Summer Trends. Daytime Dazzle.

August 5, 2009 • Fashion


Who says the only time you can shine is after the sun goes down? No one! One of the biggest trends for this season channels your inner glam and lets you turn up the wattage on sparkle, while still keeping it subtle enough for day. The best way to bust out your bling without blinding (the sun will be out, after all) is keeping it controlled to one piece of an ensemble.

Casual cut tops like a t-shirt, tank top, vest, or blouse that looked like they have been dipped in glitter are the perfect marriage of brilliance and are breezy when paired with a basic bottom like jeans. Or try the opposite and mix some statement making shine from a pair of shorts or a work-ready pencil skirt with toned down neutrals on top. Embellished dresses get a fresh dose of versatility from shorter, more office-friendly cuts, or else in more relaxed fabrics like jersey or cotton.

And if you you're still afraid of resembling a showgirl at midday, pick a dazzling accessory to punch up an otherwise basic outfit—a sequined pair of flats or a swingy bag adds a special dose of panache. And the best part of donning these shimmering separates? You're always ready for some special, after-dark invitation, should it come your way after turning all those heads when crossing the street. 

Shopping Guide:

1.  Marni ¾ Length Tulle Skirt,  $215

 2.  Thakoon Sequin Mini Skort,  $1,170

 3.  Cheap & Chic Moschino Short Dress,  $285

 4.  Tibi Persephone Silk Maxi Dress,  $580

 5.  Gryphon Sequin Top,  $192.50

 6.  Patrizia Pepe Top,  $120

 7.  Son of John Heidi Sequin Tank with Racer Back,  $253

 8.  Miu Miu Emerald Sequined Satin Ballet Flats,  $512

 9.  JC de CASTELBAJAC Short Sleeve Sweater,  $125

10.  Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent Sequin Vest,  $295

11.  Manoush Handbag,  $160

-Alia Rajput

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