Shimmer and Shine The Right Way This Winter

Thursday, October 24, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Shiny things are the best way to offset winter fashion's deep, dark colors. Although winter is a tad different than spring bling, it's still fun to keep up with this glamorous, standout look. It doesn’t have to be obnoxious or overwhelming to shimmer and shine; there are calm and classy options for you to choose from.

Let's start with skintight leggings. These sequined leggings that show a bit of skin are a nice way to keep it sexy and classy. The delicate amount of skin this legging shows is more of an illusion, which makes it the perfect alternative to a short dress for those days you don't feel like using self-tanner or shaving. Sometimes it's more important to keep it convenient for yourself and be able to quickly get ready, but still look and feel like a million bucks.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Selby Deco Sequin-Applique Leggings

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Do you like to remain conservative while you keep up with the trends? Then this elegant dress with the metallic front and back sheath is a fancy and relaxed approach to embracing shine. The modern design of the dress makes it a great transitional piece season after season. When you have a dress that can be used more than once, and that can work its way through different seasons, it's always a winner.

4.collective Metallic Panel Knit Sheath Dress

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Wool meets metallic tweed in this ultimate fashion "it" jacket. It will glorify any boring outfit. Keep warm and keep glam while sporting this jacket with jeans or your favorite leggings. It's a fairly casual jacket so I don't think I would pair this with an elegant dress or pants for any extravagant evening occasion. However, this sassy jacket is a great "quick and casual" way to keep up with fashion at light speed without emptying your wallet.

Bebe Boucle Crop Wool Jacket

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A low-profile way of adding sheen is through your eyes. Keep them shimmery and golden with this dark golden eye shadow. Your lids will be colored to perfection with the awesome waterproof and crease-proof qualities. This shadow lasts rather than coming off throughout the day, keeping your eyes striking. The intense color goes on smoothly and can be applied to look rich or subdued, allowing you to choose how glam you want to be. Either way, the light will reflect the beautiful copper shade and heighten the rest of your look.

Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow

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Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.