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Sparkle season is in full swing. What’s on your calendar? From the casual get-together to a black tie event, The Fashion Plate has you covered.

It’s all about the sequins this holiday season. From sequin-detailed tops and dresses to rompers and shoes with sequins and sparkle all over, it’s a season of shine. Don’t hesitate to go all out! Sparkle and shine don’t have to be saved for just New Year’s Eve anymore.

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Let’s start with a night out on the town with friends or co-workers. Look chic in a sophisticated and edgy outfit. Dress up your jeans and tee with a sparkly blazer. Layer on a choker and finish with chunky heels. Dare to sparkle! Or add black leather leggings to that red cold shoulder velvet top you just bought. Going from desk to dinner? Metallics act as a neutral (think metallic skirt) when paired with a basic, like a turtleneck. To go from day to night, add a red lip – or shoe.

Holiday parties are here. You’ve already been to a few, but we know there are more to come, plus ringing in the New Year. Time to pull out the one-piece wonders. Sleek and commanding, the tailored jumpsuit in velvet is the perfect canvas for statement accessories. Or, how about the sequined mini? Here’s another one piece wonder. Just add a neutral pump and you’re ready to glow!

When you’ve got a more formal event like a Holiday Gala or Winter Wedding a little black dress will never let you down. When you want something stylish and chic, this is your go-to outfit. But the newest LBD has upgrades – embroidery, lace and elements of shine. Dramatic volume and texture make this season’s LBD anything but forgettable. You may also want to find a sequin wrap, or a mini-dress. This is exactly what all your LBDs are missing! After all, it’s your time to shine. ‘Tis the sequin!

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Don’t be afraid to mix up textures. Toss faux-fur over sequins. Add a jeweled pattern or sequins to velvet. Enjoy the freedom of holiday style!

Options abound on where to find your faves. Shop local at a favorite boutique like bevello with locations on East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill or Cameron Village and Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. Their windows are filled with stunning sparkle and shine! Don’t want to buy? Try Rent the Runway to try out of some of the styles you see in famous wardrobes!

Cheers to celebrating in Style all year long, and beyond!