Remember everything we said about not “adorning yourself like a Christmas tree” at Christmas parties? Well forget all of that when it comes to outfitting yourself for a New Year’s Eve fete.
Because we Americans tend to ring in the New Year with plenty of excess, allow that idea to carry over into your jewelry for any parties that you might be attending.
If you feel like making yourself sparklier than the ball in Times Square, that’s your prerogative on this special night. (Just don’t let it become a habit in the New Year!)
Plus, planning a glitzy outfit allows you to pile on all of the bangle bracelets, pendant necklaces and diamond earrings that you’ll (cross your fingers) receive on Christmas morning.
If you’re heading to a truly black-tie gala, now is the time to pull out any heirloom emeralds or sapphire necklaces that usually feel too showy for daily wear.
Opt for flashy pieces in silver or platinum for extra shimmer, and of
course include diamonds whenever possible. If you have some especially loud and fabulous jewelry, stick with a basic black dress and black heels which will allow your accessories to stand out.