The coming weeks may spell torrential weather but don’t let it rain on your parade (pun intended). Instead, bring on the shimmer for this holiday season.
Here are some tips and tricks to glow like a goddess, without looking like a Christmas ornament.
1. SOLO STATEMENT PIECE
Sequin is like denim – NEVER (and I mean never) go sequin over sequin. After all, overkill and overdone is so last season.
Ms. Lopez with her Haute Hippie skirt, Heidi Klum glams up in a Stella McCartney tank,
Beyoncé suits up in Dolce & Gabbana. (Source: InStyle/Glamour/NYMag)
Complete your look with solid color layering in complimenting hues. Unsure? Stay safe with black, blue, nude shade pairings.
And boys, you can rock the trend too. Go for glittered fabric instead of sequins. If the jacket sounds a bit much for you, a glitter skinny tie is a good start.
Justin Bieber looks all dapper
in the DSquared² tux jacket.
2. LITTLE SPARKLING DRESS
Mini dresses are great as they come in a variety of styles. From halters to togas, loose fitting to figure hugging. Scout around for one that flatters your body type.
Kim K. in figure hugging Alice+Olivia, Victoria Justice in a THEIA sparkler, Nicole Richie in flowy gold Winter Kate, Sienna Miller in Twenty8Twelve emerald mini dress.
Pair your dazzling number with matching sky high heels for a winning look. Throw on a structured blazer or bolero jacket for that boost of executive glamor. Score extra style points by opting for a patterned piece.
Throw on a structured blazer like Sandra or a faux fur bolero a la Lindsay. Jessica Alba & Lucy Hale take their sequin mini dresses up a notch with patterns & cut outs.
(Source: Zimbio/Glamour/Huffington Post/US Magazine)
3. SHIMMERING SIDEKICKS
If a whole glittery outfit isn’t your cup of tea, let the accessories do the talking. Steal the spotlight with a glitzy clutch or a pair of bedazzled peep toe platforms.
A glitter clutch along with a party dress in dark hues would be a complimenting fit for the holiday parties. A little bit of sparkle can go a long way!
Hilary Duff jazzes up attention with her sequined envelope Valoria clutch
by Anya Hindmarch. (Source: StyleBistro)
Right off the feet of Dorothy (Wizard of Oz), glitter shoes are one of the hottest items off designers’ runways this season.
Twinkle those little toes this holiday season with glittered shoes. (Source: Tumblr)
Pair your pair of bedazzled heels with dark stockings and shine your way to being the best dressed at the party. And for you daring fashionable lads, there’s also glittery slip on’s or lace ups!
Tips to Tackle this Tricky Trend:
#1 Don’t curb your shimmer to after dusk. Work the bling to the office with subtle pieces. A sequin scarf or vest will perk up any dreary work outfit.
#2 Avoid looking like a hot disco-ball mess by keeping hair, make-up simple and accessories to the minimum.
#3 Make your glittery sidekicks stand out by keeping everything else understated. Try nudes, earthy tones or navy & black with your shimmering number. Guaranteed to make them pop out as your showstopper!
And for your shopping delight, we’ve scoured for the best glitter and sparkles to rock till the year ends. Enjoy!