Holidays for many of us are going to look and feel different this year. Small family gatherings, if any at all, and video get-togethers may be the new normal, at least temporarily. What hasn’t changed is the desire to indulge in a little shine and sparkle, or in anything that adds an air of festivity. Maybe that’s even more important now.
All-out sequins and crystals convey glamour and always are a favorite, but with big parties questionable this year, don’t underestimate the simplicity and fancifulness of a jewel-encrusted headband or head wrap, or a sexy sequined sandal and oversized crystal drop earrings, with the most flattering pair of jeans in your wardrobe. Consider layering on necklaces and bracelets. How much or how little flash is up to you.
What looks new this holiday season are softer, almost dreamy shades that seem to convey the same sense of calm and comfort that we’ve sought from our clothing over the past few months, but with a welcome dose of allure and sophistication. And metallic delivers it all. Gold lame pants? Sure. A copper pleated skirt? Yes, please. Pair either one with a more subtle blouse or go head-to-toe drama.
It’s also worth noting that these clothes and accessories don’t specifically scream holiday, Christmas or even New Year’s Eve, so they can do double duty for almost any special occasion or event in the future.
But for this holiday season, let’s all embrace a little shine and let our clothes lift our spirits, too.
Photography: Shevaun Williams
Stylist: Philip Washington, PRIM Management
Model: Mariah Jones, PRIM Management
Makeup: Taylor K. Beal
Photography assistant: Jessica Morgan
Set styling: Brenton Washington
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