Tip-top topper

Those black pants, pencil skirt or little black dress are your wardrobe workhorses. To let your inner show horse out, top any of those dark basics with a sequined T-shirt. I found them in black, cream, copper and colors in stores across the price spectrum. This striped one in unexpected pink and gray is less than $20 and it's all you need for a 200-watt look. And, by the way, when it comes to sparkle, stick to a single item, two at most. Too much gleam and you're venturing into more-is-less territory.<br><br>

<b>Forever 21</b>, $19.80, <a href="http://forever21.com">forever21.com</a>

( Bill Hogan, Chicago Tribune / November 14, 2012 )

Those black pants, pencil skirt or little black dress are your wardrobe workhorses. To let your inner show horse out, top any of those dark basics with a sequined T-shirt. I found them in black, cream, copper and colors in stores across the price spectrum. This striped one in unexpected pink and gray is less than $20 and it's all you need for a 200-watt look. And, by the way, when it comes to sparkle, stick to a single item, two at most. Too much gleam and you're venturing into more-is-less territory.

Forever 21, $19.80, forever21.com

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