If your favorite color is sparkle, sequin, or shiny, this look is for you. The glitz factor is sky-high this season, and nothing feels more festive than a shimmery little something-something. Besides, all of these shiny, glimmering fabrics will draw the eye right to them….and if done correctly, will distract from the rest of the boobs/ribs/hips/butt disaster.
Also, if you haven't typically been a glitzy-glam-girl in your previous life, keep in mind that these types of tops are able to make jeans and a simple tank party-worthy. That means you can wear a pair of jeans, a comfy tank, and your high heeled boots (with thick Smartwool socks)…to a party. And still look amazing. Really.
You can get just about anything covered in sequins and sparkle this season, but I'm really loving the sequined cardigans. I love the combination of a conservative silhouette in such a YAY LOOK AT ME fabric. However, if all-over sequins are a bit much, look for sequin vests, sequin lapels, or sequin boleros.
Here are my favorite shiny, sparkly little something-somethings:
Sequins Sequins Everywhere
I love the brilliant blue color of Free People's Pop Star Cardigan. It's slightly cropped shape and dolman sleeves give it a slouchy-chic vibe that offsets the glam sequin and beading detail. It retails at freepeople.com for $198.
BB Dakota's Black Andisue Sequin Jacket, $83 at revolveclothing.com, is another fav. I could wear my beat up boyfriend jeans with this jacket and still look party-ready.
Lastly, there's just….something….about Modcloth's Shine Fever Capelet, $62.99. The cape part can detach, leaving just a cute, little, victorian looking, sequin jacket. Sounds like an oxymoron, right? I love that it forgives arms, creates a nipped in waist, and is totally glamorous. It's one of those pieces that I like more and more each time I see it. I see myself wearing it with red glossy lips and a flirty ponytail.
On a Smaller Scale
Be still my heart. Topshop's Knitted Loopy Sequin Jacket has that boho vibe that, after many, many seasons, I still can't resist…and it is a perfect meld of both boho and glam. To quote the little man: "I want! I want! I want!" It retails for $160 at topshop.com.
I'm a sucker for jackets made out of sweatshirt material. So I'm loving the blazer vibe of Silence & Noise's Sequin Trim Open Cardigan, $42 at Urban Outfitters. I love the contrast of the gray with black sequins, but this jacket is also available in black. The black version looks a bit dressier.
Lastly, you can always try a sequin vest, like Aqua's Sequined Racerback Vest, $78 at Bloomingdales. I love the slightly rocker vibe. With a vest like this, keep the neckline low (low v-neck, scoop neck, or low tank). Avoid t-shirt or high neck styles.
Ah….so much fun focusing on something so all-out glamorous. This blog is doing nothing for my shopping habit. Sigh.
I like this idea. I never would have thought of it on my own. I’m never one to go for the eye catching glitter, but you had me at jeans and a comfy tank. Thanks!
Brilliant. And so simple.
And OH DEAR GOD, WHY would someone do that to a vest???
The scariest part of the xmas vests is that the models are wearing them with nothing underneath as if they are MEANT to be SEXY!
Corynne – The glitter is addicting. Add to that (jeans and comfy tank) an easy ponytail and lipgloss…and it just gets better.
Tegan & Tage — Yes. That was my thought exactly.
RookieMom Whitney — OMG. Good observation! I’m now at a new level of horrified. 🙂
oh my god.. those vests… HAHAHAHA that cracked me up.
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