Fun and Festive Holiday Accessories to Shop Right Now
All it takes is sparkly earrings, a statement headband or fun tights to level up your holiday party looks.
It’s officially the most wonderful time of the year, which means your social calendar is probably packed with exciting occasions that require you to look your best — and a little bit festive. And, although a jam-packed party season can be loads of fun, it can also be draining, especially when it comes to putting together outfits for every event without splurging on a whole new wardrobe. But worry not — a few key holiday party accessories will upgrade your go-to looks.
Plus, we know that the holidays can get expensive and the last thing you want to do is break the bank on your own look while you’re trying to buy gifts for all your loved ones. The good news: Most of these holiday party accessories add a little extra pizzazz at palatable price points, not to mention, many of them can be incorporated into your non-festive wardrobe later.
From jewel-encrusted headbands to shimmery tights, here are our top picks for the cutest holiday accessories that will easily transform your favourite outfits to match this season’s celebratory vibe and leave you sparkling all night long.
There’s no denying that headbands made a strong comeback in 2023 thanks to celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Chamberlain wearing them everywhere from press appearances to the Met Gala red carpet. And although the sleek sophistication of quiet luxury versions of the accessory are a favourite among stars, there’s nothing like an embellished headpiece to really make a statement during the holidays.
Jennifer Behr Czarina Headband
If you’re looking to make a statement, look no further than Jennifer Behr’s beloved headbands. The Czarina is made with crystals on a flexible and wear-tested base, and is also available in five different gemstone colours, including this emerald green.
With its completely bejewelled design, this crown-like investment piece is the perfect gift for yourself and will surely serve as an elegant outfit addition for many holiday seasons to come.
Free People Bianca Bow Headband
Is there anything more festive than looking a gift-wrapped? If that’s the vibe you’re going, this adorable bow headband from Free People is the outfit add-on of your dreams.
Made with 100% polysilk and available in four striking shades, including a bright chartreuse and a deep, rich navy, this slip-on accessory will elevate a basic outfit into the cutest, party-ready ensemble.
Anthropologie Leontine Vintage Puffy Satin Headband
Simple, sleek and stylish, this rRed Accessories Are the Key to Fall Dressing puffy satin headband is both the perfect holiday accessory and a year-round outfit staple.
Its cushioned design means that it’ll be comfortable for all-day wear and its satin finish adds a luxe touch to any look. Plus, it’s also available in forest green and classic ivory.
Fun and festive tights
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One of the hardest parts about building any holiday party outfit comes down to the dreaded question: Will I be warm enough? And although we wish that we could confidently wear our favourite mini-dresses without a care in the world, the reality is that this season’s harsh temperatures mean going bare-legged is a hard no.
Thankfully, tights are a winter fashion lifesaver, plus stockings of all colours, textures and embellishments are having a major moment, whether you’re hoping to do your best Blair Waldorf impression or channel Pamela Anderson in scarlet hosiery.
Simons Built-In Support Solid Tights
We’d be lying if we said that we weren’t obsessed with the red tights trend right now. If the festive hue doesn’t *scream* holiday cheer, we don’t know what does. These durable, semi-opaque tights from Simons are made from recycled nylon and with fewer emissions than traditionally manufactured goods.
Red not your thing? This durable wardrobe staple is also available in nine other colours. Anyone looking to experiment with green tights next?
Threads Diamond Dust Shimmer Tights
These shimmery tights will have you party-ready in no time. Thanks to light-catching Lurex®-embedded silver threads from thigh to foot, you’ll sparkle your way across any dance floor.
These 30 denier stockings are made in Italy and have a reinforced toe, so you don’t have to worry about annoying snags.
Gap Opaque Pearl Tights
Embellished with just the right amount of pearls for a subtly chic touch, these opaque tights are basically leg jewellery.
Plus, their elastic waist and stretchy nylon and spandex blend make them comfortable enough for those long holiday soirees where you have three parties to pop into.
A little sparkle never hurt anybody, if anything, it’s practically an essential element of holiday party dressing. By framing the face with extra shine, shimmery statement earrings may be the easiest and most effective way to upgrade your holiday glam.
Adriana Orsini Gold-Plated Open Circle Earrings
Made with cubic zirconia gems and 18K gold-plated silver, these rhinestone will add interest to your holiday ensembles. The subtle drop design is an elegant alternative to some of the more OTT designs on the market.
Dynamite Oversized Rhinestone Dangling Earrings
Talk about making a statement with your holiday accessories. These dangling heart-shaped sparklers from Dynamite will be the focal point of your outfit with their bold sparkle.
Style tip: Wear this pair with your hair in a chic slicked-back bun to ensure the jewels remain on full display all night long.
Lili Claspe Cici Duster Earrings
Sometimes all your look needs is a dainty flash of dazzle. Made with 14k gold-plated brass and cubic zirconia round bezel detailing, these earrings are surprisingly lightweight and will work long after holiday party season.
The upcoming Spring 2024 fashion cycle is going to be all about bags, but a little extra arm candy is always in style.
Between the current fashion favourite silver and all of the shimmery, festive embellishments that pop up this time of year, there’s no shortage of fun handbag choices available to elevate all of your holiday party looks.
If a statement handbag is what you’re after, this rhinestone mesh purse (from Amazon!) is for you. Available in five eye-catching colours and rated a cool 4.4 stars, the sparkly shoulder bag will be the best $32 you spend this Christmas.
& Other Stories Leather Pouch Bag
This simple leather pouch packs a bold punch. And while yes, red is obviously a holiday colour, it *also* happens to be both the trendiest colour of the moment and what many consider a new neutral when it comes to accessories.
Crafted with 100% smooth leather and featuring a cool knotted handle design, this handbag looks far more luxe than its price tag.
Reformation Mini Chiara Convertible Bag
Whether you’ve draing inspiration from Beyoncé’s Renaissance Tour or following this season’s silver trend, you simply can’t go wrong with a metallic handbag for your festive outfits this year. This high-shine mini version from Reformation is irresistible.
If metallics aren’t your thing, this style is also available in nine other shades and materials, including classic black and croc-textured patterns, among others.
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