8 nights, 8 brights: how @excessoriesexpert accessorizes hanukkah

The “Festival of Lights” can only mean one thing when it comes to accessories: time to shine. We are sharing our 8 favorite glitzy additions to keep you sparkling throughout Hanukah.  From latke fête to Bergdorf-front menorah lighting, you’ll hold your own with the candles this season!

1. Vintage-inspired metal mesh handbag. Glamour girls have adored Whiting & Davis bags for over a century and they have made quite the comeback! The ring handle is a nod to Studio 54 and the beaded fringe is reminiscent of the flappers of the 1920s. This shape is a fun departure from a basic clutch to pair with your velvet cocktail dress. Crystal cascade bag ($315), whitinganddavisbags.com

2. Colorful cascading earring.  Statement crystal jewelry will make any ensemble instantly festive, but why not try adding some bold color? This vibrant pair of shoulder-dusters from Erickson Beamon will amp up your go-to LBD in no time! Erickson Beamon Technicolor earrings ($379), shopbop.com

3. Embellished velvet platform. These glitzy sandals instantly upgrade your denim for an evening of latke frying with friends.  The gold stars bring the Hanukah chic to the must-have velvet platform. MR BY MAN REPELLER Lol If You Think I’m Walking sandals ($520), net-a-porter.com

4. Rhinestone turban. Sparkle from head-to-toe with a jeweled velvet turban.  A turban is a bold choice that is sure to make a fabulous retro statement and turn heads. This is the perfect holiday accessory for the beautiful bohemian! Rhinestone velvet turban ($30), topshop.com

5. Crystal choker.  The of-the-moment accessory goes glam with crystal embellishments.  Team a trendy neck jewel like this one from Eddie Borgo with classic elegance by pairing with a silky slip dress and pumps. Eddie Borgo chain drop collar ($350), shopbop.com

6. Bedazzled headphones. A non-traditional, yet practical choice of accessory comes in the form of these kitschy cute headphones.  Get into the sparkling Hanukah spirit with your favorite seasonal tunes as you travel to family and friends or stroll around the city! On-ear headphones ($49.99), hm.com

7. Glitzy tights. Embrace the crisp weather with some sparkling hosiery.  This is a great (and affordable) choice for those who shy away from color, because an all-black look will make the tights really pop! Keep the rest of the bling to a minimum and let your legs do the talking (and walking).  This Pretty Polly Pair is our personal favorite, but TipToe Boutique offers an extremely wide array of sparkling tights that is worth investigating! Pretty Polly tights ($27), revolve.com

8. Gilded boot. Gucci did it, Balenciaga did it, and now affordable brands are following suit! A fun, unexpected way to polish off your midi-length dress is with a metallic boot!  What’s more glam than gold for an evening of candle lighting? River Island gold metallic boot ($75.17), asos.com

More from NYC-based @excessoriesexpert blogger Elizabeth Savetsky here.

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