Sparkle and Shine
The much-anticipated remake of The Great Gatsby has motivated legions of roaring '20s-esque jewellery and runway collections over the past few seasons (owing to the fact that it was meant originally for a fall 2012 release). At the Spring 2012 shows, designers like Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Marchesa named the Roaring '20s as muse. For Spring 2013, fringed flapper dresses were key at Nina Ricci, Bottega Veneta and Versace, along with t-straps at Roksanda Ilincic and Erdem and headbands at Louis Vuitton and Naeem Khan.
Get in on the '20s glitz and glam by taking a cue from Gatsby’s leading lady, Daisy Buchanan, who is draped in jewel-encrusted garb and dazzling headbands every evening of the week (See star Carey Mulligan as Daisy in the film trailer). What better way to indulge in a little excess than by showing a little sparkle before dusk? Choose looser fitting, neutral-coloured items like a metallic midi skirt with a structured button-up, or pair a shimmery jacket with your favourite pair of denim skinnies. Make sure to limit the sparkle to one item of clothing per outfit, however, so the look is Daisy-inspired, not a direct replica.