You know what they say, right? New year, new me. But before we get to 2019, we have one last big hurrah in the form of New Year’s Eve. For many of us, it’s a night to drink champagne and celebrate the past year. It’s also a chance to dress up - or dress down depending on the occasion.
It’s always nice to have a reason to celebrate, and we might be a little biased but the right jewellery pieces will be the perfect way to finish your outfit - no matter the occasion. And plus, with the new year on the horizon, why not take this chance to branch out a little and add new pieces to your collection?
So we thought we’d break it down into common NYE celebrations, the outfit choices (or dress codes) and some beautiful jewels that will match to make sure you can sparkle your way into 2019.
If you’re one of glamourous few who have been invited to a cocktail-themed party or maybe you’re going out for a beautiful dinner to bring in the new year, you’ll probably need some beautiful accessories to go with it. In terms of outfits, you can never go wrong with a little black dress, and that way you can pair it with a statement piece like a White Gold 1 Carat Diamond Heart Necklace.
On the other hand, you can also stray away from the safe side with a selection of complementing gemstone jewellery. As long as you pick your colour carefully - and make sure they complement the other jewellery you wear and your outfit - they can make a statement but still look classic. The colour of the year has definitely been emerald green and our favourite piece is the Yellow Gold Natural Emerald and Diamond earring.
It’s the rare occasion you get to dress up so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, especially when it comes to jewellery.
Laidback house party
Some of us might just be having a few drinks and a BBQ in the backyard to bring in the new year but it doesn’t mean you can’t add a few special touches to your outfit. By now, you might have noticed that we’re big fans of hoop earrings - they just go with everything! You can never go wrong with a pair of Thin Hoop Earrings that you can pair with a denim short and t-shirt get up or to elevate that floaty summer dress and tan sandal.
This is also where you can throw on an anklet - have you heard that anklets are trending again? Just a simple one like the Sterling Silver Ball Anklet can complement the earrings. If you want something with a bit more colour, we love this Yellow Gold Anklet with Rose, White and Gold Beads.
L-R: 9ct Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings / (top to bottom): 9ct Rose Gold Ring with 1 Diamond, 9ct Rose Gold Diamond Ring, Flawless Cut 9ct Rose Gold Beaded Stackable Ring / 9ct Yellow Gold St Christopher Pendant.
Tropical island getaway
If you’re one of the lucky few that are in a tropical destination for the new year, you’ll definitely need some pieces to step up your resortwear. Silky kaftans and floaty Summer dresses can often be complemented by additions like this Rose Gold Crystal Bangle. You can even stack them up and mix and match your metals.
It’s okay to experiment with pieces you’d never usually wear while you’re home - especially if you’re living it up in a balmy, tropical location. So why not go for that Yellow Gold Stardust Hoop Earring to sparkle beneath your natural beach waves?
When you’re on holiday, it’s about keeping it simple but also being able to wear things you wouldn’t be able to wear to work. So don’t be afraid to go for warmer tones and coloured stones paired back on simple bands and chains.
Shop from Shiels’ wide range of jewellery to pair with your festive season outfits and get ready to sparkle.