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A Worthy Investment: Wear-Anywhere Sequins

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).
Free People, dress, sequin dress

Charlotte Ronson Cutout Long Sleeve Sweater, $206. The combination of the sequins and the cutouts makes this one standout sweater.
charlotte ronson, sweater, sequined sweater

Beyond Vintage Sequin Mini Dress, $326. The drapey, relaxed fit makes this sequined number both glam and totally wearable.
Beyond vintage, dress, sequin dress

Silence & Noise Sequin Front Sweatshirt, $38 (also comes in blue and silver). Kind of retro and really rad.
Silence & noise, sequin sweatshirt

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.
tibi dress, tibi, sequin dress

Robert Rodriguez Sequin Layer Wrap Top, $297. One of those awesomely unique pieces that will summon a deluge of compliments.
robert rodriguez, sequin top

Marciano Sequin Leggings, $98. Swap your basic leggings for these for an instant wardrobe upgrade.
marciano, leggings, sequin leggings

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.
Haute Hippie, skirt, sequined skirt

Aqua Sequined Racerback Vest, $78. A vest is a quick and easy way to add more snazz to your style.
Aqua, vest, sequin vest

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.
cynthia vincent, blouse, sequin blouse, twelfth st by cynthia vincent

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.
Parker, sequin top

Literature Noir Sequined Blazer, $198. Stand out amidst a sea of basic black blazers.
literature, blazer, sequined blazer


Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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I wore a vintage sequin skirt to work the other day…despite the fact I looked like a fairy, it was really fun! Although I probably did get a few strange looks…I’m already the “fashion girl.”

Reply February 5, 2010, 1:42 pm


LOVE sequins, anytime you can add a little bit of glitz & glam to an everyday outfit it just makes the world a little bit prettier.

Reply December 26, 2009, 11:39 am


I have seen this popping up everywear lately, and I am one to think that I have to see it a few times before I am willing to invest…this is definetly wearable, and I am ready to take the plunge! :)

Reply December 19, 2009, 10:02 am


Lovin the sequin look! I totally agree that we need to break them out of their “nighttime only” stigma and show them off, day or night.

Reply December 17, 2009, 3:14 pm

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