- Major labels like Vera Wang have more affordable 'sister' brands
- BCBG Max Azaria is great for stylish and budget friendly belts and earrings
- Ann Taylor and Loft have versitile options for under $100
If your spirits are high but cash is low, don't despair: These shimmery, party-ready styles each cost $100 or less.
Layering jewelry can be mystifying, which is why this single piece composed of rhinestones, faux pearls, beads, and chains is so genius.
To buy: $79, chicos.com.
Aryn K Blouse
An understated blouse in pleated silk lets a bold skirt shine.
To buy: $98, houseoflolo.com.
White House Black Market Skirt
This sleek acetate-blend pick manages to be both current (red is big right now) and timeless (pencil skirts will always be in style).
To buy: $98, whbm.com.
Lisa Stewart Earrings
Hammered and crystal-flecked, these modern gold-plated danglers have an old-fashioned elegance.
To buy: $70, lisastewartonline.com.
Gold is merry and bright—but it will also look fitting come spring. Just add gray or black opaque tights to this mid-thigh--length polyester-blend stunner.
To buy: $61, lulus.com.
BCBG Max Azria Belt
Why should jewels be limited to jewelry? Check out this elastic belt with a gorgeous, gemlike centerpiece.
To buy: $58, bcbg.com.
Colour Me Bracelets
This rich mix of gold-tone bangles—some plain, some textured with beads—ties the outfit together.
To buy: $15 for eight, colourme.com.
BCBG Max Azria Earrings
Opulent drops of rhinestones and black orbs look like an estate-sale find.
To buy: $78, 866-497-1041.
Ann Taylor Top
Shiny black thread on this two-tone polyester top offers a low-key way to dazzle.
To buy: $88, anntaylor.com.
Just Cavalli Skirt
This slim satin skirt has the right amount of stretch to be comfortable and flattering.
To buy: $32, peppermintpark.com. (Real Simple readers get a free three-month shopping membership with the promo code REALSIMPLE.)
Banana Republic Bracelet
Spare yet sparkly: a rhinestone-covered bead suspended on a gray leather cord.
To buy: $25, 888-277-8953.
Take control with a pair of opaque tights that slenderize and smooth.
To buy: $26, spanx.com.
You'll stand head and shoulders above the rest in black suede peep toes with hidden inch-high platforms.
To buy: $63, zappos.com.
Roberta Chiarella Earrings
Faux-diamond studs are a silent partner for a statement necklace.
To buy: $28, robertachiarella.com.
Banana Republic Necklace
This beaded tulle bib makes a powerful impact, but it's practically weightless.
To buy: $49.50, bananarepublic.com.
Cult Candy Top
The bell-shaped hem hits just past the hips.
To buy: $21, peppermintpark.com. (Real Simple readers get a free three-month shopping membership with the promo code REALSIMPLE.)
Silver Moroccan-shaped hoops are finished off with a hanging pearl.
To buy: $98, kirakirajewelry.com.
Simply Vera Vera Wang Top
Forgiving in all the right places: This polyester-blend style has a camouflaging drape and a tie-it-yourself waist.
To buy: $54, 866-887-8884.
Sushma Patel Carina Bracelet
Even just one crystal-encrusted bangle provides a sliver of brightness against a dark-colored outfit.
To buy: $100 for a stack of bangles, sushmapatel.us.
The lace embellishments down the sides give this knee-length polyester-blend pencil skirt a life outside the office.
To buy: $69.50, loft.com.