If you’re anything like me, the holidays pose a familiar dilemma: The amount of friendsgivings, holiday parties, office happy hours, family get-togethers, and gift exchanges disproportionately outweigh the number of available outfits hanging in my closet. I either wind up in the same little black dress I’ve worn for three consecutive years or I’m out at the mall a mere two hours before, frantically shopping in stores I can’t afford. (And regretfully splurging on something trendy, which gets pushed to the back of the closet before the new year even hits).
So, this year, while I’m hoping to stick to the holiday wardrobe basics—a casual-long sleeve dress, cashmere sweater, and of course, the LBD—I definitely plan on upping my style status in another, more interchangeable department: accessories.
Accessories are a great way to breathe some life back into the less-than-exciting pieces in your closet, while transitioning them from everyday to holiday in the snap of a finger (or the clasp of a necklace, if we’re being technical). Luckily, Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Alexis Bittar has partnered with us to offer YOU some suggestions for sprucing up holiday outfits to look and feel your best this season. And because we’re in the holiday spirit, we’re also offering you a chance to win a $1,000 gift card toward the Alexis Bittar jewelry of your choosing.
Known for using Lucite and semi-precious stones and metals, Alexis Bittar first began selling handmade pieces on the streets of Soho in the early ’90s, and by 1998 he was collaborating with Burberry on the luxury fashion house’s first ready-to-wear jewelry collection. Inspired by natural elements, antiques, and art deco, Alexis Bittar’s line combines form and function with a modern flare so you’ll feel effortlessly chic in every piece.
From the family get-together to the office work party to the gift exchange with your girlfriends, check out some of our top picks from the Alexis Bittar collection below and see how we’ve styled them in three holiday looks.
1. Accessories for the HOLIDAY FAMILY GET-TOGETHER
2. Accessories for the HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE
‘Tis the season for white elephants, festive cocktails, and good company. For a night out with girlfriends, we took our accessories up a notch, pairing a vegan leather skirt and cashmere sweater with Alexis Bittar’s studded post earring and rock crystal bracelet for an edgier look.
3. Accessories for the HOLIDAY PARTY
And while we love our little black dress as much as the next girl, sometimes the outfit doesn’t feel complete without a little golden glam. Alexis Bittar’s chain link stud earrings, crystal encrusted draping ring, and diamond spear necklace lend just the right amount of sparkle to our look so we feel appropriately chic all night long.
SHOP THIS LOOK
Alexis Bittar Chain Link Studs // Alexis Bittar Jagged Diamond Spear Necklace // Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Crystal Encrusted Draping Ring // Zara Short Frilled Dress // Merona Block Heel Sandal (Target)
This post is sponsored by Alexis Bittar but the opinions within are those of The Everygirl editorial board. Giveaway will be open to Everygirl readers through 11:59 p.m. CST on 11/11.