Age-old wisdom says take off one item before you leave the house. Buck the rules and put on one of these jazzy headpieces.
Star of Wonder
Your tree gets a five-pointed gem on top, and so should you. Rock a sparkly topper of your own.
Available at shop.nordstrom.com, $38.
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Sugarplums don't normally find themselves among spikes unless they're in a Tim Burton wonderland. But ASOS's circular headband balances naughty and nice. (And can be used to lovingly nudge boring conversationalists in an attempt to make them livelier.)
Available at us.asos.com, $22.
Better than Poinsettia
What's black and white and red all over? The dress of every single holiday party attendee. Brighten up the festivities with a cheerful pink, blue, or yellow floral chiffon band.
Available at oldsoulnewheart.com, $45.
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Got a marathon of cocktail parties and family get-togethers? Look fine and dandy the whole day through by tucking glitter bow barrettes (gold, pink, black, or blue) into that crazy mane of yours. Jazz hands not included.
Available at forever21.com, $1.50 each.
Put yourself on the fast track to mistletoe madness with Handle & Spout's new fabric pom-pom hair pins.
Available at handlespout.bigcartel.com, $35 for three.