Some of us look for any excuse to wear flirty dresses embellished with sequins, pearls, and glitter galore--and the holiday season definitely offers ample opportunities to slip into these festive and glitzy frocks. But what if you're not that into dresses and skirts? What if you're more of a jeans and T-shirt kind of gal? Well, the good news is there are some clever ways to dress up denim.

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Here are some suggestions on how to make denim feel dashing and demure.

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Slip into metallic heels! 1

Slip into metallic heels!

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While the slouchy fit of your boyfriend jeans creates a relaxed feel, a pair of pumps in gold, silver, or rose gold will instantly infuse a glamorous and festive vibe into your ensemble. DSW.com, $69.95

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Shimmer in a sequin jacket. 2

Shimmer in a sequin jacket.

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From tinsel strands to glittery ornaments, the holiday season is all about shiny trinkets. A cropped sequin jacket taps into this love of all things shiny and glam, while also helping to elevate your denim-based ensemble to dressier heights. Nordstrom.com, $88.

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Bet on black 3

Bet on black

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Favor slim-fitting black jeans, then add a tailored black blazer. The right pair of black jeans will resemble stretchy, figure-hugging slacks while still offering the comfortable feel you desire. To give them a more suited-up feel, pair these bottoms with a structured black blazer featuring luxurious details like strong shoulders, leather or velvet lapels, color-blocked details or distinctive buttons. Asos.com, $39.99

Add a colorful faux fur coat. 4

Add a colorful faux fur coat.

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Even denim-on-denim outfits look glamorous when paired with fluffy, downy, faux fur coats in vibrant hues and playful patterns. This season's faux fur coats come in sumptuous shades of sapphire blue, forest green, and amethyst, as well as in funky polka dots, stripe, and autumn leaf prints. Fabulousfurs.com, $79

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Choose a feminine and dramatic lace top. 5

Choose a feminine and dramatic lace top.

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Everyday blue jeans suddenly look elegant and romantic when paired with lacy white or black long-sleeved blouses. Bonus points if the lace blouse has a Victorian-inspired high neckline. Forever21.com,$22.90

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Tuck them into knee-high boots. 6

Tuck them into knee-high boots.

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For an equestrian-inspired look, tuck your blue jeans inside a pair of cognac-toned knee-high riding boots, then add a flowing sweater and statement-making accessories like a printed scarf. Ninewest.com, $88.99

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Accessorize with a statement necklace. 7

Accessorize with a statement necklace.

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Even a simple scoop neck sweater or turtleneck will look luxurious with the right baubles. Whether it's a multi-strand necklace or an elaborate bib necklace with clustered jewels, the final effect will be majestic. Aldoshoes.com, $35

Go for dressy menswear-inspired pieces 8

Go for dressy menswear-inspired pieces

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Borrowed-from-the-boys elements can make denim look positively dapper. Instead of a feminine blazer, for instance, opt for a tuxedo-inspired jacket and ditch the heels in favor of glossy oxfords or velvety smoking slippers. Or go for a professorial look by pairing flared blue jeans with a crisp white button-down blouse and adding a tie and tailored vest for an Annie Hall-worthy effect. Maykool.com, $27.99

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Layer on some leather. 9

Layer on some leather.

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For an elegant but rocker chic look, pair your skinny jeans with a leather top--whether it's a sheath-style number with paneled seeming, a sleeveless mock-neck top, a boxy crop top, a short-sleeved number with a peplum detail or pleated neckline, or an elaborate long-sleeved piece. Torrid.com, $42.50

Roll them up and show off those heels! 10

Whether you're wearing jeweled pointy toe pumps, colorful strappy sandals crafted out of snakeskin, studded T-strap heels, or biker glam peep-toe booties, the right pair of shoes can completely transform the feel of an outfit. And do we really need any excuse to show off our shoes? Whitehouseblackmarket.com, $36.99 (Jeans)/ $29.99 (shoes)