Goodwill Gems: Glitter Flair

Spring is the perfect season for the fashion flirt. On a gorgeous day, New York and Northern New Jersey are filled with beautiful people showing off their style. Refusing to be an average bird in this city coop, our Lauren set out to her Goodwill on a peacock-worthy hunt for fun. This week’s eye-catching Goodwill Gem: Glitter Flair.

Cerulean blue is one of the bright “it” colors of the 2012 spring season – and with sparkles, to boot? These shoes couldn’t be cuter.

A little glitter does a girl good. It adds a much-needed lightness and element of fun to any outfit, and wearing something fun can instantly bring up your mood. Usually a little goes a long way with the shimmery stuff. But if you play it just right, you can add a serious amount of sparkle to an everyday ensemble without looking like a discount party store just exploded all over your carefully created look.

So what’s one sweet way to work sparkly accessories into your daytime wardrobe? Put on one shimmering statement piece with a mix of more casual, laid-back items to dim down the glamor factor.

And the perfect pick for a non-dramatic but fun, glittery piece? A pair of sweet, colorful flats, of course. Keeping the glitter down below eye level is more subtle, and the vibrant blue fabric actually makes these shoes look more casual, rather than choosing a pair in a glamorous, deep black or metallic tone.

Work or play? Why not both! You could easily wear these to the office with a pair of classic, cropped black pants and cozy cardigan in another hot spring shade, like a bright coral or lemon yellow. But glam, glittery flats like these are really perfect for weekend wear, and what better way to show them off than with your favorite pair of classic, slim-cut blue jeans and a cute cropped jacket that’s perfect for keeping cozy while you trek about town in the breezy, early spring weather.

See that yellow? Mixing your brights this spring season is a super trendy way to play with color and keep your look fresh.

Fun, easy, and fashionably flirty. The jacket I’ve chosen here is ideal because the sweet satin tie closure makes it look a little dressy – a great option for casual dinner date or evening cocktails  (outdoors, of course!) with friends. And the bold leafy print, while graphic and modern, still brings in the spring theme. The color combo – a soft gray background that sets off the vivid, sunshine yellow leaves —  keeps the look fresh and current, and also adds another bright to the mix, which is such a trendy idea this season.

Have you thrifted a colorful find recently? Come tell us! Write about your fashion fun in the comments here, post a photo of a fav look on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style, so keep us posted!

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