Winter is always a time of wonder. This year, Christmas and New Year's looks are combining that sense of magic with the fantasy trend that's so popular now on TV and in movies. Do you want to embrace your inner Snow White or command a room like a fairytale queens? Here's how:
The winter months bring with them much excitement and opportunity, of turning over new leaves and anticipating the festive season. With the cooler air, falling leaves, and sometimes even rain or snow comes the need to wrap up or layer, while the holiday season ushers in a host of parties and activities to celebrate with family and friends. Even in typically warmer weather climates, what we may lack in snow and ice we make up for in exuberant celebrations and winter occasions.
The winter holiday season is here, bringing with it a busy schedule of both work and evening parties. How do you transform your business-appropriate outfit into something to celebrate in? You can do this with just a few key pieces and easy swaps of eye-catching jewelry. With these jewelry swaps, you can easily go from the office to a night on the town or the company Christmas party.
Jewelry is big this season, with quite a few trends competing for the limelight. On the same red carpet or fashion spread, you may see a wide range of styles that are trending. These include a return to retro glam, edgy futuristic statement pieces, the romantic escapism of fantasy-inspired jewelry, and practical yet classically chic multitasking pieces. Would you like to learn more? Read this buying guide to help you find the perfect gift among these four very different jewelry styles:
The holidays are right around the corner. Finding the perfect gift for everyone in your life can be a stressful hunt that takes time you can't spare from your busy schedule. Some of the names on your list may be people you don't know well, and others may be a close friend, relative, or colleague who's tricky to shop for. Here are some ideas to spark your gift-giving imagination.
Having a nice array of both fine and fashion jewelry in your collection is a great way to revamp your wardrobe, increase your style profile and give yourself more versatility with your looks. Both types of jewelry can be worn with just about anything, when done so properly. However, you may be wondering when it’s appropriate to exclusively wear your fine- and when to wear your fashion jewelry pieces.
The perfect accessories can bring a whole new feel to a look, as well as polishing it and making a statement. Chic, elegant, fashionista- whatever look you are trying to accomplish, using the right fine jewelry pieces to accessorize will bolster your style immediately. If you’re finding that you are having difficulty pairing your fine jewelry with your wardrobe, here are some great tips to use:
As you set your wardrobe up piece by piece and build on it from season to season, essentials to add are key jewelry items to accessorize with. Doing so will offer up entire looks- and give you the ability to interchange looks- with both your clothing and jewelry. This adds a ton of versatility to your wardrobe. Just like you should have the perfect little black dress, an animal print, a sexy pair of heels or pop of color in your wardrobe, you should approach shopping for your jewelry the same way. Do bear in mind that fine jewelry may require more of an investment, but Thanksgiving is around the corner. Now is the time to look at some great Black Friday deals so that you can score your favorite fine jewelry items at rock bottom prices. As you get ready to shop, let’s talk about the key pieces that you should invest in- for both fine jewelry, as well as fashion jewelry pieces:
Using fashion jewelry to accessorize is fun and exciting because it adds pizazz and pop to your entire look. The right fashion jewelry pieces offer up a world of ways to diversify your style. Using fashion jewelry can enhance your look overall, but too much of a good thing can easily turn into fashion faux paus. Here are some great rules of thumb to remember when you are using your fashion jewelry pieces to heighten your look:
There are fundamental differences between fashion jewelry (also known as costume jewelry) and fine jewelry. There’s an age-old debate about which type of jewelry is better to wear and the reasons behind standing behind fashion or fine jewelry vary, but the two are so different that it can be like comparing apples to oranges. However, there are times when a piece of fashion jewelry can appear authentic enough to the naked eye to visually look like a piece of fine jewelry.