Dec 8, 2011

How to Wear Sparkle This Holiday Season

You know that feeling when you're so excited for something and it's all you can think about? Well that's how I feel about this holiday season. I've been waiting for it to arrive, and now that it's here, that giddy feeling still won't go away. What I love most about this season is that I get to spend time with family... well, who am I kidding, I love the shopping part of it! Don't get me wrong, I do love spending time with my family, but buying them gifts gives me a good reason--or excuse, rather--to shop! I wish I could tell you guys what I got them as gifts but that'll have to wait till after Christmas..

As I'm sure you have a whole slew of parties to attend this season, and probably a piece or two (or more) of sparkling beauties, I'm going to show you how not to go overboard with your outfit.

The key to wearing sparkle/embellishments/glitter is to stick to one piece per outfit. You want to create harmony and balance between your clothes and accessories. I've created four sets to show you how to incorporate this season's biggest trend.

LOOK 1 - The SEQUIN TOP: I've paired the sequin top with cropped cigarette pants in a neutral silver white shade. Accessorized with metallic tassel heels, a snakeskin clutch, and statement jewellery. The pants create a balance between the embellished top and the metallic shoes.


LOOK 2 - The SEQUIN DRESS: I've paired it with a heavy fur coat, and accessorized it with a quilted chain purse, a leather bib necklace, stacked rings, and a statement shoe. I love the juxtaposition of the leather bib necklace against the feminine outfit.


LOOK 3 - The GLITTER SHOES: I've paired these gorgeous heels with a structured blazer and a cocktail dress. The bangles are to be work stacked, and the earrings add some drama. Gosh I love me some Miu Miu Spring '11 shoes...


LOOK 4 - The EMBELLISHED SKIRT: I've paired it with a beautiful embellished blouse. The booties and the brass knuckle clutch add a tough-ness to it, and the bangles maintain the girly look. We're mixing prints and textures with this one, but it works because we are sticking to a monochromatic colour scheme.


Now if you'd rather be trendy with your makeup, check out the set above. There's lots of new products out there that will satisfy your shimmer fix.

Happy holidays everyone!

5 comments:

  1. I loveee the cocktail dress and the embellished skirt! Where are both of them from?

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  2. Love this post!! Excellent timing.

    Also, I have been crushing on those Miu Miu shoes for what feels like forever.

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  3. @Anum - The skirt and the dresses are designer pieces I gather inspiration and ideas from. They're really just guidelines :) For a more affordable alternative, check stores for like H&M, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21.. etc.

    @Nona - Thank you! And yes, I too am in love with Miu Miu's spring '11 shoes.. especially the glitter booties!

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