Choosing the perfect holiday outfit is easier said than done. Whether you’re looking to add a spritz of Christmas cheer to your everyday get-up or are desperate to perfectly accessorize your evening gown for your extravagant work party, these 3 guidelines are sure to take the guesswork out of holiday jewelry dressing.

While it may seem like a no-brainer, it’s important to dress for the occasion. Avoid wearing any flashy buttons or brooches to a dressy cocktail party. Set those aside for the more casual events. Vice versa, if you’re planning to attend an informal, more laid-back get together, keep the red and green rhinestones to a minimum.

Your personal style is a reflection of your personality, and should ring true regardless of the occasion. Choosing to be too zealous when the holidays roll around will leave you feeling uncomfortable. If you typically wear a litter of layered necklaces, mirror your holiday style with a few coordinated pieces. If you tend to be the one-necklace-only type, stick to a flashy pair of holiday earrings or a simple themed charm bracelet. The key is to mimic your everyday style.

A simple way to get into the holiday spirit without looking like a christmas tree is by choosing one unifying color with which to accessorize. Pick a single color and stick to it. For example — accessorize an all-white outfit with all-red jewelry. This is a great way to stay sophisticated and bold while getting in on the holiday fun.

While we hope these guidelines help you with holiday dressing this season, we want to stress that choosing any accessory is mostly a matter of finding something you love and going with it. Did you use our guidelines to help you get dressed during the holidays? Let us know in the comments below. Need help finding jewelry with which to accessorize? We can help with that too! Give us a call today or browse some of our pieces right here on the site.