Sequins were once reserved for very special occasions only and would seldom be allowed out unless it was New Years Eve or a birthday. A little while ago things stated to change and sequins started to make a comeback. However, there were still restrictions that forced the sexy sequined pieces to remain in hiding during daylight hours.
These days, there are no fashion rules anymore (and even if there were, we’d ignore them!) and anything goes, including wearing your sequined pieces- gasp during the day. As I’ve already mentioned, being a true fashion maven is all about taking risks and going where others are too afraid to venture. The idea of wearing sequins during the day can seem scary, but with the right pieces and the right styling, it can look killer.
On the runways, we saw sequins paired with comfy layers, a really unexpected contrast that creates a more undone-glam style and offsets the party spirit of sparkly sequins. We also saw sequins emblazoned on basic styles like tees and soft cardigans, a fabulous way to update basic styles and sequined dresses that were more muted, allowing them to be glammed up or toned down.
In these tough times, it’s important to invest in pieces that are versatile and special and sequins most certainly fit the bill. There are tons of options out there and I’ve sifted through them all to bring you a list of the absolute best wear-anywhere sequined pieces.
Read on to see what made the cut!
Free People Sequin Slip Dress, $68. I actually own this and LOVE it! Wear it alone or use it a a layering piece (I love the way it looks with leggings, a chunky knit, and boots).
Charlotte Ronson Cutout Long Sleeve Sweater, $206. The combination of the sequins and the cutouts makes this one standout sweater.
Beyond Vintage Sequin Mini Dress, $326. The drapey, relaxed fit makes this sequined number both glam and totally wearable.
Silence & Noise Sequin Front Sweatshirt, $38 (also comes in blue and silver). Kind of retro and really rad.
Tibi Tank Dress, $428. A perfect example of a dress that can work for anything and is equally appropriate for New Years as it is for a random night out.
Robert Rodriguez Sequin Layer Wrap Top, $297. One of those awesomely unique pieces that will summon a deluge of compliments.
Marciano Sequin Leggings, $98. Swap your basic leggings for these for an instant wardrobe upgrade.
Haute Hippie Ombre Skirt, $365. The kind of item that simply commands attention. Make it work for day by teaming it with leggings, a drapey long sleeve top or chunky knit, and flat boots.
Aqua Sequined Racerback Vest, $78. A vest is a quick and easy way to add more snazz to your style.
Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent Short Sleeve Sequin Blouse, $394. Easy-chic at its finest. Wear this with anything from skinny jeans to a sexy miniskirt.
Parker Silver Sequin Racerback Tank, $198. A loose sequin top is a key staple. Pair this with a cozy knit for day and with a sharp blazer for a more refined night-time look.
Literature Noir Sequined Blazer, $198. Stand out amidst a sea of basic black blazers.
– SABRINA ALEXIS