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.