The holiday period is a season of excess, crazy crowds, “ugly” sweaters and waaaay too many tasty treats. It’s also the season of sparkle. Shimmer is everywhere from holiday decorations to makeup. And while many of us save our glittery looks for one of two special occasions (that “cocktail attire” holiday party and New Year’s Eve), we say that it’s time to wear glitter and rhinestones all season long in an effort to spread festive cheer and look fabulous.
Don’t save the sparkly and metallic pieces for certain “special” occasions. Make every day of the holiday season feel special by incorporating some shine into your outfits. Not only does it reduce the cost per wear of the sparkly garments, it can transform old wardrobe staples. When we start worrying less about automatically pairing a sequin dress with heels and start exploring other options, it can lead to some interesting looks.
While experimenting, remember not to limit things to dresses. Eye-catching skirts, trousers, jackets and sweaters will work. One more tip: Do not be afraid to glisten in the few precious hours of sunshine. The holiday season and life are too short not to dazzle all day.
Ahead, 18 runway and street style looks that will inspire everyone to add more sparkle into their wardrobes.