The Non-Conformist's Guide To Holiday Dressing

If there's one time you can get away with an abundance of sequins and other frippery (beading, glitter, metallics), it's the holidays. Yet, even sparkly sweaters and silver platforms — which seem so enticing now as we gear up for the party season — can feel a little stale after our 50th fete. That's when we start looking for fancy embellishments elsewhere: the unexpected lining of a super-sharp blazer, the subtle embroidered detail of a sleeve, tiny rhinestones frosting the tips of a crisp collar, or the mirrored heel of a chic black bootie — the kinds of non-cliché details that keep your look festive during the holidays and beyond.
For an iconoclastic take on adornment, we turned to Kate Albrecht — a.k.a. Mr. Kate — an L.A.-based stylist and jewelry designer whose delicate baubles show she knows a thing or two about how to get her shine on. Here, she gives us nine must-haves from Nordstrom Rack for adding just the right amount of frill to your outfit.