Create an Easy Holiday Look with These Rachel Zoe-Approved Accessories
‘Tis the season for holiday get-togethers. Whether you’re planning on gathering for family dinner, and end-of-year office celebration, or a festive bash with friends (or, of course, all of the above), you’ve more than likely got good reason to turn up the glamour this month. That said, it might not be in your budget or your schedule to shop for an entire new head-to-toe look just for a single event. Thankfully a few festive accessories might be all you need to transform a few of your reliable closet staples into something fabulous.
Our CURATEUR-in-Chief Rachel Zoe lovingly refers to the holidays as “sparkle season”—and not just because of the decor on your tree. She loves having an opportunity to shine from head to toe, and this time of year is perfect to do exactly that! But you don’t have to have her signature sequin gowns to feel fashionably in the spirit: Accessories happen to be one of her favorite ways to elevate anything from a classic suit to a cashmere sweater and jeans or of course the timeless little black dress. If you’ve got one of these outfits already in your wardrobe, Rachel’s got a way to make it holiday-ready!
Ahead, learn about three ways to accessorize any look for your upcoming fetes, from cozy textures to jewelry statements. And of course we’ve got options for them all in The Shoppe! Another way to get winter glam with ease? Our latest curation. If you’re not yet a member, now is your chance to sign up for this collection of season style must-haves (all selected for you by Rachel herself!) before it sells out!
Feel Cozy with (Faux) Fur
“Faux fur has that inherent sense of luxury and glamour, so it is the perfect thing to wear for your holiday soirees. Living in Los Angeles, it rarely gets cold enough to toss on a full-length faux fur coat (not that it ever stopped me!), so I incorporate this texture through accessories where I can. Think stoles, bags, or even details on your footwear. This is also a great way to test out a look without having to fully commit.”
Carry Some Sparkle
“Metallic accents have been all over the latest runways, and there is no time like the present to try out this timeless trend. Holiday parties are your opportunity to shine! Go big with a sequined cocktail dress or start small by carrying a bag with some sparkle. In terms of shape, a clutch is always a chic pairing with formalwear.”
Bedazzle with Baubles
“Jewelry is my no-fail way to make even the simplest LBD look more special for festive events. And it actually helps get more mileage out of your wardrobe staples! That said, sparkle season is the time to go BIG and break out the statement pieces (whether real or costume jewelry). Pull your hair back with a sculptural earring or a shoulder-grazing style. Or decorate an open neckline with a shimmering chain or pendant that catches the eye. Of course holiday looks are the perfect moment to pull out your cocktail rings, too!”