Shelling out your year-end bonus on a party dress you’ll only wear once a year can seem devastatingly excessive. Here’s where we come in to recommend a little shift in focus when in comes to holiday dressing.
Instead of opting for a glamorous ensemble, let your accessories to all the talking instead.
Statement accessories can make or break an outfit so here are some from designer labels we absolutely love (and they will definitely make you shine).
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Encapsulating the glamorous flapper style from the roaring ‘20s with is F/W ‘19 collection, Dolce & Gabbana’s peepers-raising headband is an absolute charming mix between modern synergy and retro vibes.
Lined with massive black faux pearl baubles separated by crystal-embellished divider beads, this headband also has a soft velvet-padded lining to maximise your comfort.
Saint Laurent’s clip-on drop earrings are crafted from gold-tone brass, with drop-spheres encrusted with round-cut crystals.
Looking like tiny disco balls dangling off your ears, this pair of earrings are sure to command attention this holiday season no matter how simple you keep the rest of your outfit.
Created in collaboration with UK-based Tank magazine’s fashion director Caroline Issa, these limited edition rose gold vermeil earrings showcase a whimsical, dainty, fun-loving energy as captured by the colourful pastel crystals in juxtaposing abstract shapes.
Resplendent and feminine with an artisanal edge, this black silk headband is festooned with smokey dark grey beads that extrude from the head to form swirling patterns.
Almost like a tiara – sans the mandatory sparkling crystals – for the sophisticated woman, this contemporary accessory will look great for that New Year’s Eve party on the agenda.
Taking inspiration from the brand’s Middle Eastern heritage, these large dangling earrings feature 24-k gold-plated King Beetle motifs and suspended gilt stars that pay homage to the Turkish flag.
Handcrafted lovingly by Istanbul artisans, these exquisite earrings also showcase white and pink crystals on the King Beetle for a mesmerising touch.
Mesh veils that delicately frame the face were trending hard on the F/W ‘19‘runways, so it was almost necessary for us to include this pristine number from Red Valentino. This headband features a black fishnet veil met at the top with a beige ribbon bow and gold-tone studs with strass detailing.
Perfect for exuding a sultry, old-world glamour, this headband is a conversation starter in its own right.
Made exclusively in collaboration with Net-a-Porter, this one-sided ear cuff is practically a dreamy, astronomical feast for the senses.
Cast from gold-plated silver and featuring a firework-esque design with spokes embellished with faceted crystals, this ear cuff will engulf your entire ear like a wonderful, sparkling web of jewels.
Wear this on one ear, with a lightweight dangling crystal earring on the other – preferably, that earring should be silver and gold as well for an optimum match.
A ‘90s mainstay, this choken is reimagined with silver-tone faux pearls.
Five strings of faux pearls are strung daintily from the centrepiece: a dazzling crystal brooch with intricate patterns.
Perfect for teaming with low plunging necklines or strapless dresses, this choker will complete your look with pizzazz.
Oscar de la Renta’s necklace resembles a piece of artwork. Inspired by the beauty found in nature, this necklace is designed to look like a vine of eucalyptus leaves cast in gold.
Intricately crafted with a keen attention to detail (as seen by the realistic carvings on the leaves), this necklace will have you looking like a goddess at your next big party.
Evoking bohemian vibes with iridescent pearls and pendants such as quartz, pyrite, turquoise, labradorite and gray moonstone, this piece of jewellery echoes one of the biggest resounding jewellery trends of the year: Souvenir jewellery.
Introduce a subtle bright and optimistic vibe to your party look with this unconventional choice this holidays.