One of the more significant and most forward-looking trends of the fall 2021 collections was glamour—clothes with a va va voom vibe and that glitzes, glints, and sparkles. Back when the collections were presented in spring, the looks suggested hope of having plenty to celebrate come autumn. Though here in New York, the summer season is already looking up, and there’s no reason to wait until fall to serve fabulous reemergence energy by adding touches of embellishment to your looks. We’re taking a cue from the glimmering paillettes at Prada and the suave, sequined separates at Dries Van Noten.
There are plenty of shining examples you can wear right now that make a case for a high watt dressing. Take your casual wardrobe staples, say a pair of blue jeans or a t-shirt, to the next level with strands of rhinestones and crystals—that you can actually wear every day, really. Even loungewear goes luxe, and you can look to the Practical Magic story from our May 2021 issue for proof. A glistening set from Gucci, for example, uses a combination of metallic yarn and crystals for a comfortable yet embellished look from head to toe. You could also go groovy at the beach this summer in disco-inspired swimsuits and sarongs from Oseree, or take an embellished going out top for a night on the town—these pieces might just make you feel like dancing. It’s time to dress up for the fun of it and to reclaim sparkle and shine; embellished statements big and small are all worth celebrating. Here are 13 ways to step out in some sparkle this season, because why not?