What to Wear for the Holidays

Posted on December 20 2016

"With the Holidays approaching I have lots of parties to attend and I don’t own a lot of fine jewelry to wear.  Can you help me with suggestions?"

 –Janice R.  Stamford, CT

With all the rich colors, velvet and satin that seem to be dominating fashion this Holiday season, it’s easier than you think to accessorize with jewelry. It is amazing what a simple necklace with diamonds can do to transform an outfit from daytime to evening wear. Play off the natural contrast of colors. For example, a black top is always dazzling with a little sparkle of diamonds. That same sparkle you wore to the office can look fabulous with your evening wear; and you shouldn’t underestimate the ability of different outfits to alter the appearance of the same item of jewelry. Colorful arrays of semiprecious stones layered on top of one another add the perfect touch of color to basic black dress.

Since the layered and big look is hot, experiment with taking all the bracelets you no longer wear alone, wear them all together in layers, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised with your new look. Try the same thing with your necklaces, and even your rings. Remember, that necklace you stopped wearing because it is too long can be altered to fit many necklines and outfits, or can be doubled if you need a shorter length. Have fun trying new things, and let me know how it goes. Keep in mind that it is acceptable to mix costume jewelry pieces with your fine jewelry. Enjoy your parties!

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