New Year’s Eve is next week and if you are hitting the party circuit, now is the time to break out the sparkly bijoux. Please proceed with caution though: major jewels require fuss-free ensembles.
A soirée is the perfect occasion to break out a “wow” statement necklace. Go for big colored stones to accent a simple dress or top. Lee Angel makes great options in all price ranges and this teardrop necklace ($98) is a smart pick.
A pair of long, dangly earrings is another great way to dress up your party frock. I also think it’s a very fresh approach since many women tend to levitate towards neckwear. Alexis Bittar, one of my favorite jewelry designers, works magic with his signature Lucite and creates these gorgeous "Channing" hoops ($170).
If you prefer to wear arm candy, this Juicy Couture diamanté cuff ($250) is glamorous and versatile. It is a stunner on its own so a pair of diamond studs is the only other accessory you need.
If your outfit is too busy for a necklace or earrings, a bold ring just may be the right complement. This Kenneth Jay Lane ring ($150) will easily match any look you have in mind.
Here’s to a bright 2009!