Supporting Role: Hautest Red Carpet Accessories

Accessories are the life line of fashion. Just think how dreadfully dull fashion would be without all the accouterments we wear to liven up our ensembles. A dress, even a red carpet worthy frock, is simply a dress until you give it your own personal touch. The easiest way to put your stamp on a piece is through accessories. The right jewelry or shoes have a way of making any outfit come to life. Nevertheless, picking the wrong accessories can be fashion suicide, so paying attention to the small details should be just as important as picking out the perfect dress. Evenings were made for accessories. It’s probably the only time of the day, depending on the occasion, when feather trimmed stilettos are appropriate, so have fun and go bold when it comes to accessorizing your after-dark looks. With the right accessory, you can take one dress and wear it countless of ways from sophisticated chic to vampy based on your accessories. To help you complete your red carpet look for that special night out, we’ve unearth some serious gems that are bound to turn heads.
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 23, 2010

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Forget the glass slippers, this here is a proper fairytale shoe. Embellished with black feathers, these whimsical heels have the power to make just about any outfit demand attention. The beauty of these sandals lies in the contrast of a not so exciting olive satin sandal paired with showgirl black feathers. We’ve fallen hard for these!
Net-A-Porter.com, $895

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Demure T strap heels get a seriously sexy makeover with a leather covered platform.
Shopbop.com, $365

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Today, shoe designers are creating shoes in the most innovative shapes, so there’s no excuse not to play around with fresh silhouettes. These asymmetrical buckle sandals are ahead of the curve.
Shopbop.com, $478

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It’s hard to resist these lace up ‘Victorian dominatrix’ mash up ankle boots.
SteveMadden.com, $189.95

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Sexy cut outs, suede trimming and a thin heel transform mesh and velcro from sporty to spicy.
Topshop.com, $100

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Add a little sparkle to your night with these timeless hoops.
Bloomingdales.com, $198

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Pull your hair back in a tight chignon to show off these boho-luxe, metallic beaded earrings.
Nordstrom.com, $65

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This African turquoise bubble “Klimt” ring is a glamorous addition to any jewelry box.
Bloomingdales.com, $155

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Pile it on has always been the rule when it comes to wearing thin bangles. Add some gypsy flair to your look with this set of 32 base metal bangles.
Nordstrom.com, $58

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No respecting stylista should be without a strand of pearls. This long,wrap gold-plated chain with glass pearls is a modern update of the classic.
Shopbop.com, $36

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There’s so much going on here, but the contrasting pieces, gold chains, Swarovski crystals and hand-dyed ribbons, work together to create a dazzling uptown meets downtown piece of jewelry.
J.Crew.com, $295

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