For those of us who love sequins, we are perennially seeking for ways to wear them during the day without looking, well, like a social misfit. Diva Lady Gaga once said she wanted to “change the world one sequin at a time” but to convince everyone that a sequin jacket should become a fashion staple just like the blue jeans would be like asking Lady Gaga to dress a tad bit normally. So we found creative ways to wear the sequin one bit at a time instead. And whether or not we change the world by it, we keep calm and carry on.
1. The Sequin Tee
You can completely get away with a partially-sequined, sparkly tee by pairing it with denim or any fun, printed shorts or skirts. However, with a fully -sequined tee, you will most likely be getting more attention than usual. To tame the look, try softening it with a minimalist scarf or cardigan. Hint: Always buy a sequin top with the most subtle glitter especially when you plan to use it during the day.
Stella McCartney Sequined Tee, was
$444.66 now only $223 @ FarFetch
Take the Stella McCartney tee pictured above — Although this top is fully sequined, the glitter is soft and not glaring. The color also plays a significant factor, loud colors make the sequins even more noticeable. Here’s how you can rock this type of shirt at the office!
Scarf: Zoe Tee’s Cotton Scarf was
$80 now only $40
Skirt: Piazza Sempione Pencil Skirt was
$385 now only $288.75
Shoes: Jorge Bischoff Peep-Toe Buckled Pumps was
$258.67 now only $130
2. The Sequin Blazer
Choosing a sequin blazer for the office boils down to 2 important elements: a tame color & a tailored cut. It is so much easier to throw on a sequin blazer (or jacket) for work when it is in a pastel shade. As opposed to black or navy, a white or pink coat is more refreshing and easier on the eye.
Robbi & Nikki Single Button Blazer, was
$295 now only $148
If it weren’t matte, this gold blazer would have been out of place in the boardroom but because the sequins are small, the shine is actually controlled. It would be nice to pair this with tailored trousers. Check out the style guide below!
Shirt: Cacharel Sleeveless Shirt, was
$193.81 now only $135
Trousers: Ralph Lauren Striped Trousers, was
$241.56 now only $146
Belt: Black Leather Belt by Balenciaga, was
$240 now only $120
Shoes: Casadei Two-Tone Pump, was
$429.41 now only $343
3. The Sequin Dress
Wearing the right dress to the office is chic and smart — wearing a sequin dress to the office is trendy (or trashy, depending on the design). Do you want to make a powerful statement at the next presentation? Do you feel the need to dress to impress? Considering the sequin dress may not be a classic choice but for a literally glittery change, traipsing to the boardroom in a sequin dress might just be your needed pizzazz.
Taming a sequin dress is relatively easy as you can quickly cover up with a coat, cardigan or blazer. Another tip is to avoid wearing metallic accessories — studded ones, for example. The shoes and handbag need to be nothing shiny, not even patent will work well. Instead, pick simple leather pumps such as the oxfords below.
Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg Felicia Cupped Sequin, $583
Coat: Vanessa Bruno Cotton Coat, was
$958 now only $479
Shoes: Ralph Lauren Jiana Shoe was
$566.71 now only $284