Many of us were brought up to keep all things shiny and sparkly for nightime, but why not bust out some sparkle during the day?
Times have changed and the old rules don’t apply so why not think about adding a dash of something shiny to your outfit.
As shiny and sparkly draw attention to themselves, they are fabulous as ‘distractors’. These are elements or details that draw attention to themselves and draw attention away from other places (that you may wish to camouflage).
Wearing sparkly near your face is always good as it draws attention up and away from the rest of your body, making you look taller and slimmer.
But you can use sparkle to highlight other parts of your body.
- Got a great waist? Why not put on a belt with some sparkle detail?
- Got great gams? Wear a shoe that has some bling.
- Lovely hands or fingernails? How about some glittery polish?
- Think sparkly necklaces and earrings as well as rings and bangles.
The only rule these days is “don’t put shiny where you don’t want people to look”. Other than that, play with it and have some fun!
In my outfit today I’m wearing a sequin shrug, which I originally bought to wear over an evening dress, but since I don’t go out to fancy dress up events often, and I like to get wear out of my clothes, I thought I’d pair it with a knit skirt and top and some sparkly, flat sandals.
What are you wearing sparkly today?