Ask Style: How to Stand Out Minus the Sequins?
I'm starting to think of what I want to wear to the holiday parties, but I'm so not a sequin girl. How can I stand out minus the sequins?
—Rachel, via the Ask Style inbox
Why do we love sequins? Oh, let us count the ways! There's the way they catch the light and put all eyes on you, or there's the way they make you feel extra festive. We could go on, but we get that you'd rather pass on the glitz. After all, not everyone's style icon is Liberace. Here are our top three ways to shine minus the sequins with the help of wonder stylist, Emily Richardson.
The stylist's favorite way to stand out sans sequins? Metallic fabric! "A bronze or gold top will still catch the light and look festive, without screaming ‘Look at me!'" says Richardson. "It's sort of like the downtown cool version of the sometimes fussy and overdone sequin." Not to mention, it can pair with any of your black separates for easy styling.
You can also up you holiday party game with standout accessories. "A statement necklace is my favorite way to spice up a basic silk shell," gushes Richardson. "It's also way more cost effective to get a new necklace to dress up items you already have in your closet, rather than purchasing an entire new outfit." We'll go ahead an add shoe clips to your list of must haves. The little rhinestone beauties can be attached to any shoe in your closet to make it feel more festive.
"My last secret to standing out at the holiday party is to wear a faux fur. It's so luxurious, especially in a print or color. Not only will you look chic, but you'll stay warm," gushes the stylist. Whether it's a coat in leopard print or with an amazing teal collar, you'll be racking up the compliments all night long!
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