I have a hard time denying the ever present allure of glitter. Yes, it is the plague of the art world, the force that, once unleashed, will spread and stick to every surface. It inspires sadness just as surely when leaves the one place you want it to stay– may I never forget my glistening middle-school t-shirts that I owned before I learned how to properly care for clothes. Regardless, when I see photos of Taylor Swift in just about any of her dresses, or when silver and golden holiday decorations catch my eye and make me smile, I feel hope. Whether you're wearing something with glitter, shine or sequins, adding a shimmery dimension to your outfit is a great way to brighten your winter.
Plum and black clothes look splendid together, but they can serve as the perfect backdrop for something sparkly. One way to do this during the day is to pick some simple but beautiful flats for walking class-to-class in, like this pair from PacSun. Black, golden and pewter party heels are also available from Steve Madden.
So you like to dance, but you can't bring a disco ball wherever you're going? A miniature set from Etsy or Galaxy earrings from Urban Outfitters will keep you going for now. For a larger but more subtle piece, a glistening sweater from Macy's should help boost your shine without leaving a glittery trail everywhere you go.
Finally, golden leggings are available for the most daring among you. Head over to American Apparel for bottoms destined for the dance floor.
Was it simply coincidence that I found a spot of glitter on my own hat before I finished writing this article, or a sign that I should spread the love of sparkles everywhere? I'd have to go with the first option, I think. Still, you can do your part and make the world a better– and shinier– place to be.