Our Editors Share Their Favorite Holiday Accessories
Accessorizing during the holidays is a bit like decorating your Christmas tree. You want to appear entirely festive, joyfully bright, and thoroughly stylish. Though we're not suggesting you place an angel atop your head, we do encourage extra attention to details during this celebratory season. As such, we rounded up a few of our editors to share what their go-to accessories are in hopes to inspire you for any upcoming fêtes!
"I stick to the same simple hairstyles, either down and wavy or up in a high ponytail, so accessorizing with a special headband for the holidays is the perfect way to make my look feel festive! " - Michelle Scanga, Associate Editor
On Scanga: Gabriela Artigas 1/2 Tusk Crown Headband ($220)
"I call this little guy my 'good-for-nothing-baby purse' because it will literally only hold a hair tie. It's so charming though, that I'm willing to overlook its shortcomings, and be that annoying girl who asks her friends to hold my credit cards and lipstick. I let the purse's tarnished gold hardware inform my bracelet choices, a small stack of two of my favorite statement cuffs. " - Kat Collings, Senior Editor
On Collings: Alkemie Large Stingray Cuff ($209); vintage purse and Egyptian cuff; Reformation scarf.
"I typically spend the holidays with family in Minnesota (a.k.a. one of the top five coldest states in the country, I looked it up), so a big part of my winter accessorizing strategy revolves around WARMTH. One of my favorite ways to keep cozy—but maintain a certain level of flair—is to layer on some good old-fashioned thick winter socks. I prefer to pull them out over the ends of my pants so that they peek out from my boots (I'm obviously wearing boots, I'm in Minnesota). Even when the weather is not a concern, I love using this styling trick to add an interesting element to an otherwise simple or monochrome look. " - Michelle Plantan, Senior Manager of Content & Social Strategy
On Plantan: Zara Perforated Booties ($100); socks stolen from brother.
"I love these hair barrettes for holiday accessorizing because I tend to keep my outfits (and hair) pretty simple. They're an easy way to give my look a festive touch without having to wear something sparkly or over-the-top! " - Nicole Akhtarzad, Fashion Assistant
On Akhtarzad: Gabriela Artigas Triple Shooting Star Barrettes ($270).
"I usually wear earrings of a subtler nature, but for holiday festivities, I bust out these Alexis Bittar stunners, which I think have a vintage costume jewelry-inspired vibe. These brightly colored, jumbo-sized earrings really stand out against my dark hair, and they're all I need to make a splashy statement at a party." - Tiffany Tse, Deputy Editor
On Tse: Alexis Bittar earrings.
"Pink accessories are so pretty, and a little unexpected for the holidays. This furry clutch is my current statement piece of choice to punch my outfits up a bit in the winter." — Allyson Payer, Executive Assistant to Katherine Power
On Payer: Zara Furry Clutch Bag ($36); Larsson & Jennings CM Rose Gold-Plated Watch ($365); Vita Fede Ultra Mini Double Cubo Crystal Ring ($150); Monica Vinader Baja Ring ($215); Dogeared Karma Sparkle Rings ($72); Rue Gembon rings.
"I love a funky necklace. Why wear a delicate strand when you have a gold smiley face with crystal eyes on a chain sitting on your dresser, am I right? I tend to do a lot of vintage shopping when I'm home over the holidays, so funky vintage jewelry finds tend to make their way into many a look of mine this time of year. Since the holidays call for a particularly festive look, I decided to 'go big' and layer two of my past finds—the tasseled choker (which is actually not quite a choker, but rather a necklace that I've cinched in the back of my neck with an invisible hair elastic) and the aforementioned smiley pendant—with a more classic gold chain necklace from Topshop. I guarantee people will comment on your look if you follow such a strategy, so do not attempt this technique on nights when you're feeling like a wallflower." - Michelle Plantan, Senior Manager of Content & Social Strategy
On Plantan: Topshop Flat Snake Chain Multi-Row Necklace ($25); vintage choker and pendant necklace.
"Gold bangles and rings are my go-to holiday accessories. They go with just about everything and are fun to mix and match!" - Julia Levin, Affiliate Partnership Coordinator
On Levin: TomTom Triple V Cuff ($250).
What's your go-to look for holiday accessorizing? Share in the comments!