Things are lighting up as sparkle, shine and glitz shimmer onto the fashion scene. How does a grown-up gal over 40 handle the new razzle-dazzle without looking like a tacky Christmas tree? By treading gently…. Here are 7 subtle ways to get the sparkle and shine look and look fabulous after 40.
1. Shiny Fabrics
One of the easiest ways to add shine is with a satin top like this satin bell sleeve top. Choose one in a rich hue to add life and color to shine and hair that tends to fade as we get older.
2. A Sparkling Clutch
Party time is not the place for your everything-but-the-kitchen-sink everyday bag. Instead, sport a sparkle envelope clutch. It’s way more festive and will give your outfit some party-worthy shine.
3. Glittering Heels
Heels elevate any look (both literally and figuratively! LOL!), but there is nothing like a pair of glittery heels for saying ‘Party time’. Gold, silver, or bronze glitter are all great options, but I really love a black glitter ankle strap heel for a special night out.
Beading is always fun, but too much all over is dated and aging. This chic beaded halter sheath cocktail dress keeps the beading at the collar, drawing the eye upward and putting the focus on your face.
Metallic shoes, handbags, skirts, or a metallic leather jacket is another subtle way to get the shiny look without overdoing it. This chic gold and black animal print metallic skirt by Eliza J is a lovely alternative to a party dress.
7. Zippers and Satin
There’s no reason that tops should have all the fun when it comes to shine. Holiday pants like these cropped satin pants let you play up a slim figure and a great pair of legs.
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