STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Holiday Sparkle

Style Advice of the Week

Dressing for holiday parties isn’t always a simple task when looking to be both appropriate and glamorous at the same time. Finding ways to make your outfit stand out without looking too over-accessorized can be tricky, but with patterned pieces, a few sparkling accessories, and red-hot accents it easily can be done when looking to dress to impress. As celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Blake Lively show off their oversized furs and sky-high platforms, there are plenty of modest (and budget friendly) winter appropriate trends fitting for any Fashionista.

With the addition of a few fun accessories, it’s easy to switch from classroom wear to party attire in a cinch. A feminine hair accessory, boyfriend blazer or sequin clutch are a few examples of simple additions that can make any outfit pop. Sparkles seem to be a never-ending fad for the winter season as they have stayed a hot commodity year after year. The combination of neutral and sparkle’s is one that makes any outfit elegant while still allowing you to stay office or family appropriate.

I spotted this Fashionista on her way to a friend’s holiday party. She wore a cream-colored lace top that was tucked into a pair of high-waisted crimson shorts. The buttons added some detail to the shorts without taking away from the accessories. Keeping her outfit season appropriate, she wore a pair of sheer tights under her shorts and accessorized with glitzy flats, red lips and oversized studs.

Crimson colored anything is one of this season’s top trends as seen on celebrities like Sophia Vergara and Jessica Biel. Designers like Gucci and Diane Von Furstenberg featured dark reds on the lip's of their models and can be seen in their gothic outfits featured in Milan’s 2012-2013 fashion week. Nordstrom has many options for similar glam flats and Francesca’s is known for having unique feminine tops.

There are plenty of ways to bump up your typical knit sweater and legging combination into something both stunning and chic this season. Adding one or two simple accessories help your outfit stand out when going for a basic look while Stella&Dot has more bold options for the daring Fashionista. With so many striking accessories becoming popular this season, there is sure to be one that fits every Fashionista’s style.

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