Dreamy visions, blinding bling, and one color that’ll surely get you out of a winter funk

by Archana Aithal Rose

The bold and the beautiful
Restore the grandeur of holiday dressing up by making a seismic shift in your accessorizing game. This season, create maximum impact with minimal effort by directing gazes to a singular statement piece. Whether it’s a pair of dazzling danglers, rings in color-saturated diamonds, or multidimensional necklaces, it’s time to go bold or go home.

L’Dezen Opal Flower Ring
Dare to dress your digit in a dazzling cluster of rubel lite stones, intriguingly elevated by a vivid opal that’s brilliantly speckled in a multitude of colors. $9,000, ldezen.com

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Elizabeth Cole Crystal Parrot Earrings
Trade in your traditional floral shapes for these eye-catching parrots, covered in marquise jewels and sparkling crystals crafted to resemble the colorful plumes of the bird. $420, nordstrom.com

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Gucci Metal Necklace with Crystals
Revisit vintage style in this aged metal piece, drenched in glimmering white crystals in an infinite array of shapes and sizes. Enough to light up a room! $2,350, gucci.com

Ambassador SPREAD

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They dream in ivory
Part of Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren’s success at maintaining their Viktor & Rolf brand is an intuitive ability to go against the tide. They broke the ultimate fashion rule of “no white after Labor Day,” for example, by curating an autumn/winter style show that celebrated not just a refusal to conform, but also their 25 years together. A poetic metaphor for time travel between the past and the now, their all-white collection consisted of 25 looks conceptualized in voluminous gowns generously sprinkled with Swarovski crystals, edgy pantsuits, and hyper-dimensional dresses. And, despite playing with sharp shapes and textures, the duo succeeded in putting forth a collection that felt at once cohesive, refreshing, and fun. viktor-rolf.com

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PURPLE REIGN
It may seem like the fashion world is finally getting rock star Prince’s career-long obsession with purple. Almost the moment Pantone announced Ultra Violet as its color of the year, designers incorporated the hue in collections. Whether at Gucci, Tibi, La Perla, Marni, or Victoria Beckham, purple accented runway looks, and not just in clothing, but also on striking accessories. Whether you’re ready to celebrate royalty’s long-standing a air with this vibrance, or simply working a new and fascinating neutral into your wardrobe, it’s time to punctuate with purple, people!

Tibi Faux Fur Bomber Jacket
This comes in an oversized silhouette and with sporty drop sleeves playing with the idea of androgyny and sensuality all at once. $395, nordstrom.com

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Victoria Beckham Sleeveless Shell Top and Flared Pant
Beckham’s structured set is all sass and sex appeal. Constructed from wool of a gratifyingly spongy texture, it also features a retro silhouette that allows your femininity to flourish. $1,095, cocopari.com

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Gucci Sylvie Leather Pump
Turn up the volume in a pair of point toe heeled pumps in purple leather, featuring a grosgrain strap that pays homage to the atelier’s past (the first inspired by a strap that secured saddle to horse). $695, gucci.com

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