In the season of giving, we’re guilty of taking a “one for you, one for me” attitude when the gift is glamorous or glittery. Our weakness? Accessories. Lavish additions get us every time, and for good reason: a fresh pair of earrings or fun new pumps add panache to standby wardrobe staples. Still, we want to be selective in our splurges, bearing in mind the parties that we’ll attend. We’re practical after all.
Below, all the trimmings that we’re eyeing (plus shoppable links), curated by type of holiday party—and its festive song personality.
Jingle Bell Rock
For a less traditional but highly fun fete, go for embellishments that are both glamorous and edgy. Cascading strands of gunmetal crystals look striking as they graze your shoulders. Pair with a Leith statement clutch for a look that is truly eye-catching and cool block-heel boots.
Home for the Holidays
Christmas dinner with the in-laws requires a look that is elegant and prettily adorned. Lana Jewelry earrings with geometric shapes add just the right amount of shine without overpowering a subdued silhouette.
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
Upgrade a go-to party dress with festive footwear. Any LBD will look even better with elfin pompoms or light-catching disco ball-esque pumps that are ready for the dance floor.
Silver & Gold
For those who dream about silver and gold, only the sparkliest of accessories will do. Dazzle the room in vintage-inspired teardrop crystal earrings. The light-catching pair is a major statement piece but lightweight enough to be worn all night long.
Have a formal event on the calendar? Dress up your evening gown even more with a classic but totally sexy pair of Louboutin pumps. For added bling, slip on a David Yurman ring of diamonds and pearls.