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15 Subtle Ways to Add Sparkle to Your New Year’s Outfit

Ring in the New Year with some glitz and glam (without looking like a disco ball).

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Glitter tights

Show off your legs—while still keeping warm—by pulling on a pair of shimmery silver tights. They’re an unexpected touch that will subtly draw attention. Check out these other winter fashion tips to keep you warm and stylish.

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Glittery nail polish

Catch the light when you reach for your champagne by decking out your nails with a glitzy manicure. A chunky glitter topcoat works over nude, black, red, and everything in between. Find out how to make your manicure last longer.

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Chandelier earrings

A gorgeous pair of chandelier earrings can immediately elevate any outfit. Whether you go for simple teardrops or intricate crystal designs, you’ll be sure to make an impact. These awesome New Year’s Resolutions will keep you on track.

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Gem ear climber

Think up, not down when it comes to your earring choice. A line of crystals up your ear will catch attention without getting stuck in your hair. (Read these accessorizing tips from fashion stylists.)

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Confetti earrings

No need to save the confetti for midnight. Snag a pair of confetti earrings to keep the celebration strong all night.

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Statement necklace

Take your LBD from basic to dazzling with a statement necklace. Whether you stick with black and white or add a pop of color, a sparkly necklace will give your whole outfit an upgrade.

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Glittery heels

A pair of shimmery heels is guaranteed to earn you compliments all night long. Find a metallic pair with subtle sheen, or get your hands on a pair of bedazzled heels to make a bigger entrance.

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Sweater details

You might want to stay away from a full-blown sequin top, but a few shiny details on a top can go a long way. Throw on a cardigan embellished with sequins or pearls to fit in a little subtle sparkle. (Here’s how to make your sweaters last forever.)

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Hair clip

Whether you leave your hair down and loose or twist it into a fancy updo, a sparkly hair accessory will make your tresses the life of the party. Tuck rhinestone bobby pins into a French twist, or use a barrette to hold one section back.

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Beaded clutch

You have to put your phone somewhere, so toss it in a beaded clutch to make your entire outfit pop. Don’t miss these other must-have classic handbags to add to your collection.

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Glam watch

Keep an eye out for midnight by adding a sparkly watch to your outfit. With a glittery band or gem-encrusted face, telling time has never been so glamorous.

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Glittery eyeliner

A full lid coated in sparkles might be glitter overboard, but you can add sparkle to your makeup subtly. Line your upper lid with glitter eyeliner for a delicate shimmer. Click here for more makeup tips that make your eyes pop.

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Shimmery skirt

A sequined skirt is a bold choice, but you can achieve a more toned-down shimmer too. Find one made of lurex, which is a fabric that achieves its gorgeous sheen with glittering metallic thread. (Check out these little fashion upgrades that make you look expensive.)

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Cocktail ring

For a tiny detail that makes a big impact, adorn your fingers with cocktail rings. Stick with one to keep things minimal, or pile on thin gold rings to the rest of your fingers too.

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Sparkly belt

Add a glittery belt through your jeans to add some flair to your flares, or cinch a dress with a gem-encrusted band.

Reader's Digest
Originally Published in Reader's Digest

Marissa Laliberte
Marissa Laliberte-Simonian is a London-based associate editor with the global promotions team at WebMD’s and was previously a staff writer for Reader's Digest. Her work has also appeared in Business Insider, Parents magazine, CreakyJoints, and the Baltimore Sun. You can find her on Instagram @marissasimonian.