rock a pair of party shoes

The holidays are a fun time to bust out the sparkle — but not every occasion calls for head to toe sequins. Whether you’re heading to your boo’s parents house for a get-together or planning your office holiday party outfit, there are plenty of times during this very festive season where a little bit of shine goes a very long way.

Don’t get us wrong: We’re fans of pretty much anything sparkly. But if you’re looking to rock just a touch of shimmer this holiday season without going over the top, we’re here to help. From muted metallic skirts to glittery rhinestone heels to sequined camis, there are more than a few ways to amp up an outfit in just one step. Ahead, check out seven styling tips that help you do exactly that. Shine on, babe.

Rock a Pair of Party Shoes

rock a pair of party shoes

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Sparkly heels or flats make any outfit instantly holiday-ready. So try adding a pair of rhinestone pumps, glitter heels, or even embellished flats to a sweater and jeans look and brace for major impact.

Grab a Metallic Clutch

buckingham metallic clutch to add subtle sparkle

This holiday season, you’ll want to get your hands on a high-shine metallic bag. We love this mirrored gold clutch–it’s glamorous, minimalist, and sleek all at the same time. Try it with a black jumpsuit or a tailored blazer and skinny jeans — trust us, you won’t be sorry.

Go for a Sequined Tank Top

tori_allison1 sequin tank top with neutral outfit

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A sequined cami adds just enough sparkle without making you look like a disco ball. Layer this shimmery silver tank under a jacket (we like a structured moto or a boxy blazer) to tone down the shine factor. Then add a rugged bottom like blue jeans or army green cargo pants for a mash-up that hits all the right holiday notes.

Throw on a Layered Necklace

rhinestone layered necklace

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A rhinestone layered necklace is the ultimate one-and-done jewelry piece. If you’re pressed for time or going straight from work or school to a holiday party, just add this sparkly stunner and your outfit is automatically elevated — whether you’re wearing a simple LBD or a denim shirt.

Speaking of LBDs…

wear an lbd with subtle sparkle

There’s really not many occasions a black dress doesn’t work for — and for holiday time this rhinestone version kicks your look up just the right amount of notches. For events where an ultra-sparkly dress feels like a bit much, try one that twinkles instead.

Stock up on Statement Earrings

wear statement earrings to add subtle sparkle

We can’t get enough of sparkly earrings — probably because they’re face framing and festive. You can literally throw these on with a simple long sleeve tee and jeans and look ready to party. Lazy girls, take note. Style doesn’t get much easier than this.

Try a Shimmery Skirt

metallic skirt to add sparkly to your outfit

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Sparkle and shine don’t necessarily mean rhinestones or sequins. A burnished metallic pleated skirt is a little more muted and makes the perfect partner for everything from your favorite cream sweater to a denim jacket and graphic tee. It’s up to you, doll.

How are you rocking sparkle this season? Show us on Instagram @lulus using #lovelulus!

xo