Channel your inner mermaid by incorporating spring's iridescent hue into your wardrobe. Showcased in the Chanel and Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 collections, iridescent accents and fabrics offer an alternative way to shine bright without having to wear spring's standard floral prints and colorful hues. Iridescent detailing will give your wardrobe a fresh take on this season's metallic details. For the iridescent newbies, here are the top items you will need to shine through.
Work the iridescent trend without taking a dig at your wallet with these affordable skinny jeans from Forever 21. Done in a khaki wash with an aqua sheen, these lightweight skinnies are perfect for the warmer climate. Wear these with tribal-inspired sandals for a playful look or with leopard pumps for a sexy combination.
Color Block Shine
A combination of different metallics in the forms of color-tinted sequins and iridescent beads make for a city-chic top. The pale gray hue softens the high shine while the semi-sheer chiffon lends a hint of understated glamour to the tank. Pair this color-blacked tank from Express with black tuxedo pants or dark denim to keep the focus on top. This pretty piece is also wallet friendly at under $50.
For the iridescent shy, get on this trend by rocking iridescent details like on a trim as seen on this drop waist dress from Rebecca Taylor. Done in different textures including delicate eyelet, glimmering sequins, and ethereal chiffon fabric, this frock also features an asymmetrical hemline that looks fresh on an otherwise flirty dress. The sexy halter neck line comes to light with an iridescent trim that is fresh and fashion-forward. Pair with metallic strappy sandals in the same shade or with dark suede stilettos for a sexy contrast.
Pumps Got That Sheen
Rock iridescent accessories to pop an outfit. These glamorous pump from B Brian Atwood come in an embossed orange hue that is coated with an iridescent sheen. Pair with a neutral colored ensemble for a chic combination or with an all black outfit for further contrast.
Topshop's blue hologram pointy pumps have a futuristic feel that feel both young and fashion forward. The iridescent coat on these heels provides a fun element to an otherwise sexy heel. Wear these instead of your usual black pumps for a fresh change. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wearing these pumps all season long. To get the most of these glossy heels, wear with a LWD.
The Upgraded Clutch
Alexander McQueen's classic clutch gets updated in an iridescent blue leather that looks sleek and chic. The eye-popping blue pairs with pretty much every shade, giving this bag a versatile trait that is investment-worthy. Additionally, this clutch is in it for the long haul as its classic shape is timeless and its sleek leather feels luxe. The iconic skull clasp gives this clutch further edge while the rhinestone accent provides a glamorous touch.
One of Spring's most coveted items has to include this highly glamorous shimmery skirt from DKNY. Covered in oversized iridescent paillettes, this silk blend skirt is fun, sexy, and spotlight-grabbing. Showcase this embellished skirt by pairing it with toned down separates like a simple silk blouse and a tailored jacket.
Sequins for Day
Sequined skirt for the office or a day outing? Sound too good to be true? You can, in fact, pull off sequins to the office if the silhouette works. Take for example, this sequined pleated skirt from BCBG, which offers high-impact shine but comes in a relaxed silhouette, the perfect combination for chic daywear. To keep this separate on the more casual scale, pair with a bright blouse or even a neon silk camisole that screams fashion-forward and fun. Or go the elegant route by pairing it with a simple neutral knit of the same shade. Because this statement skirt is now 50 percent off, make sure to hurry and buy before this piece really becomes "too good to be true."
The Investment Gown
Not sure what to wear to your next black tie event? Channel Hollywood glamour with a modern twist in this striking gown designed and crafted by New York City based designer, Chris Benz. This beautiful and unique garment is embellished with metallic sequins and iridescent beads. The draped collar and crossover V neck add an alluring touch while the asymmetrical fishtail hem and short kimono sleeves keep this gown current and fashion-forward. Even though this dress is on trend with this season's shimmery palette, its luxurious fabric and glamorous silhouette keep it timeless and investment worthy.