Accessories are the best. By switching them up you’ll be sure to have something to wear to you 100+ holiday parties! It’s the easiest way to elevate an outfit. Ever notice how adding even one necklace can change your whole look? Instant glam can be achieved in a white tee and jeans, by adding a touch of sparkle and glitz.
A lot of what I write about for this blog focuses on building a classic wardrobe by investing in key pieces you can wear long term, but maintaining a distinct style is achieved with fashion forward or fun and quirky accessories. Jewelry is all about personality. By keeping your accessories, or what I like to call “third piece,” (post here) up to date you are sure to have something to wear to all your holiday soirees. Tis’ the season to be triple booked!
Jewelry can be an instant mood-lifter. Colorful, sparkly, superfun. Have you heard the term “arm party?” Try incorporating a few new pieces each season. It can be an inexpensive way to keep your wardrobe feeling fab and fresh.
Mix high and low, trendy and classic. Spice it up with the latest on-point styles, but invest every so often in exquisite everyday pieces that make you feel good. For example, Stella & Dot’s Covet line or their custom engraveable options.
Amid the whirlwind of the holidays, it can be easy to skim over the little details, but sometimes the most intriguing pieces and gifts, are the smallest. Outfit ornaments are the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Earrings, bracelets, and necklaces make this season’s best looks complete. Stella & Dot’s latest style options sure to please both the minimalists and maximalists among us.
Ok -- let’s break it down! Stella & Dot holiday style.
HOLIDAY PARTY: Sparkly, Minimal, Trendy
The doorbell’s ringing non-stop, there is standing room only, and the battle of the playlists is about to begin. It’s party time! This leather and gold collar is all things minimal and chic, while the second layer of silver and gold will keep your look poppin’ all night long. This statement necklace can be worn 5 different ways (see Movie Night look below for full piece.) It can be taken down long, loose and laid back or clasped up, as seen here, for a party making entrance.
MOVIE NIGHT: Stacked, Mixed Metals, Statement
Laid back sophistication with an edgy rock ‘n’ roll attitude. The answer to “hmmm what should I wear tonight?” This look has you covered from the movies to the fancy-shmancy cocktail party to the un-schmancy dive bar afterwards. This combo can elevate any plain tee or graphic top. Don’t be afraid to stack it up, arms and neck. I love the Electra statement necklace for it’s vintage silver plating and gradient jet black to clear sparkle. Add in a leather jacket to compliment your bold statement of metal mixology.
Movie Night Jewelry Details:
Electra Vintage Chain Statement Necklace, Sutton Necklace Mixed Metals (versatile 5 in 1) Triangle Path Ear Climber Hematite, Renegade Cluster Bracelet Gold & Silver, Wishing Bracelet Bisous, Rose Gold Lips
GIRLS NIGHT: Dangle, Layered, Elevated
If you add one new piece of jewelry to your wardrobe this winter, it should be a lariat necklace. This style is awesome for layering and looks good with everything. Let is dangle against a low cut slip dress or double it up on against a silky soft fabric. You can wrap this piece so many ways, or even tie it in a knot! I love the around-the-neck chocker-option. Tie it in your hair, or use it was a belt with a flowy dress. Here it's paired with a few dainty necklaces, and a luxe leopard clutch. This look is perfect for a weekend gift swap with girlfriends (including your very dearest friend – wine.)
Girls Night Jewelry Details:
Celestial Choker, On the Mark Necklace, Zoe Lariat Necklace Gold (versatile 3 in 1) Wishing Bracelet Bisous, Rose Gold Lips, Renegade Cluster Gold, Maylee Ring Silver, Leopard Print Clutch
NYE GALA: Celestial, Choker, Embroidered
It’s in the written in the stars. Smokey sparkle and gunmetal details with a chic bowed ribbon are all you need for a magical start to the New Year. The embroidered Emme choker can be worn as a lariat, wrapped around your wrist as a bracelet, or even swept up in your hair as a headband. This quick-change piece is perfect for a flurry of holiday festivities. Layer in hints of sparkle with the delicate celestial choker, and dreamy Luna crescent. The starlet in you will be black tie ready for cheers and (and maybe a midnight kiss) this NYE.
AT HOME: Delicate, Luxe, Layered
Snuggle up cozy and chic with your favorite holiday movie (Netflicks and chill anyone?) for a fabulous night in. Whether you are a robe and pjs, sweatshirt and tee or just diamonds kind of girl, this is a minimal everyday look that is luxe and timeless. Delicate styles have been huge lately. There is something inherently elegant about simple statements, like Stella and Dot’s Covet line. Minimal with multiple diamond options that are distinctly romantic and perfect for layering on meaningful mantras or motivating reminders. Simple shapes, engraveables and charms are anything but a snooze-fest. So lounge in your everyday favorites that are sure to please, from the warm confines of you home to the day-to-day out and about.
Stella & Dot Gift Guide:
Who’s on your gift list? Stocking stuffers to diamond stunners, bold statement makers to delicate layers Stella & Dot has a gift for everyone (no gift receipt needed!)