While sequins and sparkly frocks are fun to break out for the holidays, sometimes we prefer a more tempered ensemble to ring in the festive season. But that doesn’t mean we ever want to look boring. Stylish girls know gorgeous, glimmering accessories are the key to playing up a chic party outfit, whether it be a velvet dress or a lace jumpsuit.
Buying a new outfit for every holiday event is just not feasible, which is why we’re always searching for styling tricks to revamp our party pieces without breaking the bank. Fortunately, the latest fashion-girl obsession with statement earrings means it’s easy to elevate—and recycle—our party ensembles in just one step. From shoulder-grazing tassels to vibrant drop earrings, these accoutrements have been seen both on and off the runways, making them a trend-forward addition to any holiday outfit.
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Tassels have permeated accessories with the same fervor fringe has taken over fashion. And yet, we still can’t get enough. That’s mostly thanks to the bright, bold and extensive options accessory designers continue to produce in their collections. From party-ready necklaces to fun bracelets to boho-fab earrings, tassels are here to stay—and sway.
Here’s how to execute the challenging trend with ease.
Statement jewelry can be tough to pull off, especially when it comes to making it vibe with your other accessories.
Hoop earrings—no longer just for J.Lo. The throwback style has reemerged stronger than ever, thanks in part to their appearance on the Spring 2016 runways at Céline, Givenchy, et al. Big, small, silver, gold, lacquered, beaded—there’s a version for every style and budget.
There’s something uniquely exhilarating about getting a new piercing—as accessories fanatics, the opportunity to add another sparkly stud to our person never fails to incite joy. Furthermore, its semi-permanent nature provides the impetus to go for something bold and daring, knowing it can always be removed down the line.
For many months now, every It girl imaginable has been rocking the ’90s-inspired black-ribbon choker in heavy rotation with both day and night ensembles. However, with any popular trend comes the point of exhaustion and the need for a fresh update as we enter a new season. Thankfully we’ve been seeing a shift toward a daintier iteration—layers of lightweight gold chains in varying lengths for a glimmering, cascading look that reads feminine and refined with a hint of sexy.