How to Shine During the Holidays

Sparkle and shimmer and sequins, oh my! We've found the best of holiday style to bring a bit of good cheer into your wardrobe.

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Show a Little Skin

The neck and shoulders are super sexy, and a body area most women like on themselves. Wear this with basic black pants to gussy up; pair it with jeans for a holiday girls' night out.


Ann Taylor sweater, $88;

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

Tied in a Bow

Paired with a crisp white shirt, this skirt will make an elegant statement at every holiday party and dinner this season.


J.Crew skirt, $395;

Courtesy of J.Crew

Starry, Starry Night

We're a bit obsessed with black...again. It’s edgy, chic and goes with all. This piece of arm candy is something you can wear on its own or stack with other bracelets.


Ann Taylor bracelet, $68;

Courtesy of Ann Taylor

Wear the Pants

These pants may not be sparkly, but we can't say no to a little shine. Top them off with a slouchy black blazer to put a festive spin on menswear.


Talbots pants, $119;

Courtesy of Talbots

Subtle Shimmer

We would wear this under everything for just a hint of sparkle. Pair it with a tweed blazer to make it a perfect in-office, pre-eggnog piece.


Gap tank, $20;

Courtesy of Gap

Sequins to Spare

Part cozy knit, part eye-catching shawl—is there anything more we could ask from a sweater? No, no there is not.


J.Crew sweater, $148;

Courtesy of J.Crew

All that Glitters

As we always say: Walk softly and wear a big ring. This elegant combination of colors will catch the light and add a luxe touch to your ensemble.


Jennifer Miller ring, $175;

Courtesy of Jennifer Miller Jewelry

Flat-Out Gorgeous

Put your best (and most festive) foot forward with an ├╝ber-feminine ballet flat. It's a simple way to inject some holiday cheer into even a casual ensemble.


Steve Madden flats, $80;

Courtesy of Steve Madden

Foil in Love

A long-sleeve foil tee shimmers without the sequins, making it an easy (but no less extravagant) option for holiday weekend wear.


Generation Love shirt, $125;

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

With a Silver Lining

Just because you're wrapped in a warm coat doesn't mean you can't shine. A pretty silver scarf brightens up any ensemble.


Anthropologie scarf, $118;

Courtesy of Anthropologie

Sparkle Motion

We love sequins. We love animal prints. It only makes sense to pair them up every once in a while—throw this blazer over an LBD for a fun party look.


Karen Kane blazer, $178;

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

Rise and Shine

It can be hard to stand out from a sea of bright holiday metallics. All eyes will be on you with this number, which combines bronze and nude sequins with a funky chevron pattern.


Alice + Olivia dress, $550;

Courtesy of Shopbop

Step On It

A pair of glittery heels doesn't have to look like it fell out of the Wizard of Oz. These are grounded with black suede so you can strut in sophisticated style.


DV Dolce Vita platform pumps, $99;

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

Wrap It Up

Put a bow on it: cinch this over a jewel-toned sheath dress to make for a foolproof and simple holiday outfit. Plus, you can loosen it for extra comfort after that eighth mini quiche—it'll be our little secret.


Banana Republic belt, $40;

Courtesy of Banana Republic

Shrug It Off

A slouchy sequined sweater is warm and cozy, but so chic that you can wear it to run errands and then slip it over a silk tank at night.


Ann Taylor shrug, $118;



If you've OD'd on glimmering sparkles, check out our favorite winter-white style picks.


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First Published Wed, 2011-11-09 13:47

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