The 2016 Holiday Accessory Guide

Unless you’re going for full-on glitter, when it comes to nailing holiday accessories, love is in the subtle nuances. (Best part: They don’t look out of place the rest of the year.)

Little Black Shoes

Think outside the basic-pump box: Delicate jeweled flats and satin slides pair well with shorter hemlines, while elaborate heels and glam details go a long way toward dressing up a streamlined jumpsuit.

Mini Bags

Graphic lucite clutches are a sure thing for dressing up even the simplest LBD—however, pop-of–color and embellished-strap cross–body bags are a great alternative should you choose to go hands free.

Big Earrings

Whether you go for an elegant up-do or tussled waves, dangly, sparkly earrings add instant drama with minimal effort—just add a swipe of crimson lipstick.

Indoor-Outdoor Scarves

Opting for a scarf that’s not too heavy or oversized means that practicality doesn’t have to stand in the way of aesthetics, particularly when keeping a bare shoulder warm at a cocktail party.

Statement Necklaces

To get the most wow-factor out of a statement necklace (chokers are especially of-the-moment) let an all-black piece act as a backdrop: We like curve-hugging turtlenecks for day and plunging necklines for night.

Ankle Boots

Amping up denim is a tried-and-true holiday dressing technique—jewel-tone, lace, and luxe suede ankle boots get the job done in a way that’s easy to incorporate into the everyday.