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Make statement jewelry a winter 2013 staple (Photos)

Bring out the sparkle to liven up your winter wardrobe.
Bring out the sparkle to liven up your winter wardrobe.

Ah, January, when the weeks begin to feel repetitive and your daily ensembles gain a Groundhog Day feel. In the gloomy jaws of a Huntsville winter, two things work wonders for the spirit, color and sparkle. While the party season may have left you fed up with Spanx and LBDs, consider pilfering a little of that party glamour to spiff up your day time looks in the form of show-stopping jewelry. Even if your plans only include a day spent inside the office with a side trip to grab a Shaggy’s burger, a girl needs glamour. It’s a known fact.

With a T-shirt or turtleneck wear a sparkling, colorful statement necklace. The vintage-inspired statement necklace never went away. More is more with this ubiquitous, but always fashionable finishing touch. Layer them with others of varying lengths and mix up the media with different kinds of pieces to show your style.

Slightly over-the-top, rhinestone crusted earrings go beyond the red carpet. Not many things sported by your favorite celebs during awards season actually translate for a trip to Below the Radar. The statement earring is a trend to rock day or night. In fact, a pair that feels too dressed up for drinks at night gain new life when paired with a closet staple like a Breton stripe tee. The bonus is that no matter how bundled up you are against a cold day, your earrings can always be a focal point.

Rings and bracelets are fabulous, but harder to wear when gloves are a necessity. Instead, for a livelier January, try brooches. While they never actually faded from stylish wardrobes, the brooch is reborn this season, which means they are attainable again outside of a thrift store. Cluster a few on a coat for a pretty effect. Let one stand on your jacket at work as a signature piece.

Check out the slideshow to see and shop the latest pieces or mine your jewelry box for dressy pieces that never see the light of day, after all, a gloomy January calls for sparkle.