How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve? Whether you’re attending the Black Tie premiere of Tosca at The Metropolitan Opera in New York, or sharing a little bubbly in front of the TV at home, December 31 is considered the dressiest night of the year. So go for it! Break out the bling and wear it with a festive outfit; jewelry will lift your spirits and those of all the people around you.
When it comes to selecting jewelry for New Year’s Eve, you have lots of options. Check out the after-Christmas sales at your local jewelers, department stores and big box stores. Or hop online and opt for 2-day or overnight delivery; Amazon, BaubleBar.com and JTV.com (Jewelry Television) will all oblige.
Start at the Top
No, we don’t mean your earrings. We suggest you begin with a bejeweled hair accessory to set the mood: a crystal comb, a velvet headband with a brooch, or a simple set of rhinestone bobby pins.
Now move on to your ears, and choose something dangling and bright. We love the celestial styles so popular this season…you can’t go wrong reaching for the moon and the stars.
Statement Necklace or Earrings?
Some people say don’t wear a big necklace with bold earrings, but we won’t—at least not on New Year’s Eve. Try a jewel-tone bib necklace, a long rope of pearls, or a faux diamond choker to make a celebratory statement. Even if you’re dressed in a casual white shirt or a tailored red turtleneck, wear a necklace…you’ll be happy you did.
Another way to dress up a simple outfit is with a wide cuff bracelet, or better yet, two. Fans of OBJ will recognize the double-fisted bracelet look we love. Available at every price point, this sophisticated style says, “I take my jewelry seriously.”
Don’t Forget Your Hat and Coat
Baby, it’s cold outside on New Year’s Eve, so plan on a blazer or a winter coat, depending on where you live. Attach a gold, silver or jewel-encrusted brooch to your lapel or a beret.
Want to be even more fashion forward? Look for a newsboy cap like those shown at Chanel’s latest collection. Every model that strolled down Karl Lagerfeld’s runway had a glittering pin affixed front and center to her hat.
Have a dazzling New Year’s Eve…see you in 2018!