On Our Radar: Lurex

August 5, 2011
If you’ve browsed through our Fall Shopping Guide, you’ll have already noticed I like some sparkle in my wardrobe. The Marc Jacobs Lurex sweater I picked isn’t even in my closet yet, but I already have my eyes on a few other shimmery pieces that will add a dose of glam for fall. Lurex has been on the fashion radar for some time now—think of the Celine sparkle tops, or Isabel Marant’s take on them from Spring ‘11—but they’ve never been so easy to get as now. Alex Wang showed a pair of Lurex pants (above right) on the runway that would make a great alternative to the common cocktail dress. Miuccia Prada showed sparkle tops and polos for men (above left) on her Fall ‘11 runway, too—they didn’t make the catwalk, but the women’s versions are now in stores, too. For an instant fall update to your summer flares, try the Marc by Marc Jacobs striped sweater (below left), or Rebecca Taylor’s top (below right). The Zara dress is one easy step to get the trend—just slip it on and you’re ready to go. And it doesn’t get more affordable than Talbots’ polo (bottom right). Are you ready to add some sparkle into your wardrobe?

Marc by Marc Jacobs striped Lurex patter jersey top, $289, available at; Rebecca Taylor runway sparkle pullover, $245, available at Rebecca Taylor stores; Zara metallic thread dress, $79.90,, and Talbots sparkle polo sweater, $69.50, available at

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