An all-black outfit is infalliblychic. But this holiday season, the most stylish set will be stepping out in something with a touch ofsparkle.
While wearing a glittering holiday garment admittedly isnt a revolutionary departure from traditional seasonal wear, the latest iterations feature a subtle shine that will have fellow revellers taking an appreciative second look rather than shielding their eyes from the glare.
Again this season, you will see sparkle everywhere,Magalie Harvey, the public relations coordinator for Le Château, says. Festive fashion is for anyone who wants to celebrate theseason through their personal style. You just need to be conscious of what works for you.
Harvey says its easy to shine when you exercise a modicum of moderation, such as by donning an item crafted from a textile with a pared-down, built-in sheen — such as satin or Lurex.
Optfor an embellished cardigan or a long sleeve metallic duster, Harvey recommends.Or, receive family with a simple pair of black dress pants and a sophisticated metallic knit poncho.
Whatever you do,leave those all-out sequin getups on the racks (or in the back of your closetfor your next trip to Las Vegas).Because while youll surely want to sparkle this season, youll wantto do it in a way thatssubtle and stylish — and that oftenmeans not takingglitter too literally.
A little sparkle goes a long way,Odile Panelli, the director of merchandising forMelanie Lyne, says. You dont need a lot of sparkle to make any outfit grand for the holidays.
She recommends pairing a shiny top with your go-to black trousers for a fail-safe festive ensemble. In addition to scoring your extra style points, wearingashimmery item with a pared-down wardrobe staple also ensures the outfit is safe for work.
Sparkles can be worn to work, Panelli says.The trick is to tone it down by mixing your Lurex top with something everyday, such as worn under your go-to black jacket or under a long cardigan.
Ultimately,the end goal of mixing and matching your glitter garments is tohelpthe wearer feelcomfortable enough with the understated bling to integrate it into their regular wardrobe rotationwell beyond the holiday season.
Women dont want to spend a fortune on high-glitter pieces that are restrictive and difficult to wear, Panelli explains.Were opting for versatile holiday pieces that can easily be dressed up or dressed down.
Looking to get some glitter into your holiday look without investing in a garment — or consider yourself to be completelyglitter averse? Consider adding on a statement-making accessory instead.
Thisseason, the biggest trend we love in accessories is the choker and you can get yours with just the right amount of beading and gems for a festive finish to your outfit, Harvey suggests.Or, go for a great pair of sparkly earrings or aneye-catchingglittering clutch.
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But perhaps the most fun way to wear glitter for the holidays is on your feet.
Glittery shoes are fun to wear because you can pair them with almost everything you have in your wardrobe toinstantlytransform your outfit, Harvey says.Plus, they are not only a seasonal staple but a great investment piece.
With shimmery shoes available at virtually every price point — from affordable at Zara and Le Chateau, to the super luxe at Miu Miu via Holt Renfrew — its easy for everyone to step out in glitter
You can get your glitter shoe in everything from a pump to a bootie to a glam sandal, Harvey says.
And with all these options, theres really no good excuse not to try out the seasons latest light-reflecting styles.
Everyone of any age, size and body shape can wear glitz,Panelli says. Why wouldnt everyone have fun dressing up for the holidays with a little pizzazz? Dare to mix and match, dress them up and down—and go on with confidence.