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Add some holiday sparkle … to yourself!

The holidays are all about glitter and good cheer. Add to that with these fun gems, accented accessories and bejewelled clothes.
/ Source: TODAY

Are you ready to dazzle?

This season — and especially in the party-studded weeks leading up to the holidays — the bejeweled look is red-hot and glamorous.

But don’t limit your choices. Bejeweled looks are super trendy for day — you’ll find jewels and sequins studding everything from sweaters and tees to jeans, boots and handbags. And for evening, the sky’s the limit!

Yes, it’s definitely time to sparkle, and we’ve rounded up the best ways to shine right here in the latest edition of our weekly fashion and beauty update.

  Not sure which shoe or boot color to choose? If you want an option that will go with everything you own — and one that’s super fashionable as well — go with all-out metallic. For day or night, shades of gold, silver, copper or bronze are stunning with everything from tweeds to denim to velvet. You’ll find that wonderful selections abound from Stuart Weitzman to Kenneth Cole to Chinese Laundry and all points in between.

For a fast, fun dash of style, an extravagantly bedecked wallet or old-fashioned snap-top change purse adds a touch of luxe to your everyday transactions —  and is sure to bring a smile to your face every time you use it. Both Banana Republic and Target have a wonderful assortment of these little beauties in stock right now.

Make a fashion statement and go for a casual, chunky knit sweater adorned with jewels or sequins — it’s the boldest way to wear “cool jewels.” You’ll find options everywhere, from to Bebe to Old Navy. If you’re more comfortable with an evening sweater, check out Express or your favorite department store — they’re everywhere!


Art Deco-inspired jewelry is a wonderful vintage look, and you just might be lucky enough to find a pair of overlooked gems in your grandmother’s jewelry box or even on eBay. Tailored and classic, yet incredibly dressy and sexy, this style works with everything from your little black velvet dress to the most outrageous “it” fashions.

The chic and luxurious belt is a trademark of designers such as Barry Kieselstein Cord, whose designs run well into the “four figures.” But you can find your very own version of fabulous at just about every price point, including our steal of the week — a leopard printed calf-hide belt with a big jeweled buckle for only $35 at JC Penney!

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more, you can visit her Web site, , which highlights style trends in America.

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