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December 30, 2014 at 12:27 AM

Add pop to your New Year’s Eve look with accessories worthy of celebration


By Caitlin King / Special to Sunday Market

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and with it comes a great excuse to experiment with glitzy jewelry and sparkly sequins.

After a run of holiday parties, however, you may be in need of some last-minute inspiration for your look. Sometimes it just takes a new piece or two to reinvigorate your favorite LBD. Whether you’re attending a fancy dinner or ringing in the New Year at your local watering hole, here are some party-ready pieces that will make your outfit pop.


Shine bright in a bold statement necklace. Opt for the oversized Bauble Bar Crystal Cleopatra Bib Necklace ($68 at Nordstrom), featuring dramatic rows of crystals and metal hardware. Dress it way up, or pair it with a plain tee for a cool-girl look.

For a more minimalist look, opt for a piece with unfussy but unique details, such as the black Umbra Matte Necklace ($58 at Anthropologie), which has contrasting textures and just a hint of gold detail.

Experiment with edgier styles with a delicate piece, such as local designer Fresh Tangerine’s Triangle Finger Chain ($60 at Fresh Tangerine, Pioneer Square). Available in 14k gold or sterling silver, it features two triangle rings attached with a chain to create a bit of rock-and-roll attitude.

For Gatsby-inspired glam, wear something geometric and sparkly, such as the vintage-inspired Oh My Icicle Earrings ($15 at Charming Charlie, Redmond).

Jackets & SHOEs

Black slacks or leather leggings look perfect paired with H&M’s Faux Fur Jacket ($70). Add some extra sparkle to an all-black look with a crystal brooch or embellished clutch. Sequins and beads delicately adorn the Zara Short Jeweled Jacket ($149), an elegant piece to wear when you step outside to watch the fireworks.

Make an entrance in the J.Crew Elsie Metallic Stripe Pumps ($278), with daring black and gold stripes. Pair them with a simple ensemble, or try on the trend of mismatched patterns and prints — just be sure to coordinate the color scheme.

Gold pumps add instant glamour to an outfit. Swap your black heels out for the statement-making Steve Madden Atlantyc Glitter Pump ($100 at Nordstrom), with an elongating pointed toe and 4-inch heel.

Be sensible and stylish in the easy-going Zara Glitter Booties ($100). You could walk a mile in these shoes, which may come in handy if you have trouble hailing a cab at the end of the night.

Finishing touches

If you blew your budget on Christmas gifts, add some sparkle for less with H&M’s Sequin-embroidered Wallet ($13). It has a hot art-deco look and is just big enough to tote the essentials.

A basic black clutch with metallic gold accents will go a long way in your wardrobe, even after the holidays. Boho meets rocker-glam with the Chevron Clasp Minaudiere Clutch ($35 at Charming Charlie), featuring a chain strap and faux-leather finish.

Bundle up in casual elegance with the Miru Faux-Fur Scarf ($78 at Anthropologie), which combines contrasting but complementary textures in winter white. Pair it with a knit sweater to achieve the chic oversized look of the season.

Draw attention to where you want it most — your face — with a smoky eye enhanced by false eyelashes, such as the extra-long MAC 48 Lashes ($17 at Nordstrom).

Finish your look with a bold party lip. Experiment with a new, exciting color such as Bite Beauty’s Luminous Crème Lipstick in Palomino ($24 at Sephora), a vibrant magenta that will last through your midnight kiss.

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