Who doesn’t enjoy some sparkle in their lives?!

Even though for the cold season I am a total black outfit lover, when I walked into Zara last week I had to immediately stop and stare at this beautiful pair of sequined shorts.

Did I mention they’re golden sequins? GOLDEN SEQUINS! Nothing better to cheer a girl up when feeling blue!

It’s a trend I really like on personal style bloggers (this look from Stylescrapbook is major) but never thought I could pull off in my daily student life.

By the way, I went to the dressing rooms to try them on, just for fun, but then realized they can be a quite versatile item for the winter closet.

Pair them with thick woolen black tights and a slouchy sweater for the daytime (as in the Zara website pics), together with patent brogues or loafers (the ones I linked are from Aldo) and an edgy coat.

Of course these sequined shorts are perfect for a night out; if you go for black tights and heels you can easily rock whatever top you feel like wearing: I would go for a grey or burgundy blouse, but a cotton t-shirt would also have the power to dress down the sequins a little bit and make you feel comfortably stylish.

Written by Ryan
Ryan is a southern guy now living in New York City. From business to casual, his style covers a broad spectrum. He loves a great suit, but also appreciates the freedom of an un-tucked shirt and letting loose. Find him on Twitter at @RyanShell.