You don't need a whole new outfit to welcome 2018, just some fun accessories with a little sparkle.
With Christmas fast approaching, it’s understandable if you haven’t managed to obtain a fancy new outfit for New Year’s Eve.
And that’s OK, because all you really need is a fun, sparkly new accessory or pair of shoes to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018.
Moreover, once the holiday is over, some festive accents will help enliven our sometimes-dreary winter wardrobes. Here are picks for women and men.
These jewelry pieces will instantly add some shimmer and sparkle to your outfit.
Moorea Seal Tropical Fan Earrings ($24 at Moorea Seal, downtown, and mooreaseal.com). Evoke a tropical look in the dead of winter with these locally designed gold-plated earrings with whimsical pink tassels.
Fancy Garnet Pyramid Earrings ($425 at heyfancy.com). If you prefer studs, give yourself a belated holiday gift with these 14K white-gold, garnet and diamond earrings, handmade in Seattle.
Loft Crystal Floral Leaf Statement Necklace ($44.50). A statement necklace adds drama to even the most simple of outfits. This one features a pattern of leaves and florals, and, thanks to its gold tone, it’ll match anything.
Elizabeth Cole Sunny Ruby Bracelet ($148 at Banana Republic). This elegant, handcrafted bangle features Swarovski crystals and glass stones. The ruby flowers are subtle but eye-catching.
Zara Wide Velvet Diamante Hairband ($23 at zara.com). If you prefer to wear your jewels in your hair, consider this on-trend headband that’s adorned with gems in every color of the rainbow.
If you’re wrapped up in winter outerwear, make sure you have shoes that stand on their own.
Kate Spade New York Lotus Slip-On Sneaker ($168 at Nordstrom). It’s not easy to find shoes that are festive and comfortable. Slip on these pink, sparkly sneakers and you’ll still be dancing long after you ring in 2018.
J.Crew Glitter Speckled Velvet Loafer Mules ($168). These glittery velvet loafers are totally versatile — they’re perfect for a New Year’s Eve party, but can easily be worn to more low-key events and even to work.
Zara Fabric High Heel Ankle Boots ($80 at zara.com). We know, it’s winter, and you really just want to wear an ankle boot. You can do that and still stand out with these blue jacquard numbers that will have everyone talking. And they easily pair with everything from jeans to dresses.
Adidas Iniki Runner in Yellow/Core Black ($120 at Likelihood, Capitol Hill, and likelihood.us). Men, rest assured, you can wear sneakers to a New Year’s Eve party. This is Seattle, after all. And this Adidas runner, also available in green, will add a nice pop of color to your outfit (and style to your workwear all year).
Anthropologie Augusta Clutch ($68). New Year’s Eve calls for sequins, beads and tassels — and this clutch has them all. And it comes with a cotton strap in case you need to wear throw it over your shoulder later in the night.
Filson Workshop Weatherproof Leather Ranch Pouch ($175 at Filson, Sodo, and filson.com). Carry just the necessities in this unique hair-on-hide leather pouch, and don’t worry if the weather doesn’t cooperate — it’s water and snow resistant.
Ted Baker London Beela Frame Clutch ($195 at Nordstrom). This unique clutch will add a bit of whimsy to any outfit, while still looking ultra-chic in black with a gold bow clasp.
Before you step outside to enjoy the fireworks, make sure you have an extra layer to keep you toasty.
Tart Sun Blazer ($218 at Horseshoe Boutique, Ballard, and shophorseshoe.com). If you opt for a sleeveless look, throw on this metallic jacquard jacket when you get chilly.
Pendleton Hooded Shawl Collar Cape ($429 at pendleton-usa.com). For a heavier option, this Oregon-made cape is ultra-cozy with a unique geometric design and on-trend bell sleeves. And the hood may come in handy if the night is rainy.
Anthropologie Faux Fur Cowl ($58). Available in four colors to match an array of outfits and moods, this soft, warm cowl is the ideal accessory to have on hand as you party hop.
Eddie Bauer Hadlock Trapper Hat ($50). Guys can keep warm with this faux-fur-lined hat from the local company. The ear flaps can be worn up or down, and three flannel patterns keep the look quintessentially Northwest.