“All that glitters is not gold”… but with one swipe of the hand it can be 🙂
I have to say, I was super nervous about this kimono. I actually almost returned it the second I got it :-O But then I put it on with this entire outfit and I absolutely loved it! I think those who are intimidated by something a little more edgy and flashy, it’s super important to find the right items to pair it with. So for this kimono I wanted something a little downplayed and casual vibes. But still complimented the flashy piece at the same time. I ended up super happy with this look as a whole!
What do you think 😉
If you guys have read any of my other pots, you know that I am all about versatility! In fact, I feel like I should start a word count around my whole blog to see how many times I have used ‘versatile’. It might be alarming! I digress… these joggers were not only the perfect find to compliment the sparkly top, but they’re also a piece that I have worn a ton this holiday season! There is something about satin that not only screams holiday, but also adds a fancy edge to any piece of clothing. And I know, the fabric is a little scary, but these joggers have a nice heavy satin so you’re not showing every little detail! Trust me… I wouldn’t be wearing them if you could see all that.
I also love how the satin continues to bring out the edginess of this outfit to compliment the kimono but not totally overwhelm it. You can’t even see the satin shine in certain lights so again, it’s an “occasional edge” haha.
I think around NYE people get overwhelmed with the idea of a fancy dress, or something that looks like the Times Square ball. Now, when I was in my early 20’s, sure! But now that I’m a little older, a little more mature, and not partying it up at clubs to ring in the new year? That look isn’t exactly my objective. I wanted something that was a mix between young, fancy, sparkly, and fun! But not that I was trying to, as Ashton Kutcher in the movie New Year’s Eve put it, “going all Kanye”.
What do you think? Did I hit the mark?
For people who have the same goals as above, the great thing about a look like this one is that it can be worn for a night out, but also to a great house party! Which is usually how people my age tend to ring in the New Year 🙂 if they aren’t in their pajamas, that is.
And I know we have talked about trends before, and while I think sequins is more of a holiday tendency, I think it’s still something fun you can throw into your repertoire for a little while longer. And I don’t think it is limited to just sequins, per se, but anything sparkly! There are some pieces that take me back to the 80’s. Which I don’t totally hate. But we all need to be a little cautious when rocking this trend. Otherwise we might look JUST like the Times Square ball :-/ not the goal, right?
Pick a piece that you can pair with other subtle items. Going for those sparkly slouchy boots? Pair them with some casual black jeans. What about a sparkly purse, or clutch? Same deal! Subtle tones and colors in your outfit. Want to be a little more daring? Grab some awesome sequin leggings or joggers (deja vu much?) and really nail your NYE look! I love pairing these with a casual tee and jean jacket, or maybe a simple velvet cami? Something that also lends toward the holiday season, but doesn’t overdo it 🙂
Here are some of my favorite sparkly pieces that you can incorporate into your look this NYE
But let’s not forget these beauties! Shop my outfit below