Holiday party season is officially upon us, meaning it’s time to break out the shimmer. This year, we’re forgoing high-octane glamour in favor of a more minimalist approach—think metallic paint brushed onto cozy knits or reflective thread woven into classic tailoring. As for jewelry? It’s time to toss out the old notion that you can’t mix metals: A two-tone timepiece makes a compelling focal point that you can complement with touches of gold and diamonds. Ahead, three ideas that make the case.
Less is more when it comes to mastering metallics for day. A chunky, gold-painted knit makes for a wardrobe highlight when worked into an otherwise minimalist ensemble of crisp staples. Finish with angular diamond earrings and a structured tote that can handle all your essentials.
Gorgeous, gilded touches are all that’s needed to bring a look to life. Case in point? Glistening gold detailing adds dimension to a structured maxidress that can easily go from desk to dinner. To finish, slip on a tailored blazer and embellish the wrists with splashes of silver and gold.
For a festive night out, throw your hair up and let the sequins do the talking. An exuberant pair of cocktail pants looks especially great with a white silk blouse, satin clutch, and handsome timepiece with a tonal face. A diamond-dotted necklace is the ultimate finishing touch.
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