How To Wear: Sequins for Day
How To Wear: Sequins for Day
Nothing says glamour quite as clearly as sequins, but that doesn’t mean you have to be heading to a formal event in order to give them a spin. As Jourdan Dunn so stylishly proves, sequins add unparalleled excitement to everyday basics like a t-shirt and leather jacket. Here’s everything you need to know in order to shine bright during the day.
To effortlessly pull off sequins for day, it’s best to stick to separates. A sequined dress has more of a full-on glam look and can feel, well, too dressy. A sequined skirt, top or jacket, on the other hand, will add a dash of embellishment that can easily be toned down with casual pairings. More on that in a bit. For now, let’s focus on the sparkly items, shall we?
Express High-Waisted Sequin Pencil Skirt, $60, Express
As far as skirts go, longer hemlines offer an immediate ladylike aesthetic, whether the silhouette is swingy and full or fitted from hip to hem. That’s not to say a sequined miniskirt can’t make a daytime appearance, but footwear options should skew heavily on the casual side.
A knee- or midi-length skirt carries instant polish that offers more options. Gold, silver or bronze skirts make an ideal entry-level choice, since metallics are neutrals that can easily be paired with other colours.
For advanced-level sequinistas, patterned skirts are where it’s at. And if the idea of wrapping your lower half in a glittery graphic print makes you nervous, it’s worth pointing out that patterns hold incredible powers to visually alter a figure. Sometimes it’s for the bette, sometimes not so much — but you won’t know until you try on that skirt, so get thee to the fitting room already.
Tracy Reese Classic Skirt, US $317, Tracy Reese
Want to make a quieter fashion statement while still indulging in some sparkly fun? Try a sequined top.
Loose camisoles and boxy t-shirts deserve first shot since they have the most laidback look. A sequined top in black or white is a goof-proof pick; think of it as a basic-but-better piece and wear it with all the usual wardrobe staples.
For a springy update few things are prettier than a sequined top in a pastel shade.
Tibi Allover Sequin Cami Top, $633, Shopbop
You can also choose a sequined jacket or cardigan; you’ll soon discover that versatility and sparkle can happily co-exist.
A glittering layer in a fuss-free shape can be worn over any simple outfit to take things to the next level. Darker tones stand out as the most easily wearable, so stick to black and deep grey, or rich neutrals like olive green.
Zara Sequin Patchwork Jacket, $199, ZARA
Now, the trick to giving your sequined separate a daytime pass is to wear them with something casual. Yup, that’s it. T-shirts, tank tops, jeans and cotton pants or skirts are all winning choices that will provide a relaxed counterbalance to the glitz. When in doubt, choose denim — or leather, like Dunn — and get ready to look equal parts cool and chic.