Accessories Report

One of the most effective ways to add visual interest to an outfit is to incorporate some type of shine and lucky for all us Fashionista/os, there are many ways to do so. Metallic colors such as gold and silver will absolutely do the trick. I’d like to mention that sparkle also qualifies as sheen so that means sequins, glitter and diamonds all are able to add this kind of opulent texture to an ensemble.

I venture to say that when one thinks of all these things that glisten and gleam you don’t envision something with understated elegance. Normally the details of sparkle and shine distinguish a bold glamorous look. Personally, I think of the infamous nude body suit with the strategically placed diamonds Britney Spears rocked in the “Toxic” music video. Beyoncé’s sheer diva-ness also comes to mind from the gowns she sports on the red carpet or the costumes she struts in on stage. However, this week’s Fashionista proves that sheen can also be an everyday kind of fashion treat. Her outfit humbly boosts some hints of sheen that make this outfit a beauty. I spotted her golden earrings nestled in her luscious locks and the subtle gold woven in her scarf and my attention was caught and secured.

With the advent of spring comes the opportunity to enhance and renew your wardrobe. That doesn’t mean you have to go out an purchase a whole new look. Sure, a shopping spree is tempting but in all honesty it often leads to a little bit of guilt and buyers remorse in my experience. Instead, try reviving your look by working in a little sparkle!

Start with your favorite basics so you have good canvas to accessorize. Some dark wash jeans, a crisp chambray and a pair of riding boots would be an ideal foundation. Now comes the fun! Let yourself be inspired by this Fashionista and add a pair bold and gold chandelier earrings. kate spade masterfully makes sequins look soft and subtle in this scarf which would be perfect for spring. A stack of bangles would also be an awesome way to incorporate just the right amount of shine for a day full of classes.

Spotted: Yves Saint Laurent features quite the variety of sparkle and shine on the spring runway. From the dresses to blazers, this collection shows that sheen captivates all.


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