Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Glitz, Glamour, SPARKLE!!

New Years Eve is just 2 weeks away, and many of my friends are still looking for that perfect outfit! For many, New Years Eve is the one time a year to dress up and go a little above and beyond any other night of the year.

This is the perfect look for any New Years occasion - from cocktail party, to dinner, to Times Square. Equally, this look is flattering to various figures! The ruffling in the top and the sequin shoes pull from two major style trends, without competing with one another. The simple color pallet allows all of the elements to flow together and the faux fur bolero is a chic, animal friendly, addition which completes this look!

Sequins have been popular this season, so New Years Eve definitely calls for some sparkle! Clothing this season comes with just a little sparkle, to full on sequins! Whichever you choose, follow these simple rules. . no. . . guidelines, to prevent a fashion disaster!

1. Lean toward sequins in Black, Gold or Silver. Wearing a skirt with hot pink sequins may be a little to 1980's disaster than chic and on trend.

2. Don't over-do it. If you choose a sequined top, pair it with a structured skirt or pant in a heavy fabric to balance the look.

3. Try incorporating a luxurious material, such as silk or velvet. Steer clear of cheap, stretchy fabrics which will make your outfit look cheap instead of chic.

4. DO: Sequin top OR Sequin dress OR Sequin Shoes OR Sequin Clutch
DONT: do sequins head to toe!

5. Remember Coco Chanel's Rule: Before leaving the house take a look in the mirror and remove one item. This will prevent you from looking over-done or too costume-y!

6. Have fun! Let loose and ring in 2009 in style!