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The Guide to Getting Holiday Accessories Right

Whether you’re working with twinkly lights, sea salt, or jewel tones, getting the finishing touches right requires equal parts flair and restraint. And when it comes to decking yourself for the holidays, the goal is to complement the tree rather than mimic it. Rather than adding accessories as an afterthought, start with a piece you wholeheartedly adore—a colorful bag, shiny shoes, an oversize chain—and support it with a simple, elegant, monochromatic canvas.

HEY BABY (BAG)

A little bag goes a long way. When all you need is a lipstick, a card, and keys, a gold-leather laced-chain crossbody, a mini bucket in a vibrant color, or anything embellished do the honors.

  1. What Goes Around Comes Around chanel bag and Thira strapless dress What Goes Around Comes Around chanel bag and Thira strapless dress
  2. Chloé Bag Chloé Bag
    Chloé Bag goop, $1,690
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  3. Miu Miu pouch Miu Miu pouch
    Miu Miu pouch Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,150
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  4. What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Bag What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel Bag
    What Goes Around Comes Around Chanel bag goop, $3,750
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  5. Mansur Gavriel bag Mansur Gavriel bag
    Mansur Gavriel Bag goop, $475
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SHOE SHINE

There’s more than one way to rock a silver stud (or crystals or glitter). Whether you’re drawn to allover sparkle or understated details, balance a shiny heel with delicate tulle and shades of grey, slate, and cobalt blue.

  1. Gianvito Rossi Sandals Gianvito Rossi Sandals
    Gianvito Rossi sandals Gianvito Rossi, $1,295
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  2. Miu Miu Heels Miu Miu Heels
    Miu Miu slingbacks Miu Miu, $795
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  3. Prada Sandals Prada Sandals
    Prada Sandals Prada, $1,250
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  4. Aquazzura mules Aquazzura mules
    Aquazzura Mules Net-a-Porter, $925
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  5. Tabitha Simmons heels Tabitha Simmons heels
    Tabitha Simmons Heels goop, $845
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Wear It With

  1. G. Label Lai side-pleat dress G. Label Lai side-pleat dress
    G. Label Lai side-pleat dress goop, $595
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  2. G. Label lana tulle dress G. Label lana tulle dress
    G. Label lana tulle dress goop, $895
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MIGHTY FINE

Cocktail attire does for fine jewelry what the open road does for a vintage ride: makes it look even more slick. Break out your best pieces—mixed-metal watches, sparkly stones—and let them shine.

  1. G. Label ethan satin t-shirt G. Label ethan satin t-shirt
  2. Suzanne Kalan necklace Suzanne Kalan necklace
    Suzanne Kalan necklace goop, $3,900
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  3. Shay Jewelry bracelet Shay Jewelry bracelet
    Shay Jewelry bracelet goop, $22,050
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  4. Rolex x Colette watch Rolex x Colette watch
    Rolex x Colette watch goop, $35,420
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  5. Anita Ko studs Anita Ko studs
    Anita Ko studs goop, $4,189
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  6. Vram earrings Vram earrings
    Vram earrings goop, $43,200
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  7. Azlee hoops Azlee hoops
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VELVET CRUSH

Yes, you can pull off that headband. Same goes for the scrunchie. Keep dipping your toes into the texture pool in a pair of jewel-tone mules—or go for full-on brocade.

GOLDEN AGE

Jumpsuit + gold: There is no audience this combo can’t impress. Pair an exaggerated-link lariat or a sculptural pendant with a plunging neckline and complement a mock-neck, bare-shoulder look with a low bun, ’80s-inspired earrings, and a bangle.

  1. Vram pendant Vram pendant
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  2. Laura Lombardi chain Laura Lombardi chain
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  3. Dorsey earrings Dorsey earrings
    Dorsey earrings goop, $140
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  4. Vram ring Vram ring
    Vram ring goop, $6,800
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  5. Laura Lombardi bracelet Laura Lombardi bracelet
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Wear It With

  1. G. Label dana puff romper G. Label dana puff romper
    G. Label dana puff romper goop, $595
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  2. G. Label anne blouse jumpsuit G. Label anne blouse jumpsuit
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