The New School of High Shine: 13 Holographic Pieces For Right Now
If you thought high shine was a descriptor most frequently used in reference to lip gloss, or if the last time you heard the word "hologram" had everything to do with Tupac's epic "appearance" at this year's Coachella festival, then you might want to reboot your current outlook on all things shiny, slicked, and rainbow prismatic. According to countless Spring '13 runways — including Burberry, Jonathan Saunders, Theyskens' Theory, and Proenza Schouler — it's hard to ignore the resurgence of iridescent finishes, holographic accents, and all-out mirrored effects taking shape on both clothing and accessories. Since this eye-catching detail borders on party-girl sparkle and sci-fi cool, the toughest part about actually wearing it is parlaying it into something tangibly chic, rather than veering into comic-book-character territory. Thus, to keep you on the right styling path, we've rounded up 13 in-season pieces that have earned our holographic stamp of approval for right now and into next year. Check out a paliette-embellished skirt, a futuristic shoulder bag, a sweatshirt (that's actually not so casual), and more — right this way.