Glitter, sparkle, pop, twinkle, these are just a few of the words used to describe fashion stylings that have a special quality about them. Luxe embellishments are the new trend for this coming fall season; let’s take a moment to look at what this means exactly.
Luxe is a term meaning luxury, quality and upper class. An embellishment is just a fancy name for an accessory. The basic concept here is that it has a sparkle to it whether it is a luxurious fabric that has a brilliance to it, or perhaps has sequence, flashy gems or some other quality that amplifies the radiance. Embellishing fashion has no bounds, shirts, skirts, handbags, necklaces, ear rings, patterns, bold colors, jackets, pants, scarves, rings, even your dogs leash can be embellished.
Some examples include this black and light gold bag from Rebecca Minkoff which can be purchased for an easy $325 from Revolve Clothing. The black leather sets a nice base allowing the light gold grommets to give it the soft metallic pop to have a luxe embellishment.
Neiman Marcus makes an amazing Alexis Sequined Tank which a gorgette material, cut to have a plunging neckline, naturally sleeveless and allowing for a flowing form rather than a fitting form like a traditional tank. This tank has just enough shimmer to stand out but not so much that it’s a show stopper and is available for just $148.
There really is no set color to the shimmer, be it gold, silver or some other primary color, it appears that the source of the glimmer isn’t as important as the overall effect it gives. Some people don’t enjoy wearing “flashy” apparel, so perhaps an accessory is more their style. Take the Elaborate Necklace from Donna Karan, this stunning piece has beaded glass applied to a panel of satin, giving it the form and elegance that it demands. The staggering $1,500 price tag is likely out of most people’s budget, but it is quite the necklace.
Luxe embellishment is about the pop and sparkle, so whether you make it flashy with light catching gems, make it subtle with a reflective fabric or make it barely seen with a shimmering under-nothing, make it yours.