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Spring shine, sequins and shimmer

Don’t stash away your shiny threads until next year’s holiday parties. Daytime sequins and shine are gonna be huge this spring.  Sure, they take a little courage to pull off, but you’ll be sparklin’ in no time flat.

It’s all about subtlety. This piece at first glance just looks like a regular denim skirt—but when it hits the light, the shimmer will shock you. Pair with a cute printed blouse and embellished cardi to finish the girly look. Some awesome wedges or cute flats make it major.
Pleated Linen Skirt, $18, forever21.com

Not ready for full-on shiny? Jazz up any simple outfit with this dainty sequined bow. Funs up jeans and a tee (try it as a pin on your fave shirt!) in an instant.
Gold Sequin Bow, $15, spottedmoth.com

A sequined-striped rugby top breaks the rule that sequins for daytime have to be in pastels. Toss over some jeans (white skinnies, maybe?) and some slouchy boots for a laid-back, casual vibe.
Blue Striped Sequin Top, $15, delias.com

It’s time to change up your look. Switch out your plain black flats for something with a little bit of kick. Metallic gold oxfords can be rocked in multiple ways: Skip the socks and pair these beauties with a floral skirt and plain white tee; or make ’em prepster with dark cuffed jeans and a navy blue blazer.
In with the Gold Flats, $40, modcloth.com

A dose of shimmery pewter glams up your everyday look. Pick a structured, ladylike shape to keep it feeling sleek. We can see this silver carry-all with everything from shirt dresses to denim minis. Now, you just need jewelry to match!

BY SASHIE ISRAEL AND JESSICA D'ARGENIO ON 2/28/2011 6:26:00 PM

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