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Doing some spring closet-cleaning? Revamp basic styles with these easy embellishments!

All you need is a few inches of trim to add some sparkle to your wardrobe! Pretty lace, ribbon, or sequins along a neckline, hem or sleeves can instantly glamourize a garment.

Rhinestones and beads are lovely too, but the idea of attaching gems one-by-one can be daunting. You can fasten trims in place with a few hand stitches, or even fusible tape. A sequin band along the arms of the simple long sleeve above creates a look thats both casual and sophisticated. Be sure to choose stretchy trims for knit garments when applying to places that require a lot of movement. (Like your arms!)

Sparkles are always hard to resist… so here are a few more fun embellishment ideas! Each of these mini-projects were sewn in a flash. A basic tank top gets the royal treatment with gorgeous gold-crown lace and a few added sequins. 3 braided strands of sparkles add a dazzling finish to a skirt waistband! And last but not least, glitter stretch ribbon lights up this open-back tee.

This uniquely decorated skirt is sure to turn heads. Safety pins along the hem of this skirt are unexpectedly stylish.

There are dozens of ways to add a little shimmer to your everyday style, even if sparkles aren’t your thing. You can try out these enticing alternatives!

Applique Skirt

Beaded Pearl Dress

Leather Trimmed Top

Studded Wrap Dress

Happy Decorating!

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