When it comes to my everyday wardrobe, I like to keep it simple. My clothes are mostly classic, mostly solids, mostly matte. But somehow around this time of year, my outfits just don't feel finished without some sparkle. The few party invites that have landed in my inbox make me want to bust out my shiniest things and show up spinning like a disco ball. If I was a 20-something and lived in NY, I would RSVP yes to every party and show up wearing sparkle head to toe. A full-blown sequin jumpsuit, glitter-tipped falsies and shiny silver boots would make total sense if that was my life.
In my real life, though, where most of my days are spent at my desk or with my kids, glitter has to be used with discretion. Sequins should come with a warning label. And while I totally condone shiny things in December, there's a right way and a wrong way. A sequin mini with strappy sandals and a bustier for a house party? Wrong. A sequin mini with Vans and a sweatshirt? Right. A glittery crop top and gold lame mini at the school Christmas play? Wrong. A glittery crop top with a tailored midi skirt for a cocktail party? Right. It's hard not to want it all and to wear it all at once - I mean, it's all so PRETTY - but one statement sparkly piece is really all you need.
From oversized earrings to glittery party dresses, our glitter guide will help you get your sparkle on this season. Click below to scroll through my faves right now - including a glittery jumpsuit that I'm heavily debating buying at the moment. #YOLO. Happy sparkling.