There are lots of ways to chat up a fellow partygoer, but “How do you know our host?” doesn’t have the same pizzazz as “I’m obsessed with your earrings!” From a bedecked hatband fit for royalty to a mirrored brooch made for making friends, you can take a breather from breaking the ice this season and let your accessories do the work.
A headband any princess would be proud ofDesign by Hummingbird diamante velvet headband, $41
This stunning headpiece is handmade by a small, woman-owned business in England, where the hatband trend originated.
A cuff bracelet that hits the light just rightKarine Sultan encrusted cutout cuff, $89
This rose gold cuff bracelet will captivate your audience with each flick of the wrist.
Earrings that deserve their own partyMignonne Gavigan Rosé Champagne crystal stone earrings, $425
These playful statement earrings are guaranteed to get people talking. Even better, this woman-owned jewelry brand donates a part of their proceeds to charity partners — so you can look good while supporting a good cause.
A collar that can go with anything& Other Stories lace collar, $49
Pop this over any sweater or dress to add a feminine edge to your party look and pay homage to the queen of collars, Ruth Bader-Ginsburg.
A belt that’s begging to be complimentedAbsence of Colour triple chain belt, $46
Yes, chain belts are back! Layer this belt over a sweater dress or sleek trousers for a look that nods to the ‘90s.
A clutch that holds its own (and also your stuff)Olga Berg Estelle feather clutch, $115
The party doesn’t officially start until this clutch enters the room. It’ll look great hanging over your shoulder or tucked under your arm, and can carry all the compliments you’ll be collecting.
A necklace that needs no explanationAnissa Kermiche Précieux Pubis gold-plated onyx necklace, $245
This mesmerizing pendant necklace was designed in celebration of the female form, and we can’t think of a better time to wear it than this party season.
A cocktail ring you can skate home onThe Pink Reef lavender and aqua cocktail ring, $65
When your friends ask where you got this gorgeous oversized statement ring, tell them that The Pink Reef founder Janice Park assembled it by hand. Don’t forget to mention that the brand also gives back to organizations like March of Dimes and the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
A barrette that pulls together even the messiest ponytailFree People Sookie bow barrette, $38
An oversize barrette adds instant polish, and this satin bow clip will jazz up any hastily-done bun.
A brooch sure to broach topicsMoschino Mirror brooch, $189
This brooch is equal parts sophisticated and fun; it’s the IRL version of looking at yourself during a Zoom meeting. Don’t be surprised if you become the go-to for lipstick checks!