In the past few years, sparkle has gotten a pretty bad rep. Ed Hardy, anyone? But this holiday season, there are plenty of sophisticated ways to bling it on—and none of them include rhinestones. Whether you’re thinking of wearing shimmer on your sleeves, your toes, or your head, this roundup of bright, shiny things is sure to shed some positive light on the trend.
And in case you fear looking like a disco-dancing Christmas ornament (hey, it's a legit concern), we asked Savvy Girl boutique owner Kristy Ferradas to offer a few tips:
“Go with either a sparkle short or skirt and pair it with a solid blouse or tank. Don’t over do the top!”
“Be careful with the color scheme you choose. Sparkle can either look cute or tacky. For example, red glitter pieces are never cute.”
“There’s a big difference between festive sparkle and cheap, chunky sequins. Be on the lookout!”
"Less is more when it comes to accessorizing a glitzy outfit."
"If you're scared about wearing sparkle, opt for fun, shimmery nails or lips."
Now you know. So, go ahead and shine your brightest.