No time – need Instant Style ?

Whoever you are, Whatever stage of life you are at – a bit of sparkle can inject some serious style into your wardrobe in seconds !

Perfect for those (like me !) who need instant cocktail cool or like a bit of glitter in their everyday x

This trend is easy for everyone to embrace – just remember …too much and it is all a bit Vegas showgirl  .. so to keep it effortlessly stylish  & rock one high-voltage piece at a time.

The Sequin Jacket is a big favourite at the moment and whatever your style – be it  fashion forward like Blake Lively or LA Glamazon like Kim Kardashian you can work it your way.

 

Blake Lively

 

 

Kim Kardashian

 

You can rock sequins & glitter- Whatever your Age, Stage or Shape.

Thirty-five or over ? No one is too old for a bit of sparkle.

Rock the sequin trend whilst looking sophisticated, modern & age -appropriate

Take inspiration from these stylish ladies

 

Angie Harmon (38)
Elle Mcpherson (48

 

Helen Mirren (66)

 

 

 

Or the legendary Iris Apfel (89)

Iris Apfel (89)

 

 

And guys ? don’t feel left out. Take your inspiration from Uncle Karl – Style Incarnate

 

Uncle Karl- ageless

 

The Statement Sparkly Jacket

The crème de la crème for is the Chanel Gold Jacket from Pre Fall 11 – although seen on Mary-Kate Olsen first at the CFDA awards I much prefer Vanessa Paradis’ July UK Vogue cover. In Chanel stores now !

 

 

Chanel Pre-Fall 11

 

 

Not quite in your $ league ? Well never fear, as a personal stylist & shopper in Brisbane, Australia  I am always on the look out for pieces that fit clients’ budgets, lifestyle & taste so here are the  STEELEMyStyle 10 picks for the best sparkles out there online

 

1. For the Mama-to-Be & Beyond  by Isabella Oliver

Isabella Oliver $160 USD

Add serious sparkle to your Glowing state !

In Gold or Black.

Comes in non-maternity style too !

Works well for Blondes & for those dramatic Brunettes out there.

Wear it with a simple Tee or even Maternity Tank & Jeans – can be daywear or evening – just mix it up.

Cool over long maxi dress for instant Special Occasions outfit – always tricky when you’re blooming!

Will work Post Baby too – easy feeding access & kind to those new body curves.

Also check out IsabellaOliver size 0 -14(US)

An absolute bargain for any stylish Mama-to-Be !

 

 

 

 

 

2. Top of the Class – Jil Sander

Jilsander on Sale $619 USD

Instant classic evening style.

Love that boxy Chanel shape – want to invest ?

Good for petite, slim build & boyish figures.

Again everything else keep simple – over slim fitting LBD or just with black jeans this is express style.

http://www.barneys.com/Metallic-Jacket/500975636,default,pd.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.  Midnight Magic Sequin Blazer by Tory Burch

 

Not into your gold,silver or black  ? Go for this option over the Gold – understated but still dazzling !

 

Whether you want to wear it classic with simple T and faded Jeans like Rachel Bilson & over a little evening dress like SJP or rock it out like Stella Tennant in Chanel A/W 11 rtw  - this is one blazer that will let you transform your look in seconds – day or night. Buy it at  60% off at www.outnet.com

 

 

 

 

4. Glitter -tastic Pins by IRO

IRO sequin skinnies $343

Make a traffic-stopping statement with these incredible sequin/glitter skinnies.

Rock them with a simple black blazer & sky high heels !

I n c r e d i b l e !

Not into your skinnies – go for wide leg sequin pants like these navy ones at Phillip Lim 3.1 at net a porter or these Chic as Chips Pewter Palazzo pants at Dorothy Perkins $60
www.my-wardrobe.com $343(USD) on sale but be quick !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.  Bodycon Bling by Top Shop

Top Shop Sequin Stripe £125

Want to show off a new shape ? Or just embrace the shape you are in now !
Make a sparkly statement & a half with this head-turner.
Love the cap sleeves. Not your colour ?
Head to Topshop and check out the dresses - they have several sequin/glitter numbers

You will stop the show in this one – wear with sky high Black shoe-booties or cut out heels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.  One Hot Mama by Isabella Oliver

Isabella Oliver Sequin dress $330USD

Let’s not forget our Mamas-to-Be
Instant sparkly maternity style
Also comes in Black.

Head to Isabellaoliver to check them out – on sale now !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Long Sleeve Luxe by Winter Kate

 

 

 

Nicole Richie’s has followed up her incredible jewellry range House of Harlow with her ver wearable line  Winter Kate.

This dress is a personal fave for me – love the long sleeves- great to wear winter or summer with black opaques.

The dress is 32″ long – the model is 5ft 10 whereas Nicole Richie is 5ft 2. I reckon she had hers custom-made.

An absolute bargain at the moment in the sales 50% off

check it out  at Tobi.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8.  High Voltage flats- Jeffrey Campbell

Miu-Miu’s glitter flats (oxfords or ballerinas)  are the benchmark but for these Jeffrey Campbell’s are luxe for less. Also Peep Toe do a version for $249 ! 

One of my faves – amp up any outfit, work the Man up trend & still be able to run around.

Great with jeans, maxi skirts, shorts, summer frocks – sleek black pants – day or night wear. www.nastygal.com $108(USD) on sale !

 

 

 

 

 

9. Sparkly Sandals by Pedro Garcia

Statement Sandals are a must-have in Australia & esp in Qld I have found.

Get your Glitter on with 7/8 jeans, long skirst, shorts you name it !

Loving these ! Come in different styles – gold, silver etc – buy them at

www.mytheresa.com 220euros about $AUD 300

10. Rodeo Razzle  by Giuseppe Zanotti

Work the Western Ankle Boot trend with a twinkling twist !

Love these & the fact you can dazzle day or night.

Why not turn up to school pick ups with these some faded blue jeans &  a simple Tee.

Or add to an all black ensemble for maximum impact.

Almost half price at Neiman Marcus

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEQUIN STYLE TIPS

  • If you are 30 & under –  feel free to dabble in all things sequins – beanies, skin-tight leggings, fingerless gloves even Lady Gaga-esque sunnies.
  • Use the sequins to highlight your assets or take attention away from areas. Without doubt a bit of shine near the face in the right tone for your colouring can add instant glow !
  • Dip your toe in the water before investing in full sequin/glitter clothing and dabble in accessories (bags,belts, hair accessories) or even items with a hint of glitter.
  • Scour vintage stores & op shops – for vintage glittery items but make sure to either alter or wear with contempory pieces to avoid the costume look.
  • Don’t banish the sequins or glitter items for after dark only – pair with wardrobe classics to bring a bit of sparkle to your everyday.

 

Let me know how you go !

 

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