Sparkle & Shine Time

Are you wondering how to add more sparkle to your holiday wardrobe without looking like a Wheel of Fortune extra? Wonder no more! Here are some ideas on how to sparkle and shine this holiday season the right way.

A sequined dress is a great alternative to the LBD you wore last holiday party. There are a million types of sparkly dresses to choose from, so make sure you don’t get dazzled by the dozens available. If you’re petite, choose a mini dress as to not overwhelm your small frame. Pair with opaque tights, chunky heels, and a fitted blazer for a more pulled together look. If you’re pear-shaped, show off your figure with a dress that has a cinched waist and A-line skirt. If you’re tall, try a longer dress with a bustier top”however, the trick is to not go head to toe in sparkles. When it comes to sparkly shades, get creative! Electric green and bold gold are among the hottest shades this season.

Who doesn’t love a sparkly pair of shoes? Not only do they instantly brighten up any outfit, but they’re available in the form of a cute flat, or a sexy stiletto. If sparkly shoes feel too girly for you, try stepping out in a pair of black sparkly oxford shoes for a more middle ground feel. Just stay away from any sparkly shoe with a clear plastic heel, full sparkly boots, or any shoes with gel material, because well, you’re not eight years old. 

Jump on board the vest trend this winter by adding a touch of shine. A sparkly vest is a perfect addition to a night on the town outfit. Go from day to night in seconds by adding a sparkly vest to jeans and a white tee. For a rock star feel add a cute floppy brim fedora, which, by the way, looks great on everyone.

If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then sequins are a close second. If you’re looking for that extra twinkle but don’t want to go full- sparkle, try out some shiny accessories. A thin sparkly belt will do wonders for your waistline and transform an everyday dress into a party dress. To use sparkles functionally, think about your outerwear and invest in a cute sparkly scarf or toque. Check out your local thrift store for a shiny brooch, guaranteed to be a conversation starter (just no cat-shaped ones).

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