It’s no secret. Ringing in the New Year has always been accompanied by sparkles, sequins and glitter. The brighter and shinier, the better.

But what if that just isn’t you? Or what if you’re heading off to a daytime pool party instead of a nightclub? Sequins may feel a little forced if you’re not in the mood.

Well, rest assured ladies. This could still be your best New Year’s Eve ever, if you play your cards right!

My biggest style tip is to honour your personal style and keep the look fresh and sexy

Here are three examples of how you could generate your own sparkle this season without a sequin in sight:

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1. Show off your sun-kissed shoulders in a strappy, halter-neck or off-the-shoulder dress. Choose a soft colour for a feminine look or go bold and sassy in black or red.

2. Flash super-toned legs in a flirty playsuit, then ddd a pair of wedge heels for uber-model length.

3. Shorts are always a summer winner. Instead of denim cut-offs, try a jogger style in florals or the ever-popular lace version. Top it off with a sexy camisole, pretty sandals and a serious dose of confidence.

Et voila! You’re effortlessly chic and party-ready. Now blow a kiss to your image in the mirror and say hello to 2017 in style!

Happy strappy


Above: Slip dress R119,95, Mr Price; colour block clutch R149, Spree; kitten heel sandal R399, Woolworths


Above: Boohoo floral playsuit R399, Joy Collectables; spiral leaf necklace R79 and Harlow T-bar sandal R329, Spree.

Short and sweet


Above: Striped cami R250, Witchery coin purse R199, broderie shorts R450, and strappy sandal R350, Woolworths.

Happy New Year everyone!
Love & light