Celebrity Secrets To Dressing Up Any Outfit For Party Season

The holidays are the perfect excuse to put on the glitz, whether it's a sequin dress, glittery clutch, or sparkling jewelry. Speaking of the latter, the ladies in today’s story are shining examples of how to take your party looks from ordinary to extraordinary by simply adding the right earrings, necklace, or ring.

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  • When it comes to festive bijoux, pretty much anything goes. Conversation starters—like an extravagant bracelet or a charming headband—can elevate any outfit. Just be sure to take cues from Jessica Biel, Camilla Belle, and for a merry and bright outcome.

  • Camilla Belle
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    Camilla Belle/The Cocktail Ring

    A bold cocktail ring needs no accompaniment. Take a cue from Camilla Belle at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Gala last month wearing Van Cleef & Arpels' Lotus Between The Finger Ring ($32,600), and skip the bracelets and any additional rings that would compete.

    Get The Look: Bijoux Heart Sucre Gold-Plated, Swarovski Crystal and Glass Ring ($425)

  • Jessica Biel/The Statement Necklace

    A strapless silhouette begs for high drama, so follow Jessica Biel’s lead—seen here wearing Chanel’s Large Metal Chain Necklace ($13,500)—and pick a necklace that draws attention to both your neck and shoulders.

    Get The Look: Rosantica Aurora Gold-Dipped, Piryte and Smoky Quartz Necklace ($780)

  • Rita Ora
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    Rita Ora/The Ear Cuff

    An edgy ear cuff is a non-traditional twist on your everyday studs, and can either be subtle or statement making. Let your ornamentation steal the show by styling your hair behind your ears a la Rita Ora or pulling it back into a sleek updo.

    Get The Look: Need Supply Co. Radiant Ear Cuff ($38)

  • Cate Blanchett
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    Cate Blanchett/The Back Necklace

    A dose of the unexpected is always a good thing during the holidays, so take a cue from Cate Blanchett and wear your pendant necklace backwards. With the right dress, you’re sure to make a memorable entrance and exit.

    Get The Look: Ann Taylor Parlour Tassel Pendant Necklace ($70)

  • Olivia Palermo
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    Olivia Palermo/The Gold Cuff

    If you don’t want to shine bright like a diamond this holiday, opt for an architectural bracelet, like Palermo’s vintage gold caged cuff, instead. The structured piece offers an artful contrast to a slinky fringe dress.

    Get The Look: BaubleBar Gold Basket Cuff ($32)

  • Caroline Sieber/The Ribbon Necklace

    The perfect time to play with a crystal-embellished ribbon necklace is when the rest of your look is simple and streamlined.  We love the way Caroline Sieber paired her Chanel piece, which is actually a brooch worn as a necklace, with a shiny top for an extra bit of glamour. 

    Get The Look: Marni Beaded Crystal Necklace ($660)

  • Kate Bosworth
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    Kate Bosworth/Drop Earrings

    For the classicist, crystal or diamond drop earrings, like Kate Bosworth’s H Stern pair at the Las Vegas premiere of Homefront, can provide just the right amount of elegant sparkle.

    Get The Look: Givenchy Silver-Tone Crystal Drop Earrings ($48)

  • Isabelle Furhman/The Sparkly Headband

    In true Blair Waldorf fashion, a fancy headband is de rigueur for party season. And as actress Isabelle Furhman proves in Jennifer Behr’s Posie Circlet ($352) in Gold, with a little sparkle, it can easily take the place of a necklace.

    Get The Look: BCBGMAXAZRIA Braided-Chain Elastic Headband ($58)


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