Lists We Love: Electric Embellishment

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nataliecornerTrendsetter and Shopcade Curator, @NatalieCorner gives us an insight into her Electric Embellishment list and how she plans to work the look this season.

Over to you, Nat…

What I love about this trend is there are no rules. When it comes to embellishment; you can go big and glitzy or small and delicate.

Gone are the days when you reserved your best sequin top to go with your best skirt for your big night out. Nope, these days a sprinkle of those sequin charms goes fantastically with a soft knit to bring the tone down for work, or that perfect blazer to smarten you up but to keep you from bedazzling clients too much.

Add a smattering of beads for your day-to-day wardrobe, and that extra sparkle on your clothes will make you feel a million dollars inside. Ramp up the jewels on your big night and glisten like a Hollywood star on the red carpet, it’s all about how the glitz and glamour makes you feel.

When it came to making my Electric Embellishment list for Shopcade, I was inspired not just by the Christmas party season fast approaching but also the different ways in which I could inject a little glitter in to my normal wardrobe.

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I’m not necessarily someone who likes to pile on the sequins head to toe but by pairing one embellished piece like this Cross Front Embellished Bralet from Topshop, with a different texture like these Velvet Suit Trousers from Mango and topping it off with these amazing Gold Leather High Heels from Office, would make me feel electric at a party!

Or for something a little more understated? These ASOS Slippers with a bejewelled heel would work perfectly with this cute Grey Jewel Flower Crop top from New Look a touch of structure with a Contrast Lapel Blazer from ASOS and a pair of jeans from my Denim Delight list.

The best thing about creating Shopcade lists, is that once you have all your lists you can mix and match trends to create a brand new one, or just become more individual and unique when you’re putting a look together.

And of course you have a record of everything you’ve ever wanted and you can keep coming back and adding more, there’s no limit – well maybe only my bank balance… 😉

 





 

3 Ways To Rock Sweatpants This Thanksgiving

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For two months out of the year in America we gather with our friends and families to celebrate the holiday season and prepare for a new year. Kicking it all off is Thanksgiving, a day dedicated to eating turkey, stuffing, and sides, giving thanks for all the great things in your life, and watching football. But, mostly eating. To accommodate the extra five – or so – thousand calories you’ll be gobbling down, wearing an elastic waistband (aka eating pants) is the way to go.

The question is –  how to wear sweatpants without looking like you just rolled out of bed?

To help you ease the “I’ve given up on life” vibe of the loungy bottoms and add a fashionable edge, we’ve curated three super-fun outfits that are comfy but that you will also want to wear out and about.

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Don’t be afraid to show your personality! Try an unconventional leather pair with a boho blouse, easy-breezy tie dye infinity scarf, sky high leopard pumps, and bright, punchy teal clutch. Hit the club after dinner in this one. Stop dancing in time to hit up the doorbuster sales.

Elizabeth and James ‘Kacey’ Leather Sweatpants, $385.98 (60% OFF), available at NordstromJoie “Berkeley” Silk Pleated Blouse, $75.20, available at Saks Fifth Ave; Steve Madden “MARLEN-L” Leopard Pumps, $109.95, available at Steve Madden; Steve Madden Black Tie Dye Infinity Scarf, $38, available at Nordstrom; Rafe New York Emerald Green “Celia” Clutch, $114.99, available at Zappos; Marc by Marc Jacobs Enamel Inlay Pyramid Stud Earrings, $48, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

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