How To Acessorize For A Holiday Party

What Jewelry Should I Wear With My Party Outfit?

The holidays are once again upon us, and with that comes the endless
stream of Christmas parties, office functions, girls' nights, winter weddings,
and of course, New Years Eve parties!

With every great party comes a great party outfit!

I had the great pleasure of being a guest on City TV's Breakfast Television for a segment on What Jewelry To Wear With This Year's Holiday Party Outfits. The best part about being on BT this time was that I got to work with some wonderful women (and friends!) who agreed to be my models for the morning.

This post is based on the segment that I did for Breakfast Television.
Please click on the BT Calgary logo below to watch the
quick 5 minute segment.

Breakfast Television

Once again, Crabapple Clothing knocked it out of the park with their amazing selection of clothing to suit any style, event, and every-day wear!
With the help of Crabapple owner, Whitney, and the fabulous Crabapple-women, we styled our models in 4 different Holiday Party outfits that were fashion-forward without pushing boundaries, chic, classy and sexy- the perfect combination for any type of party! I am such a huge fan of Crabapple Clothing because of their service and selection. Apostle stands behind jewelry that is versatile, functional and unique, and in my opinion, Crabapple offers that same promise with their accessible fashions. Click on the Crabapple logo to visit their website!
Crabapple Clothing Company

How To Accessorize The Season's
Trends & Party Looks

Holiday Parties, and all parties in general, are the perfect time to have fun with your jewelry and try something new. Mix and match, layer on a number of necklaces and/or bracelets...have fun with it! Don't feel like you need to rush out and get a big, sparkly piece that really is just a one-hit-wonder. Instead, invest in jewelry that will go great with not only your party attire, but with your office wear, jeans & a tee, and everything in between. Choosing such versatile jewelry ensures that you will get the best bang for your buck, and find something you truly love.  

With the help of Crabapple, we pulled together four different party looks that can be worn to a Christmas party, home-base NYE bash, drinks out with girls, or to a winter wedding. From the corporate, to cocktail, to cool, these looks cover it all!

First we had Denise in a bright red cami with beautiful lace details was paired with an amazingly comfortable velvet jogger-style pant that we cuffed at the bottom. This outfit was cool, trendy and feminine and I wanted to work with that in the jewelry selection that completed the look.
The focus for this outfit was on layering three delicate necklaces of varying lengths. I combined the Five Disc Choker by Gorjana with Leah Alexandra's Honeycomb Necklace and Prism Necklace. This trio maintained the feminine aesthetic, and the choker amped it up and worked with the trendy, cool vibe as well.
When layering necklaces be aware that adding a dangley earring could be a bit too much...dangle. If there's a lot of different things hanging around, it can be a bit too much. Instead, opt for a great ear climber like the Sunny Climber. The Labradorite stones in this earring can go with anything and will quickly become your new go-to.
What Jewelry To Wear

Next I wanted to showcase a popular Holiday (and party) look- the cocktail dress. But this dress that Janet wore was not at all traditional! It had the foundation of a classic dress, but with the great leather trim, deep v-neckline and beautiful green colour, this dress was classy, fun and sexy.
To follow the lines of the V-neck, I selected the Desert Necklace by Hailey Gerrits. This necklace is bold and beautiful, and everything about it just worked with the dress. From the colours of the stones, to the shape that beautifully mimicked (but didn't mirror) the neckline, it's as if it were meant to be! The Desert Earrings were also a great choice because they pulled together the necklace and the dress, without being overbearing. I loved that these earring were a drop-style which elongated Janet's neck, but they weren't distracting from the rest of the look.
We also decided to pile on the bracelets and go for different colours and textures. Jant wore the Beaded Wrap Bracelet by WYSH Collective, the Stone Bar Cuff by Liel & Lentz, the Trillium Cuff by Leah Alexandra, and the Liberty Bracelet in Iolite and Tanzanite by Leah Alexandra. Combining these different bracelets added touches of different colours but were all very complimentary and cohesive. By wearing a great bracelet stack, like this one, you add a unique and creative edge to your outfit that nobody else will have.
What Jewelry To Wear

From here we moved to a very contemporary, slightly urban and chic look. MacKenzie wore a fantastic leather legging with a full-volume ivory top and neutral plaid shawl. The shawl added a very classy touch, but when she took it off, the look was completely cool and fun.
Because the top was so full, it was important to give a streamlined look with a long, delicate necklace. The Capra Necklace by Taylor Kenney has an oxidized chain and shining gold pronghorn-shaped pendant that continued the cool, urban style. With the Capra Necklace, I paired the Demeter Earrings (also by Taylor Kenney) because of their long and narrow drop. The feminine chains and tiny Labradorite gems added the perfect amount of glamour and sparkle, without being too in-your-face.
With this top being so voluminous, it is important to not add too much jewelry and add bulk. For this reason, we added just two very lightweight bracelets. Both the Chaplin Bracelet by Gorjana and the Liberty Bracelet in Labradorite, Chalcedony and Zirconia gems contributed to the feminine look of the earrings, but were barely-there - which was perfect!

Who doesn't love a great black dress? Our next model, Carmyn, mentioned that she always gravitates to a LBD when shopping for an event. I also love that staple black dress, but it also seemed...boring. Instead, we found the perfect take on the Little Black Dress, but this version was much more fashion-forward, contemporary and cool. Although an LBD can be amazing, there isn't much interest, but the look that we selected is packed full of interesting details, yet is completely polished! Although Carmyn was covered-up in the long-sleeved, high-neck, lace top, there was still a sense of mystery and sex-appeal. Paired with this great window-pane print, A-line skirt, Carmyn looked (and felt) amazing.
Due to all the details & pattern in the top and skirt, adding a necklace would have been too much and would be distracting. Instead, I went for a killer pair of earrings- the Lucerne Vintage Clip Earrings are amazing!! And how cool is it that the designer created them using a Vintage Shoe Clip?!
Adding the large Guia Cuff on one wrist, and a Gold Cluse Minuit watch with the Cross Over Cuff, not only allowed this great outfit to shine, but without the jewelry, it would have been nearly as polished or cool.

If there's a Holiday Party outfit (or any outfit!) that you are looking to accessorize, contact Apostle to work with you to find the perfect jewelry to suit not only your outfit, but your personal style as well!

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