Hello! How are you? How was your week? I’ve come to the decision with presents that if I don’t have it now I will simply go without it (if you’re reading this and related to me, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered, I think). Although since I decided this Daisy came home last night with a letter to Father Christmas she’d written at school asking ever so politely for a yellow trampoline – which was news to us, uh oh…
Anyway, this week’s post is dedicated to all things sparkly, shiny and guaranteed to add some glamour to your look – and hopefully your Christmas because, let’s be honest, most of us are in desperate need of it after this year. However, this post is not just about buying an item for the big day and never wearing it again as that is no good for your purse or indeed the environment. Instead, I have curated pieces that I hope will see you through Christmas, New Year and even beyond.
Now I’m not suggesting you don a full sequin outfit for the school run in January (I mean, you can if you want to), but team a sequin midi skirt with a classic chunky knit and boots and you have yourself an outfit that is perfect for a night out (when we are next allowed). A velvet blazer is a wardrobe classic and will instantly elevate a jeans and heels look. And if you needed further convincing, the silver metallic leggings in my edit below are from fitness brand Sweaty Betty – so when you’re not shimmying around the house in them on Christmas day, you can go for a run or do yoga in them the day after! They quite literally put the fun into functional.
My personal favourite is a hoodie and shiny skirt outfit – it’s the epitome of hi-lo dressing. There’s something so wonderful (and comfortable) about the contrast of an everyday practical item such as the hoodie paired with a more glamorous item and proof that you don’t need to save them for special occasions.
Don’t be afraid to luxe up your look for the big day and beyond – we could all do with a little bit of extra sparkle right now. And if sparkle is not your thing, a feather trimmed trouser or a jewelled shoe will instantly elevate your look and work long into 2021. So if you are looking for a reason to treat yourself before the big day I’ve put together an edit below of lovely items available on the High Street now that I hope will help inspire you – I’ve got my eye on the sparkly leggings…
- Skirt, Hush
- Leggings, SweatyBetty
- Heels, Zara
- Tuxedo Jumpsuit, Mint Velvet
- Sequin Dress, Next
- Velvet Blazer, Marks & Spencer
- Metallic Skirt, Warehouse
- Adult Sequin Dress, and Mini Me, both H&M
- Jewelled Flats, Boden
- Metallic Sequin Skirt, Marks & Spencer
- Feather Trim Jeans, River Island
- Polka Dot Shirt, Next
- Pink Sequin Skirt, Never Fully Dressed
- Jewel Trim Blazer, Zara
- Initial Earrings, Stych
- Feather Trim Shirt, River Island
- Hairclips, Stych
Happy Shopping and Merry Christmas!
This post was not sponsored. All thoughts, writing and opinions are my own.