Oh my God, I have like the best idea ever for this holiday season. (now re-read that in spoiled brat voice. flippin’ hair and shit.) Let’s all get high on shine while listening back and forth to Rihanna’s ‘Shine bright like a diamond’ / Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’. Hey! Cheesy is just fine as long as it’s Christmas.
Seriously though, these days I ain’t shining so bright no more. I mean we all get those moods and days, but you know what they say: show me a sparkle and I’ll dance to a shiny tune.
Yeah. Nobody says that.
Anyway. It’s HIGH SHINE, and i seriously can’t stay away from it. From subtle, to overdosed, to kitsch mixed with rocknroll and 70s drama, HIGH SHINE is the biggest trend for next spring, might as well start practicing. I mean, lames, metallics, sparkles, glitter are all Christmas’y, right? Men are doing it to their beards, you know. The least we could do is tag along with high shine badass slash feminine outfits.
In case you’re unaware of reality let me fill you in: winter is here, hence the winter holiday craze – Christmas frenzy, gift wrapping and unwrapping, carols, cakes, booze, parties, fancy clothes et all. So basically what Im thinking is to go all in.
We should do as we please after all, but if we’re to roll with the winter holiday frenzy I say over the top is the rule.
Yeah okay this thought and plea gives my too-much-persona some comfort. I can never have just a bite of cake, I’ll have the whole damn thing and order one more. Of course I hate myself afterwards but I couldn’t care less TBH. The same logic applies to anything really including fashion and this particular winter trend: high shine. Also… it kinda applies to carolling too. Which I’m not very fond of. Yes, you can be appalled now. I don’t fancy the jingling shit, but Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ almost makes me cry. Every. Fucking. Year. I know, I’m missing a few up there.
How to wear HIGH SHINE anywhere, but especially this holiday season?
Of course there are a billion ways to rock it, but it really comes down to 3, and in the end, if you ask me it comes down to one: go overboard. Dip your body into a sexy scented oil, and then roll your ass into glitter while listening to one of the tunes above. Put some heels on, lipstick, and your bag. There you go.
If this is not acceptable where you come from – continue reading/scrolling.
(1) go for just a touch of high shine: eyeshadow, shiny cheeks/skin, sparkling hair, tons of bling, a clutch, nail polish, metallic shoes. This is like saying ‘I wanna get high on shine but I’m not gonna commit.’ Fair enough.
(2) wear one statement shiny piece. For holiday season it can be a pair of skinny cropped pants, or a mini skirt, or a midi skirt, pleated skirt, pencil skirt, or a statement metallic top. My tip for you is to pair the piece with a simple item. Balance it all for the sake of sophistication.
(3) drape yourself in high shine, and make a beautiful chaos of it all. Metallic dress, a metallic suit, jumpsuit, a pair of shiny pants with a non-matching but shiny top. It is too much, but so what? For a strong look, go for dark lips, dramatic hair, and very dramatic pieces. Think Kate Moss, think high fashion editorials. Long lame dresses with a leather jacket or a vintage fur. Cropped metallic pants with a metallic blazer and no shirt underneath. Metallic t-shirt and a plated lame skirt with a pair of sexy shoes.
For shopping mood – my fave shiny, metallic, sparkly pieces below.
And then some inspo.
Not convinced, or too convinced? Either way put on ‘Last Christmas’, pour some Jack, throw a bag of glitter in the air, and spin and dance to the music and the high shine. Whaaaaa?!