IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT you questioned it, there’s a reason for all those Hanukah candles and Christmas lights. We’re heading into the darkest time of the year, literally. So, say yes to festive dress with a judicious use of sparkle. And shine.
Cindy Weber-Cleary, a magazine editor with stints at InStyle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, and now editor of shopping destination Apprecier.com advises “dressing simply and accessorizing wildly.” “A charcoal turtleneck and gray flannel pants morph into eveningwear with show-stopping drop earrings and a strappy evening sandal.” For similar effect, pair a gold-flecked blouse with a black pencil skirt or an LBD with a satin clutch.
Metallic finishes scored high on fall 2016 runways. Lurex was back in the spotlight and so was satin.
But it’s the light-enhancing qualities of these shiny clothes and accessories that will keep you smiling through the season.
— Janet Kelly