Styling Sequins (NB Not a TOWIE Girl in Sight)

I have bad memories of wearing sequins. When I was younger, I used to attend a ballet school and each year would have to wear a heavily sequined costume for the annual show. Let’s just say sequins on bare skin do not mix harmoniously. Needless to say, I steered clear of them for a while.

But recently, I’ve had a real craving to embrace them once again. After all, they are so pretty! And really are eye-catchers. This could be down to the fact that sequins made an appearance at several SS13 shows. Now, I’m not talking about embracing them like the cast of TOWIE has embraced them with their tiny mini dresses and whatnot! Whilst this ultra glam look works for many a girl, it’s simply not my style.

Jenny  Packham ss13

Jenny Packham ss13

Topshop Unique ss13

Topshop Unique ss13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So I got to browsing the internet for some inspiration and found countless examples of sequins looking very classy indeed. One of my style icons Olivia Palermo (who luckily for her  but not so luckily for us could pull off wearing a bin-liner), looks stunning, classy and incredibly fashionable in an outfit which comprises of  the capsule pieces of jeans and a white shirt along with this sleek silver sequined jacket. Similarly, she proves sequins are no one hit wonder, displaying more of an evening look in sleek and sophisticated black sequins, cinched in at the waist with a chunky belt and completed with a huge leather bag.

Ah my perfect outfit Olivia Palermo!

Ah my perfect outfit Olivia Palermo!

Olivia Palermo in black sequined jacket

Olivia Palermo in black sequined jacket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And if you’re looking for confirmation that wearing a sequined piece alongside classic pieces really does give you maximum fashion points, then you need only look to Kate Moss, Jessica Alba and Kristen Stewart for confirmation. If sequins came in human form, Kate Moss would snap them all up as best friends. Sequins really do come under the category ‘Statement’ so you need to put them alongside fashionable classics so to allow them their right to (literally and metaphorically) shine.

Jessica Alba in Isabel Marant

Jessica Alba in Isabel Marant

Kate Moss wears the winners' colour

Kate Moss wears the winners’ colour

Kristen Stewart in those Isabel Marant trousers

Kristen Stewart in those Isabel Marant trousers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also took to Pinterest to track down some inspiring street style where sequins are concerned and fell in love with this green sequin maxi. It looks amazing with this simple white tee and a little colour clashing with a blue clutch and pink heels. Very brave, and this risk definitely works!

Street Style. Glorious green sequins

Street Style. Glorious green sequins

Street Style. Sequin hareem-style trousers

Street Style. Sequin hareem-style trousers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I recently made an eBay purchase of a yellow maxi (see my previous blog post ‘yearning for yellow’), and hope to track down a sequined cardigan to team it with. Then I’ll just have to wait for the weather to turn at least bearable so I can wear it… come on weather, do it for us fashionistas!

Kate Moss dons sequins for Paris Vogue

Kate Moss dons sequins for Paris Vogue

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