With the holidays just around the corner, the stress of shopping is soon to follow. Don’t panic, the holidays are a time to celebrate. What better way to celebrate than with sparkle?
On a shopping trip to San Francisco, I noticed from shoes, accessories, dresses that everything was dipped in glitter. I decided to slip on a few dresses to see what the rage was all about.
The outfits are designed by Aqua, a Bloomingdales brand. First, I got decked out in a black sliver romper and then I threw on a white low cut back dress. The white dress, a party stopper, can be rocked out with boots or a bold statement piece. Both outfits were comfortable, neither clung too tight or loose to the body.
Don’t let the holiday season overwhelm you. If you can’t decide what to wear for that holiday party, don’t stress. When in doubt sparkle it out.
From the runways of Valentino to the Coachella Valley Music Festival, and adorning the hottest soccer players at the World Cup, headbands are THE accessory. While walking through the streets of Paris last year, I couldn’t help but notice all of the young women wearing their hair pulled back in a ponytail or bun, looking effortless with a headband for decoration. The hair clip or the scrunchie is definitely not a “de riguer” hair accessory like the headband.
Headbands are photographed in most fashion articles and blogs, and found in all stores from the lower-end chains to the high end luxury stores. The versatility of headbands is endless. Headbands ranging from elastic colored bands to jeweled or studded leather wraps are perfect for any occasion. It’s the must-have accessory for this season and beyond.
How about rocking the red carpet like academy award winner Lupita Nyong did with her 18k gold headband designed by Fred Leighton. It generated its own Twitter account @luptiasheadband. Think you can’t look chic while breaking a sweat at the gym? Think again. Sport headbands are making headway among the popular workout brands such as, Nike, Lululemon, and Fabletics. In NY Mag’s article, “20 Hot Soccer Guys with Long Hair,” all of the men are wearing headbands.
Simple yet sophisticated headbands can take any outfit from bland to edgy with just a swoop push back of the hair. Try the latest boho chic look with a simple crown of flowers or paisley print. Before you walk out the door, add a headband. It will not only enhance your outfit, it will make you turn heads.
By: Kiana Kuns
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