December has officially started. The most wonderful time of the year also happens to be the busiest time of the year. Don’t believe me? Open up your diary. I guarantee the majority of your days have been booked up with a party or festive celebration. A work party here. An ice skating date there. What will you wear to each event? Whatever your schedule, you’ll find the perfect accessory below in our Party Season Guide.
The office Christmas party rolls around each year and you’re never quite prepared for what’s in store. A work Christmas party can mean anything, from a fancy dinner, to an escape room (we’re still having flashbacks from last year’s JewelStreet Christmas party). While you want to be equipped for whatever the office party throws at you, it’s still important to make a good impression on your coworkers. Keep it classy and elegant with metallics. Metallics give just the right amount of sparkle without looking too over the top or dramatic. Metallic jewellery also goes with just about anything - whether you’re crawling around an escape room or tucking into a three-course meal.
Heading to a Christmas ball? This is the occasion where you get out your best jewellery and ultra glamorous ball gowns. The dress is going to be the star attraction so simple neutral accessories are a way to highlight the beauty of the outfit, without drawing too much attention away from it. Pick classic jewellery colours like gold or silver (or a classy mix). This way, you’re not overwhelming the look with too much colour. For a touch of gemstones, pearl jewellery adds a touch of vintage glamour and elegance to any look, without stealing the spotlight.
Planning a pre-Christmas meetup with family or friends? When you’re with those closest to you, you can really let your guard down and be yourself. Pick jewellery that shows off your personality, while also in keeping with the festive season. Go for ‘bauble-esque’ accessories, alcohol-related necklaces or a cute reindeer accent.
A carol concert is a wholesome Christmas activity which is fun for all the family. Christmas carols are traditionally a very religious occasion. Your accessories should honour this, to represent the true meaning of Christmas. You’ll also most likely be outside and wrapped up warm, so dainty jewellery is the best pairing with a big Winter coat or chunky scarf. Try a simple cross necklace, star accents or a cute angel.
Accessorising for Christmas Day is really dependent on how you spend Christmas. Generally, Christmas Day is for relaxing, giving and receiving gifts and eating lots of food. Therefore, you want something comfy yet stylish, easy yet dressy. Choose simple accessories for added comfort. Go for a minimal pendant necklace or a delicate bangle, which won’t look amiss next to your Christmas jumper. Plus, if you receive jewellery as a Christmas gift, you can easily take your current jewellery off or layer it with your new items.
New Year's Eve
The festive season is the time for sparkle. New Year’s Eve is the best event to go all out with sparkles, glitter, bright colours, the lot. Step into 2020 in style, with oversized jewellery, eye-catching earrings and glamorous gemstones. If you’re wearing an extremely sparkly outfit and don’t want to clash too much, make it all about the ears, with layered ear piercings and dramatic ear cuffs.