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Light up your winter with chandelier earrings

Art Deco-style chandelier earrings from Jessica Simpson are $45 at department stores.
Art Deco-style chandelier earrings from Jessica Simpson are $45 at department stores.

One of the surest ways to dress up a room in your home is to add an elegant chandelier. And one of the season's most versatile accessories, the chandelier earring, can be counted on to deliver a dose of style to any outfit.

Once a staple of cocktail wear, the chandelier earring may be found in shoulder-grazing lengths, delicate drop styles, with crystal accents or in sleek metals.

It's just the right accessory to add a little interest to winter turtlenecks and V-neck sweaters worn with jeans — as well as spring and summer tunics and dresses. To show them off even more, pull your hair up in a loose bun or a simple ponytail.

Kate Spade currently offers several styles of delicate chandeliers including classic looks featuring clear and colored faceted glass.

For a retro Art Deco look (another big trend of the season), Wright Stuff earrings from Jessica Simpson are available in gold or silver tones with mixed-metal settings, available for $45 at department stores.

Add an exotic look to any outfit with a pair of tribal- inspired earrings from Kenneth Jay Lane, $180 at Zappos.com. This statement-making design is more than 4 inches long and features a gold-plated setting, beading and jewel-colored stones. Its substantial style is a great match for heavier winter clothes.

For affordable looks, Claire's has feathered designs, beaded drops and light, metallic filigrees. And for less than $20 each, you can try a handful of styles.

For spring's brighter hues, Tasha Ornate Linear Statement Earrings, $58 at Nordstrom, come in an array of color combinations including turquoise and white mixed with gold.

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