‘Tis the season to let your shine shine. The same way red and green all of a sudden look really good together, the holidays are a time when oversized rhinestones and crystals, rather than looking gauche, look just right.
Eugenia Mandhieva in Reem Acra.
Whatever you’re wearing this holiday season — a glowing gown, a LBD, even a plaid shirt — glam it up with some ice. Oversized, clustered, or in glorious Technicolor. Right now, more is more.
Martine Wester “Rosette” large crystal necklace, $471, www.martinewester.com.
Rosena Sammi “Sukra” crystal bangle, $120, www.shoprosenasammi.com.
Martine Wester teardrop stone cocktail ring, $49, www.martinewester.com.
Martine Wester “Glimmer” square collar necklace, $631, www.martinewester.com.
Sorrelli triple oval drop earrings, $170, www.sorrelli.com.
Martine Wester “Grace” crystal pyramid pendant necklace, $191, www.martinewester.com.
And of course, no outfit would be complete without an ice-laden shoe. And at this price, who can’t afford to stand out?
Luichiny “Shock Me” shoe, $120, www.bronx-shoes.com.
If bold gold is more your thing, a heavy metal bib necklace adds interest to almost any outfit.
Shu Pei Qin in Roland Mouret, Spring 2010.
Tresor pink tourmaline bib necklace in 18k gold, $2,000, 866-99-TRESOR.
Tresor multicolor tourmaline bib necklace in 18k gold, $3,000, 866-99-TRESOR.
Dean Davidson fringe collar necklace, $250, www.deandavidson.ca.
Just make sure to keep it all from looking too precious with a hard edged shoe to anchor your look. I like the mix of hardware, soft sculptural shapes, and a grounded boot, like the look from Louis Vuitton below.
Liu Wen in Louis Vuitton.
I’ll wear Luichiny’s version of the rocked out ankle boot with a lot of chunky jewels and a shimmering dress. And you can’t beat the price! (If you haven’t discovered this brand yet, check out the website. Luichiny is my go-to brand for runway inspired looks at real life prices!)
Luichiny “Passa Fy” shoe, $95, www.bronx-shoes.com.