Sparkle and shine like its red carpet time

One of the biggest trends right now is to sparkle and shine. Whether a Fashionista is shining by wearing Christian Louboutin glitter pumps or a sequin party dress, everyone is wearing at least one item which sparkles. The shimmering trend, which took off in 2011 is heading full steam ahead into 2012. Therefore, it is no wonder that Fashionistas are looking to the red carpet for a little shimmering inspiration. Of course celebrities are always wearing something that shines whether it is a garment, accessory or piece of jewelry.

When it comes to jewelry, many of us assume that celebrities are wearing carets upon carets of sparkling diamonds when gracing the red carpet; this is not always the case. There are many diamond stimulants and other types of stones which appear on the red carpet and shine just as much, or more than, a real diamond. Who knew!?

Recently we took a shopping trip to the Swarovski store and fell in love with everything that glitters; much more than gold. Swarovski crystal earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more graced the shelves of the shop and we soon learned which items were worn by which fabulous celebrity. Of course two of us purchased a pair of earrings worn by Jennifer Lopez; let’s face, J.Lo defines sparkle and shine!

Celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Emma Roberts, Carrie Underwood and Halle Berry have been spotted on the red carpet dripping in Swarovski crystal. In fact, Jennifer Lopez made the “Fit Silver Shade” earrings famous when she was spotted wearing them in a music video. The earrings have become so popular that people have been flocking to Swarovski stores nationwide and asking for the “Jennifer Lopez Earrings.” According to a Swarovski employee.

The sparkle trend is one which is fun and embodies the vibe of 2012 which is light-hearted. During the day, the easiest way to wear this trend is with one key piece such as a pair of shoes, belt or bold and sparkling piece of jewelry. For evening occasions, you can wear multiple shimmering items and shine like it’s red carpet time

Whichever way you decide to wear this trend, you can’t go wrong. Shimmer, shine and stay fabulous

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