It's finally November, which means one thing and one thing only: The holidays are upon us. With that comes an influx of metallic and sparkly holiday dresses and apparel fit for festivities. Unless you're The Grinch, it's likely that your wardrobe these next two months is going to be jam packed with sequins, sparkles, and other shimmering shades to show your sartorial appreciation for the season that brings us candy canes and egg nog.
Sure, I'm guilty of rocking an ugly Christmas sweater here and there this time of year, but an excuse to wear any and all sequins is my true jam. I just can't help but feel festive when celebrating with family and friends, filling my schedule with winter wonderland parties, and eating more than my jeans actually allow. For me, one of the most enjoyable ways to channel this love for the season is through silvers and golds, and sequins and sparkles.
There's no better time than the present to update your wardrobe with seasonal-appropriate bedazzlement. Here are 13 super festive clothing and accessory items to get you into the holiday spirit a little early this year. Let's be real: Chances are many of you have been waiting for an excuse to wear sequins since last February. Now is your time to shine.
Plus Size Metallic Glitter Wrap Romper, $20, Charlotte Russe
Ideally, a holiday outfit would be a one-step process. While festive ensembles can certainly take some thought, a romper is arguably the easiest, chicest way to go. Plus, this short version is perfect for layering above wool tights and underneath your coziest of sweaters.
2. Maxi Dress
Bec & Bridge Gold Dust Maxi Dress, $320, Urban Outfitters
I realize this maxi dress is on the pricey side. But when you consider its asymmetric skirt detailing, beading, and super pretty silhouette, it may just be worth the investment.
3. Silver Chelsea Boots
MARY Online Exclusive '60s Chelsea Boots, $140, TopShop
Chelsea boots are a must for the fall and winter seasons. Why not invest in a festive pair like these silver ones?
4. Sequined Mini Dress
ASOS Night Embellished Ombre Mini Dress, $104, ASOS
This dress is every sequin lovers' dream. With multi-colored sequins and a low back, it's the perfect party dress for all your holiday events.
ASOS Curve Shorts In Dazzle Sequin, $63, ASOS
These holiday shorts may have been inspired by the colorful lights of the season. Paired with a long sleeve top and tights, these babies will make a major sartorial statement.
6. Midi Dress
Strappy Lurex Midi Dress Silver, $43, Miss Guided
This silver, shiny midi dress is festive enough to be worn during the holiday season, but chic enough to be worn when it's not the holiday season. Its sleek, fitted design is a no-brainer for formal events.
Metallic Crinkle Mini Skirt, $45, Torrid
No matter how you wear this silver skirt — with an old band T-shirt or a sheer black blouse — its sparkle and shine will guarantee a beautiful look.
Contemporary Satin Culottes, $25, Forever 21
Just because it's the holiday season doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite trends. These shiny, silver culottes combine the best of the S/S and A/W worlds so that no sartorial sacrifices need to take place.
9. Mesh Sweater
Plus Size Metallic Knitted Jumper Khaki, $68, Miss Guided
This mesh sweater is what festive, trendy dreams are made of. Shiny and perfect for the holiday season yet sexy and alluring, it's ideal for showing off your confidence and killer style.
10. Mini Dress
Fun One Like You Dress In Gold, $170, ModCloth
With lace detailing, a classic silhouette, and in a dazzling gold hue, this dress is the answer to all of your holiday wardrobe prayers.
Audrey Brooke Quillan Platform Pump, $50, DSW
Available in gold and silver as well as wide and medium widths, these pumps are the perfect accessory to any holiday ensemble. Throw these on and you'll feel like the holiday version of Cinderella in no time.
12. Crop Top
Plus Size Sequin Top, $30, Forever 21
If you have a silver crop top like this one, you can wear it with your favorite jeans or leggings and remain festive to the max. Yep, this crop top will be that easy to style.
Factory Leather Envelope Clutch, $47, J. Crew
With a cross-body chain in a shimmering champagne shade, this clutch will leave your hands free so you can keep them warm in your pockets or gloves while staying chic and festive.
This is what holiday fashion is all about, y'all. That shimmer and shine.
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