Can you say "of the moment"? The Statement Necklace is in, and it can say so much -- bohemian, retro, expensive, arty, avant-garde. Making sure it also says "festive" is a snap.
Look for something that shines; crystals and quality rhinestones can do it admirably without looking cheap. Gemstones, silver and gold, and dramatic beading (especially a bib) can all convey holiday glamour.
Whatever you do, do accessorize, and go dramatic. This time of year, it's easy to pull it off without going Liberace.
For more on holiday style, check out the links below.
More Great Links
- "Best Buys: The Gold Standard." Harper's Bazaar. (Oct. 6, 2010) http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-tips/best-buys-gold-dresses-and-accessories-1208_
- Gaynor, Violet Moon. "Hot in Stores: Sparkling Styles." Elle. Nov. 16, 2009. (Oct. 6, 2010) http://www.elle.com/Accessories/Trends/Hot-in-Stores-Sparkling-Styles
- "Get in The Holiday Spirit With These Hot Hair Accessories." Shine. Nov. 26, 2009. (Oct. 6, 2010) http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/get-in-the-holiday-spirit-with-these-hot-hair-accessories-548552/
- "Sparkly Holiday Accessories for Every Budget." Real Simple. (Oct. 6, 2010) http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/shoes-accessories/holiday-accessories-for-every-budget-00000000025301/index.html
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