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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.
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
Or the legendary Iris Apfel (89)
And guys ? don’t feel left out. Take your inspiration from Uncle Karl – Style Incarnate
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 !
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
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
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.
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
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 !
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
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
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
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 !
Get Spot On & Get Spotted !
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