Holiday Fashion: Make Accessories Your Winter Statement

Holiday fashion is all about accessorizing: silver flats, a faux-fur clutch and more fun, affordable pieces play perfectly with any winter outfit.

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Faux Show

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As temperatures drop, cozy up in a sophisticated snood. It's a cinch to wear and adds instant elegance, so just slip it on and go.

Snood, American Eagle, $40. Jacket, H&M, $70. Dress, Maggy London, $138. Earrings, Cynthia Rybakoff, $58. Ring, JustFab, $7.


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Stacked in Your Favor

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Mix and match a little sparkle with some matte black pieces for a fun (but still refined) arm party.

From top: Cuff, Rebecca Minkoff, $88. Bangle, ShopDesignSpark, $18. Watch, Anne Klein, $125. Bangle, ShopDesignSpark, $24. Bracelet, T+J Designs, $64. Vest, Two by Vince Camuto, $199. Blouse, CAbi, $89. Bag, H&M, $50.


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Kick It Up

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The peep-toe bootie is getting a cold-weather update. Pair with opaque tights in a rich shade like burgundy or olive and wear all winter long.

Booties, Vince Camuto, $118. Tights, Hanes, $12. Skirt, Forever 21, $18.


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Chain Reaction

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This bold pendant necklace has some serious fringe benefits. Worn alone or layered with delicate strands, it modernizes everything from laid-back separates to sleek dresses.

Necklace, K & R Collection for Silpada, $79. Top, Elie Tahari for DesigNation, $64. Ring, Cynthia Rybakoff, $34.


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Double Play

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Two-sided earrings are edgier than the average stud and make a statement without weighing you down. These updated pearls are all-around cool.

Earrings, Baublebar, $32. Turtleneck Sweater, L.L.Bean, $79.


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Micro Manage

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Time to downsize and ditch the huge tote. Mini handbags are equal parts utility and style in a compact package.

Bag, Rebecca Minkoff, $195. Top, Lulu's, $42. Pants, Jessica Simpson Collection, $49. Necklace, Dogeared, $48. Right hand: Ring, House of Harlow 1960, $42. Left hand: Ring, Dogeared, $54. Midi Rings, Dogeared, $24 each.

Originally published in the November 2014 issue of Family Circle magazine.


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Heads Up

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Decked out with dozens of grommets, this hat brims with '70s glamour and sophistication.

Hat, BCBG Max Azria, $68. Turtleneck, Ann Taylor, $70.


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In a Word

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Talk about making a statement: A scripted sentiment plays perfectly off bold baubles.

Top, Vince Camuto, $99. Necklace, Zara, $36.


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Hands On

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Ladylike and chic, ruffled gloves elevate any winter outfit.

Top, Zara, $80. Gloves, Echo Design, $115. Earrings, Margaret Elizabeth, $88.


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Carried Away

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Just for fun, corral your phone, wallet and other essentials in a fuzzy faux-fur clutch.

Coat, H&M, $129. Sweater, Uniqlo, $30. Clutch, Banana Republic, $98. Earrings, Sorrelli, $40.


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Silver Lining

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Kick back in high-shine oxfords. On-trend metallic flats turn heads and comfort the sole.

Pants and shoes, Zara, $80 and $90. Socks, Hot Sox, $10.


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Wild Side

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Feline fine day and night: this cat belt can cinch a sweater for work or a dress for dinner out.

Cardigan and belt, Chico's, $129 and $69. Turtleneck, Uniqlo, $90. Earrings, OK1984, $12.

Originally published in the November 2013 issue of Family Circle magazine.