Bling in the New Year

December 18, 2008 | By | Reply More

New Year’s Eve is a fun, festive holiday filled with sparkle and shine. From glittered hats and twinkling lights to party confetti and crystal décor, it’s impossible to ignore New Year’s inherent bling. Don’t try to fight it – embrace the sparkle and light up your own New Year’s ensemble with beautiful accessories. When choosing jewelry for a big night out, remember that it is a delicate balance between just right and overdone. Here are a few guidelines for putting on the ritz this New Year’s Eve:

Bring Out the Big Guns

For most women it’s a rare day when we get to doll ourselves up from head to toe. Take advantage of the fact that it is New Year’s – pull out your favorite fancy cocktail dress that you never get to wear, or use it as an excuse to buy a new fabulous ensemble. Once you have the perfect outfit, the real fun begins: it’s time to accessorize.

‘Tis not the season to hold back the bling; those who have it should flaunt it. Pull out your favorite and most fabulous pieces of jewelry. Pay special attention to items that can make an outfit like gorgeous dangle earrings, beautiful diamond bracelets, and sparkly cocktail rings. Any piece that is large or sparkly will do just the trick.

If you do not have any statement jewelry, consider investing in a few good pieces that you can keep and wear for decades. As long as the jewelry you buy is real gold, there is no reason that it can’t be worn for the rest of your life. Here are a few great options that would suit a New Year’s or other formal party perfectly:

Choose Wisely

Once you have your jewelry out, you have to make some tough decisions. It might be the season for bling, but it’s never appropriate to look gaudy. A good rule of thumb is to choose two pieces max. This means that if you are wearing a great pair of dangly earrings, skip the necklace and go for another piece of jewelry on your hand; a bracelet or cocktail ring would be a lovely compliment.

Generally, choose one piece of statement jewelry above the waist (earrings or a necklace) and one below (on the wrist or hand). Of course, if your jewelry is dainty or diminutive in size, it looks perfectly fine to wear earrings and a necklace. Big, sparkly pieces should definitely only be worn one at a time.

Now that you are perfectly accessorized in your best bling, enjoy looking like a million bucks while you ring in the New Year! Enjoy yourselves, be safe, and as always, be fabulous.

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