These five tips will take the guesswork out of choosing your seasonal accessories. Whether your goal is to just add some festive cheer to your everyday outfit or you need to accessorize a cute little cocktail dress for a holiday party, you will appreciate these 5 bits of advice for your wearing holiday accessories.
Most of the times, choosing jewelry and accessories is about finding pieces you love and pairing them with the right clothing. However, selecting holiday jewelry can be a little more involved. The seasonal jewelry selection is massive and seems to be continually growing. You will find everything from coordinated necklace/earring sets to novelty items like lighted themed pins and necklaces. All these choices make shopping fun, but so many options can also make it challenging to figure out how to wear these pieces. These five tips will help you discern how to best incorporate holiday jewelry into your look.
Tip #1 - Stay True to Yourself
Your everyday style typically reflects your personality, so if you get overly zealous with the holiday pieces, you might feel uncomfortable. You can avoid this by wearing pieces you genuinely like. Do you typically wear a lot of layered necklaces or multiple jewelry pieces? If so, you might enjoy wearing a few coordinated holiday pieces. Are you more of a simple necklace kind of girl? In that case, you might be better off with a pair of stylish holiday earrings or a simple Christmas-themed charm bracelet.
Tip #2 - Consider the Occasion
The type of occasion should play a part in choosing any type of jewelry, and this is equally important during the holidays. Even if a piece has a holiday theme, it may not be appropriate for your event. For example, avoid wearing flashy Christmas buttons and brooches to a more formal holiday cocktail party. This golden rule applies both ways; you do not want to wear layers of glittering red and green rhinestones to an informal casual event. This rule of thumb applies for all holidays and really any time you are making jewelry choices, except for a good Halloween costume party, of course.
Tip # 3 - Less is More
When it comes to holiday jewelry, it is easy to get carried away and end up looking like a Christmas tree. One way to prevent this fashion fiasco is to remember that less is more. You want each piece to attract independent attention, not blend in to create a cluttered mess. You might have probably heard that adage about how it’s a good idea to take off one accessory before you leave the house. I typically don’t subscribe to this, but it is something to consider with holiday jewelry pieces since they tend to be very colorful and flashier than everyday items.
Tip #4 - Pick a Color
One way to perfect your holiday look is to choose a single unifying color for your jewelry. An example of this could be Halloween, you might choose to wear several pieces that feature orange. So, for Christmas choose either red or green jewelry, even if the items are quite different in style. Selecting a single color will give contrasting pieces a sophisticated, cohesive look. This is a great way to get in on the holiday fun without overwhelming the rest of your outfit.
Tip #5 - Make an Impact
Have a special, treasured holiday jewelry piece that you want to really show off? Well, be sure to keep the rest of your outfit simple. For instance, if you have a special Thanksgiving pin that you would like to wear to the holiday dinner, you should wear a plain colored top with it. You can pick something that highlights one of the colors in the piece, or just choose black or white. This way, your outfit is a perfect backdrop for your special holiday item. Also minimize your other jewelry and hair accessories to draw the most attention to your highlighted piece.
Remember, you want to look festive and fashionable so consider these tips when choosing your outfit and jewelry for your next holiday gathering. You will be the hit of the party when you use your own best judgment and when in doubt, err on the side of under-accessorizing.