Adding sparkle is one of the easiest—and most fun—ways to look festive and holiday-ready. Go too far, however, and you risk looking like a disco ball. The happy medium: Add unexpected bits of shine to your outfit in a cool, effortless way with these three simple guidelines. Whether you work sparkle on a regular basis or want to give it a try for the first time, we’ve got a glittery holiday style fix, from stackable diamond rings to a must-have hair accessory—and more.
Pick one place to add sparkle, like your hair.
A good rule of thumb is to keep the shine limited to one key area, then choose how understated or bold that statement is.
For a more subtle look, focus on your hair by adding shimmer with a glitter hair spray. If you’re leaving your hair down, spray from mid-locks down for an ombré look. Or spray and then work your hair into a braid (or several) for a woven sparkle effect. For a more targeted accent, try spraying just your ponytail or just the pieces that frame your face.
For a fun, trendy hair statement, go for a glitter scrunchie. (Yup, they’re back!) First create a topknot (let flyways pop out—the more natural, the better) and secure it with a clear hair elastic. Then wrap the scrunchie around your messy bun to top out the look. Got short hair? Try a few jeweled hairpins on one side of your part or tie a satin scarf into a knotted headband.
Wear personal jewelry that feels special to you.
Holiday parties are often the best time to break out your most glamorous jewelry. Add meaning to your dress-up look with a custom pendant necklace or a stackable diamond ring.
If you like minimal rings with a little something extra, try our luxe DIAMOND Ring in 14k yellow gold with white pavé diamonds or the PEACE & LOVE Ring in sterling silver with white sapphire. Or choose one or more plain bands in different metals, like the Stacking Band Ring in 14k rose gold. These styles can all be worn alone or stacked.
If you love the idea of wearing the same necklace every day and dressing it up or down on a whim, go for a Two-Pendant Hidden Message Initial Necklace. Create your customized necklace using your initials (or a loved one’s) and choose the 18” shorter chain length for a bit of shine near your collarbone. For extra sparkle, add a Pavé HEART or HEX symbol pendant to your initial necklace and choose from 16 stone options, including aquamarine, diamond, and moonstone.
Mix metals for low-key brilliance.
Opt for metallic details in contrasting tones for a chic, effortless holiday vibe. Choose two to three contrasting metals, and stick with neutrals for the rest of your outfit so your shine pops on it’s own and isn't overwhelmed. Try pairing gold- or silver-tone shoes with our Zodiac Pendant Necklace in rose gold. Or wear a metallic jacket or pleated skirt with our Hidden Message PEACE Necklace in a contrasting metal—almost all of our designs come in rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, and sterling silver.
Most important of all, embrace your instincts and have fun with being bold and bright. ’Tis the season!