In place of gaudy baubles and cutesy-quirky statement pieces from your stash of plastic treasures, try going for modern elegance with gold this holiday season.
Not only is gold timeless and classic, it lends a touch of opulence and style to your festive finery, presenting contrasting dimensions and proportions.
Besides, we love the versatility of gold. A dash of the precious metal goes well with warm, autumnal shades of brown, burgundy, emerald green and grey, as it does with your little black dress. Gold embellishments, too, can be a good harbinger to usher in the New Year, with gold being a staple hue to look out for in the new year.
Don't be afraid of adding - or piling on - varying degrees of gold. Stack up your rings alongside a statement gold necklace to maximum effect; set your gold-accented cuffs and earrings against a black and silver top and watch your outfit pop; or layer long strands of gold necklaces of varying lengths for a fitting festive look.
Gold is having a sartorial moment, as these stylish starlets show.
A delicate pair of gold earrings add a warm glow to Nicole Kidman's alabaster complexion.
Never one to be a wallflower, Rihanna makes a sassy statement with a resplendent gold choker.
Emily Blunt looks downright gorgeous as she skillfully displays a mix of gold jewellery on her décolletage.