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Whether you’re planning for an intimate dinner party, or an evening of dancing on the town, New Year’s Eve provides the perfect excuse to incorporate those dazzling, statement accessories you’ve been lusting after. This is not the time to hold back on the glitz and glamour. As we bid farewell to 2015, the key to a stand-out look is in the details. Bring the bling when you ring in 2016!
When it comes to jewelry, huge earrings are the “it” accessory of the moment. From vintage gold door-knockers to crystal-fringed clip-ons to beaded tassels, there are a plethora of bold styles just screaming for a midnight champagne toast. Shoulder dusters pair perfectly with a sleek black jumpsuit, a lamé mini dress, or a sequined jacket and high-waisted trousers. Don’t be afraid to invest in a statement style. You will wear them far beyond December 31st as indicated by the Spring/Summer runways of Alexander McQueen, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci, and Prada.
An unexpected way to incorporate New Year’s sparkle is with a glittery pair of tights. For the ladies on a budget, this is a wallet-friendly way to upgrade your favorite little black dress! Added bonus? Your legs will be extra warm on a potentially frigid night. If your dress is already bedazzled, stick to a pair with minimal sparkle and embellishment to avoid looking like a Christmas Tree.
For a spectacular evening, your basic black clutch simply will not do. To add an element of razzle-dazzle, throw your keys and lipstick in a metallic mesh bag, which is making a major comeback. Previously coveted by the flappers of the 1920’s and the disco queens of the 1970’s, these iconic bags are a key ingredient for an exquisite NYE ensemble.
Take the opportunity to abandon the cheap (although festive and fun) paper “Happy New Year” crown and have a real princess moment with a beautiful headpiece or hair adornment inspired by the Saint Laurent, Rodarte, and Miu Miu spring runways. Contrast the elegance of a delicate jeweled comb or tiara with an edgy leather ensemble for a cool-girl vibe.
Go for the glow from head to toe with a sparkling shoe or boot. Take a cue from Dorothy Gale with a glittery bootie or crystal-coated pump. Disclaimer: you will be better off forgoing the glistening tights if you opt for this accessory. Let your tootsies do the twinkling with black sheer stockings or a bare leg.