All that glitters in Spring 2012 is fashion gold. This season it is all about the sparkle and what better way to stand out in a bevy of fashionistas than with sequins and rhinestones? 

For SS 2012, reach for the bold and bedazzled. Although the look is typically geared towards the holiday season, shimmer can easily be transitioned for warmer weather wardrobes. A sequined pump can work with a simple white bandage dress in the summer. Chunky rhinestones will amp up any outfit year-round. A gold-flecked t-shirt can be dressed up with a tight red mini skirt or dressed down with distressed shorts and motorcycle boots. 

If you are willing to drop top-dollar on some glittering goods than Balmain is your best option. The Parisian fashion house, founded in 1945, is renowned for its uber-embellished pieces. The line draped the backs of fashion icons like Ava Gardner and Brigitte Bardot, so of course it oozes glamor 

If you want to err on the slightly prudent side, MICHAEL by Michael Kors has some fantastic sparkling options that will not hit your bank account quite as hard. From gold satchels to gunmetal sneakers, Kors electrifies his Americana sportswear with shimmering ornamentation. 

Check out some of the key glittering pieces you need this spring, plus information on where to purchase.