When it comes to birthdays, bigger is always better. To ring in her 22nd, Bella Hadid pushed things to the limit by piling on heaps of mega-watt gems. Sure, the model pulled out her best shredded denim and a sleek black corset top, but it was hard to draw attention away from the layers of diamonds: hoop earrings, a choker, chain link bracelets, rings, and even a pavé-covered watch, captured and shared on social media by her on-again boyfriend, The Weeknd.
Hadid’s maximalist approach to jewelry made for a decadent Instagram story, but the outfit she put together with stylist Mimi Cuttrell included lessons that even the budget-conscious can take to heart. Accessories are the quickest way to spice up a monochromatic outfit, and a little sparkle can make basics like denim feel luxurious. Case in point: Hadid’s shimmery charm-covered Chanel belt tied the entire look together and proved that crystals can have just as big an impact as diamonds.
This article first appeared on Vogue.com