Strictly sparkle

28 Oct

Yes, this is a post about glitter, sequins and sparkle. But no, it’s not because I’ve completely lost it and started thinking about Christmas party outfits already (though the shops certainly have!). It’s because it’s a dark, rainy day, and I’ve just been watching Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. And what better way to brighten up a wintry day like today than with something a bit twinkly? It’s time to make like a pro dancer…

Here are my top five high-street sparkly bits that you can wear right now (without looking like a Christmas fairy).

  1. The sequin skirt…

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How gorgeous is this skirt from Coast for £95? It’s pricey, but this little baby has some serious detail, and the pencil skirt shape will never date. How to dress it down for day? I think it’d look perfect with a light chambray shirt and some box-fresh white trainers. How about these bargains to balance out the price of that skirt…

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£12, H&M

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£28, Vans

2. The sparkly jumper…

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£29.99, H&M

Sparkly, yes. But also tres chic, non? This little baby is crying out to be paired with a dark, skinny jean. Or, because it’s a nice, long length, you could even get away with a jegging. Just add the trainers above (multi-taskers!) or some sheepskin boots. Ahhh, comfort…

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£14.90, Uniqlo

3. The glitter shoes…

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£89, Boden. Right now, Boden cannot be beaten for glittery and embellished shoes. These little beauties are real all-rounders. If you can’t be bothered to wear anything dressier than jeans and a white T-shirt, no problem – just add these for a hint of sparkle. But, for me, I’d play up the Sixties vibe with black tights, a sleeveless shift and a roll-neck. Keep it monochrome and let the shoes do the talking…

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£28, Dorothy Perkins

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£18, Asos

4. The mega-bling earrings…

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£29, Rock ‘N’ Rose

Not only do these bad boys have diamante, they also have tassels. Massive red tassels! No other statement is needed. So if tomorrow turns out to be another grey day like today, whack these on with black skinnies and a jumper and you can’t fail to smile. I’d wear them to jazz up my navy Whistles jumper dress…

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£120, Whistles

And finally…

5. The all-out showstopper…

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£120, Asos

OK, so this isn’t exactly an everyday piece. But, come on, this is a Strictly-themed post. It needed a little extravagance. And November is only four days away – perhaps it isn’t too early to think about those festive parties…

Are you tempted by a bit of sparkle?

Bethan x

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