Currently Coveting: Metallics & Glitter

Glitter-Metallic

We can’t think of anything better to get us in the holiday spirit than a little shimmer. While there are plenty of cocktail dresses we can’t wait to put on, we’re partial to the metallic and glitter trend that’s been spotted from the red carpet to the runway. Not only does it make a statement, there’s something about putting on a piece with a substantial amount of shine that makes you feel good — and we’re not just talking clothes either — a sparkly nail polish or eyeliner will do the trick too. Read on to find out what metallic and glitter goodies we’re coveting now.

1. Sequin Skirt Dress by Love ** at Topshop, £36.00
The best of both worlds — a little sparkle and shine with a sequined top, plus the basics of a LBD. It will easily go from day to night, just pair it with a chic blazer for the office, then remove it and add some extra jewels and bangles and you’re good to go. FYI — this number isn’t available at the Bay Topshop locations, so you’ll have to order online at topshop.com.

2. Nars shimmer nail polish in Space Odyssey and Butter London nail polish in Rosie Lee, $21 and $14
The easiest way to add some shimmer and sparkle to your wardrobe? Slick on one of our two favourite shades for the holidays. The glitz of a shimmery silver and the punch of a sparkle-filled rose shade make any outfit festive and special. Available at narscosmetics.ca and butterlondon.com.

3. Runway to Green Pringle of Scotland sequined merino wool skirt, $650
When we spotted this purple sequined skirt we knew it was a glitter must. It’s a perfect party piece that will translate really well from office to cocktail hour without much effort. With just enough sequins and elastic waistband that makes it super comfortable to wear, you’re also going to be contributing to a good cause by purchasing it, thanks to a portion of the proceeds going to leading environmental organizations. Available at net-a-porter.com.

4. Joe Fresh sequin tank, $19
One of our favourite Canadian go-to’s for affordable, fun fashion, has made our holiday dressing even easier with this sexy gold tank. Dressed up with a black pencil skirt for say dinner with the parents or even with a pair of jeans on the weekend, this piece is an easy addition to your winter wardrobe. Available at Joe Fresh stores nationwide.

5. Sephora Collection glitter eyeliner, $12
There’s no rule limiting glitter to just your clothes, so why not try a glitter eyeliner? We’re partial to the gold hue, but you’ll find a total of 7 shades to choose from. Layer this over your eyeshadow, to get the full effect and be sure to let it dry fully before applying mascara. Available at Sephora.

6. Nine West Gamelle platform pump, $140
Heels can be your best friend come the holidays. They add height, make any outfit (even a pair of jeans) chic in an instant, and can make a great sparkle accessory. And we love the taupe shade of these 4 1/2-inch heels from Nine West. They will make your LBD from last season look brand new again.

7. Oscar de la Renta three-strand cone bib necklace, $1,150
If you’re looking for a true statement piece necklace, look no further than this armour-inspired bib piece from Oscar de la Renta. Perfectly paired with a cocktail dress or a tee and blazer, the hammered pewter and brass cone plates are gold-plated and thanks to the texture will shimmer and shine beautifully in the light. Imagine passing this beauty down to your daughter? Available at neimanmarcus.com.

8. Diane von Furstenberg Lytton Minaudiere small, $295
Our love for metallics don’t stop at just gold and silver — this blue-hued snake-print clutch fits the bill just fine, while the tree-inspired clasp adds a detailed touch. We can easily see ourselves carrying all of our party essentials through the holiday season and beyond. Available at neimanmarcus.com.

9. Castor & Pollux The Classic Maggie bangles, $172/one
Holiday dressing or not, we love a nice set of bangles. These classically cool ones from Castor & Pollux are 100% brass and come in a thick or thin version. Plus you can even have them engraved. Swoon. Available at castorandpolluxstore.com.