What to wear on New Years Eve: Accessories to help you sparkle

December 21, 2017 Published by
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New Years Eve isn’t just a regular night, darlings. It’s a night to sparkle! And what better way to sparkle than with fabulous accessories. So to ring in 2018 I think you should go shopping in your closet, but add some bold statement accessories. Adding statement jewelry to an outfit allows you to do something that I don’t ordinarily do, jump on super trendy pieces without breaking the bank. Statement jewelry can be expensive, but not nearly as much as the real deal. Here is a roundup of what to wear for New Years Eve jewelry at several price points to help you sparkle.

Necklaces

I know from past posts many of you LOVE statement necklaces and these can turn a basic black dress into a New Years Eve ready ensemble in a flash.

Left: Amrita Singh Women’s Bravos Crystal Statement Necklace – Buy it here: $69 at Gilt
Right: Camryn Glass Statement Necklace – Buy it here: $62 at BaubleBar
Center: GUESS by Marciano Women’s Dani Stone Choker- Buy it here: $58 at GUESS

Left: Montana Statement Necklace – Buy it here: $68 at BaubleBar
Center: BAUBLEBAR Brielle Statement Necklace, 16″ – Buy it here: $68 at Bloomingdale’s
Right: Eye Candy Los Angeles Honeydrop Statement Necklace – Buy it here: $27.97 at Nordstrom Rack

Earrings

If you are already going sparkly go big and bold and dangly with your earrings to kick your look up a notch.

Left: Women’s J.crew Sparkle Drop Hoop Earrings – Buy it here: $34.80 at Nordstrom
Center: Women’s BaubleBar Disco Drop Earrings – Buy it here: $38 at Nordstrom
Right: Celestial Drops – Buy it here: $36 at BaubleBar

Left: The House of Perna Sparkle Tassel Earrings- Buy it here: $38 at Shoptiques.com 
Center: Vera Bradley – Sparkling Small Hoop Earrings Earring – Buy it here: $44 at Zappos
Right: Sibilia Frosted Sparkle Drop Earrings – Buy it here: $73.50 at Anthropologie

Bangles

I love enamel bangles, but for New Years I think you should go with something that has a little bit more sparkle than color. Metallics and stones are a great way to go to make a statement.

Left: Charter Club Clear Glass Pave Bangle – Buy it here: $19.25 at Macy’s
Center: Jenny Packham Crystal Bangle Bracelet – Buy it here: $65 at Lord & Taylor
Right: Steel by Design Stainless Steel Pyramid Crystal Station Oval Bangle – Buy it here: $18.02 at QVC

Left: Charter Club Silver-Tone Pave & Imitation Pearl Hinged Bangle Bracelet, Created for Macy’s – Buy it here: $12.99 at Macy’s
Center: Danori Silver-Tone Crystal Hinged Open Bangle Bracelet, Created for Macy’s – Buy it here: $80 at Macy’s
Right: Kate Spade New York – Set in Stone Stone Hinged Bangle Bracelet – Buy it here: $48 at Zappos Luxury

Clutches

Adding a pop to your outfit with a fun bag for your belongings is a great way to liven up a New Years Eve look. I went with clutches because for events a clutch seems less cumbersome than a handbag for the evening. Of course, if you really want to be footloose and fancy free, your date’s pocket is also an acceptable place to stash your belongings. My husband Shelly knows this all too well!

Left: Dolli Caesar Clutch – Buy it here: $149.97 at Nordstrom Rack
Center: Rebecca Minkoff Leo Leather Clutch – Buy it here: $66.50 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Right: Deux Lux Static Clutch – Buy it here: $58 at Bloomingdale’s

Left: Nina Gunmetal Shimmer Bow Wristlet – Buy it here:  $19.97  at Nordstrom Rack
Center: Jessica McClintock Patti Chain Mesh Crossbody & Power-on-the-Go Charging Pack – Buy it here:  $24.97 at Nordstrom
Right: Rebecca Minkoff Glitter Leo Leather Clutch – Buy it here: $95 at Saks Fifth Avenue

As for what you are wearing with these sparkly pieces, I think a lot of the same rules I ran through in my piece on “How to dress for a holiday party after 50” still apply. Think metallics and velvet and menswear, while avoiding kitschy pieces.

How to dress for a holiday party after 50

New Years Eve marks the end of the holiday season of celebrating so go out with some sparkle, darlings!

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