‘Tis the Season for Sparkles

Have you ever seen a cat with its eyes glued to a moving laser? I’m the same way when it comes to sparkly objects: my eyes get stuck to them as if I’m in a trance.

While various trends have been bringing back sparkles and shine over the past few years, it still seems as though most people only truly embrace them during the holidays.  

I don’t think we need an excuse to rock some sparkle, but since the holidays are right around the corner, I figure it’s a good time to show you five of my favorite sparkly things that are not dresses. Sparkly dresses are pretty easy to come by so might as well change it up, right?

  1. Sequinned booties from Zara

Here’s a pair that doesn’t break the bank, but can still replace your basic bootie. Dress up an otherwise casual outfit or take a more formal outfit up one more notch. The picture at the top of this blog post is just the first of many that you can expect of me in these pretty new eye-candies.

Other options: Sam Edelman Metallic Silver Ankle Boots, Asos Metallic Silver Ankle Boots

  1. Sequin Turtleneck from Revolve

A little sparkle can turn a basic into a not-so basic. Sequinned tees, tanks, and even sweatshirts are always great, but switch it up for a sequinned turtleneck instead. Yes, this is a LOT of sparkle, but it looks amazing alone with high-waisted trousers, skirts, or distressed/undistressed denim, or layered underneath a blazer or vest.  I’m aware that “undistressed” is not a word, but I’ll pretend like it is for now.

  1. Shiny Gold Trousers from Revolve

Among items in the sparkly, shiny family, the most common type of clothing item that you see after dresses are pants. More specifically sequinned leggings. I love a good pair of sequinned leggings, but would very quickly give them a break to try these shiny lovelies instead. Two trends combined into one – a wide leg, split pant + a little shine, it’s a great way to play up your holiday glam.

  1. Sequin Bomber from Revolve

An automatic shift on a casual piece without even trying. Throw it on top of your athleisure for a more sport-luxe lewk or on top of a more formal outfit, like a gown 😊  For a sportier cocktail ensemble, toss in a pair of white sneaks and shake well.

  1. A Metallic Suit from Topshop – Metallic Suit Jacket & Metallic Trousers

Yes, I know it might look like something from Britney’s – Oops, I Did It Again video, but I promise that it’s worth trying!  If you’re not adventurous enough to wear them together, try them separately to amplify your basics. However, if you do wear them together, which I think you should, make it a touch more sultry and wear a bra-like crop underneath the blazer… or nothing at all 😏

Blog edited by: Betty Ho

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