Sometimes all you need to turn an average outfit into a festive party-ready ensemble is the right accessory. The perfect hair clip or necklace or the right pair of heels can be a busy girl’s best friend this season, with holiday parties and dinners nearly every night. Here are 7 festive holiday accessories; keep these and your best rep lippy on hand to help you go from office drone to party princess in five minutes flat!
1. Keeping up the Rouge Hair Clip
Price: $12.99 at modcloth.com
This pretty red bow, made more festive with the bright brass button in the center, is the perfect way to pull a holiday outfit together. Wear it with a vintage lace dress, or with patterned leggings and a shimmery tunic. Either way, the cheery red is sure to get you noticed!
2. Magnificent Magnolia Necklace
Price: $17.99 at modcloth.com
If you’re planning to wear your favorite LBD to your next holiday party, you’ll need the right accessories to glam it up, and what could be better than these magnificent magnolias? They’re all slightly different, but grouped together form a gorgeous glittering trio that hangs perfectly with a V-neck LBD. Perfect!
3. Style’s My Middle Name Flat
Price: $27.99 at modcloth.com
What gorgeous shoes, all done in black and gold brocade with a row of delicate ribbon roses at the almond-shaped toes. These would look divine with an LBD or a pair of velvet leggings and a loose-fitting top. They also feature padded insoles, a rubber sole, and a true-to-size fit for extra comfort, so you can dance all night!
4. Charmed Life Heel
Price: $118.99 at modcloth.com
These lush gold heels by Poetic License prove a point — you make style look so easy! Everyone assumes you lead a charmed life, floating from one holiday party to the next, but you know the secret: just the right shoe. Like this one! These heels are gorgeous, glittering gold with an embossed shell pattern and ruffle on the top. Pair with lacy tights or leggings and a super-mini for maximum impact, or with creamy white for a more demure look.
5. The Holly and the Ivy Necklace
Price: $14.99 at modcloth.com
Wear this charming, delicate necklace with anything floral to reinforce your ultra-feminine theme, or wear it with something black and add matching gold accessories for a pretty holiday look. Either way, this necklace adds an extra subtle hint of springtime splendor, even at the end of December.
6. Retrograde Braid Bracelet
Price: $15.99 at modcloth.com
You’ve no time to rush home and change from your tweedy suit to something more relaxed, but you’re surely not going to miss the holiday party! Thank goodness your handbag holds have your red lipstick, a thin gold belt, and this stunning metallic mesh cuff. Now you can pull together a smart holiday outfit and still be to the party in time for appetizers!
7. Glitter with Glamour Clutch
Price: $41.99 at modcloth.com
I know pink isn’t usually considered among the ranks of holiday colors, gaudy greens and reds, but this pretty clutch deserves a chance too. Pair with anything creamy and chic, and add gorgeous peep-toe heels and an armload of bangles to complete the look.
Those are just a few of the gorgeous holiday accessories you can have on hand to make last-minute changes from daytime dull to holiday party-ready in a snap! Or you can actually plan ahead and work them into your favorite holiday outfits for an extra added mistletoe-worthy smooch. Which of these holiday accessories do you like best, and how would you wear it?