Dress Code: Christmas Sparkles

Shine bright like a diamond!

This is the best time of the year to add some – or a lot if you'd like – of sparkles to our outfits! But depending on the event you're attending, and how much bling-bling you're comfortable wearing, the level of sparkliness can vary. Today, I'm sharing three outfits with different levels of "kira-kira" that'll hopefully give you an idea of how to incorporate the sparkles into your holiday looks!

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Mild Bling at 20% 

'Tis the season to wear sparkly heels

If you're attending a family gathering or a holiday work function, maybe you'd want to just have a touch of bling, and keep the overall look subtle. A great way to do that is styling your outfit with a pair of sparkly heels!

I actually wore this pair of heels on my wedding day last year! I was never sure about sparkly heels, but I fell in love with them when I first tried them on! I try to re-wear them and put them to good use even after the wedding, an I think Christmas is a great reason to wear them out and show them off!

This outfit features a white cape that has the jacket-over-shoulders effect. Underneath is another creamy white sweater to keep the overall color palette soft and clean. On the bottom is a blush silk midi skirt.

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Medium Bling at 50%

This sweater says "Christmas-ready" all over.

Let's say you're grabbing drinks or a casual (but really not so casual) dinner with friends, this outfit might be a good one! The sweater is comfortable and loose, which allows you to eat a lot but still look chic!

I got this sweater from the Who What Wear collection available at Target for less than $30! I love being able to not spend a lot but have a fresh party-ready look. The go-to sparkly pair of black party pants is a few years old, yet still perfect for Christmas this year.

If you feel comfortable adding more bling to this outfit, I think a silver bib necklace would look great with this sweater! 

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Intense Bling at 100%

Go full-on with the sparkles!

So there's a big Christmas cocktail party you're invited to – well, what are you waiting for? It's time to turn up the sparkly level to 100%!

I don't own a glittery dress, so I rented from Rent the Runway! There were so many different choices, but I went with this gold sparkly dress from Slate and Willow because it has a clean design and I like wearing dresses that are not too short.

On my hair, I added a gold hairpiece from Maggie Wu Studio. It's designed to work like a hairpin so it was very easy to put on by myself. 

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Which look out of the three is your favorite? How would you like to sparkle this holiday season? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading!

Love,

 
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All photos were taken by Ashley Gallerani.

Tricia Chen is co-founder of Key To Radiance. She loves having fresh flowers in her apartment, putting on face masks, savoring cupcakes and a daily cup of grande almond latte. She works in PR and Marketing, and is currently based in New York.

Skin Type: Combination skin with an oily T-zone area (forehead and nose). Changes in climate, diet and/or lack of sleep irritates skin and causes inflammation, which then leads to large pores. High moisture level required on dry cheeks.