirt.