It’s exactly around this time of year when everyone starts keeping an eye out for the sparkly, the shiny, and all things reserved-for-December. Between the holidays, New Year’s Eve, and mandatory office parties, the number of occasions requiring a little bit of dress-up are starting to quickly accumulate. Both minimalists and maximalists alike will appreciate that festive comes in many forms—many different accessories to be exact.
If you’re aiming for something like a straightforward slinky slip, or even going off the beaten path with, say, a blazer and pants, consider the accessories an eye-catching accouterment. For those who embrace this time of year’s excess in just about everything, then a statement accessory will act as the final flourish on an already over-the-top ensemble.
Start at the top with pretty little things for the hair. Oversized headbands have been a favorite this year and an iteration in satin or velvet, embedded with pearls, will surely hit the sweet spot of effortless and formal. They’ll require slightly more maneuvering, but crystal-embellished hair slides will catch the light and keep hair neatly tucked away. Keep them stacked on one side, or scatter throughout for a pretty, airy look.
If you’re looking for a pair of danglers, embrace the comeback of strass and chandelier earrings. The ’80s revival has people dripping in diamanté, quite literally. Everyone from Isabel Marant to Alessandra Rich has turned to the high-sparkle effect of collarbone-grazing earrings. And if you’re in the market for even more texture, opt for something handheld: A vintage-inspired evening bag is almost a guarantee for drawing in the compliments. Take hold of a lustrous satin number or a slouchy pouch finished with fluffy feathers. After all, you’ll need someplace to stash your phone and lipstick before it’s time to snap endless last-of-2019 selfies.