Thursday, 15 December 2016

4 Essential Accessories for the Festive Season

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Christmas is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: endless social commitments.

From the office Christmas party, to catching up with old friends from home. And let’s not forget, the big day itself. If you’re anything like me, you like to simplify around the holidays so you can focus on the more important things, like eating your weight in German Christmas cookies paired with mulled wine.

My Christmas wardrobe is already up-to-code, with the right ratio of sparkle to dazzle. Comprising work-appropriate dresses, a trusty LBD for date nights, more Christmas jumpers than I’d care to admit to, and the perfect empire line Christmas Day dress that means I can eat as much as I like while still looking fabulous. But what of the jewellery? If your outfit already comes with a fair amount of sparkle, finding the right accessories can be a nightmare. Fear not, as there are a few timeless accessories that will work with literally any outfit at Christmas – and no, I’m not talking about your novelty reindeer antlers!

The cocktail ring

What do you mean you don’t own a cocktail ring?! The cocktail ring is the perfect way to spruce up an outfit with little to no effort. It’s also a great way to let your personality run wild. Formal black tie event killing your style? No problem, just throw on a quirky cocktail ring that will keep the compliments pouring in all night.

The diamond earrings

There’s no harder working item in your jewellery box than the humble pair of diamond earrings. Choose the highest quality diamonds you can afford and then wear them with everything. Whether you need to transform your work outfit for after-work drinks, or you need to accessorise a dress that is working hard enough on its own, the diamond earrings will always be there for you.

The statement necklace

If you’ve got a few different festive events coming up and you’re hoping to get away with wearing the same dress because it basically makes you feel amazing, then you need to think about changing things up with some bold statement necklaces. Draw the focus to your neckline and none of the guests will remember that you wore the same thing a few nights ago. Another trick for recycling a dress is to vary your hairstyle, as this can easily transform your outfit.

The engagement ring

A festive proposal is basically the dream, so if you’re anything like me, you’ll be hanging on to the hope that this is the year you’ll get to accessorise your Christmas jumper with a stunning solitaire engagement ring. Start dropping hints yesterday!