I’ve heard a lot of people say, “Oh… I could never wear sequins… They just aren’t me..” Nonsense, I say. Anyone can wear sparkle. Just put a little sparkle and I promise… you will feel happier! You don’t have to go crazy. As much as I love a great pair of sequin pants… or a full on sequin shift, I also understand that these things aren’t for everyone. With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, I thought I would put together a round-up of some of my favorite “beginner sparkle” pieces… along with a few tips & tricks for wearing them.
This Express Open-Stitch Scarf has become a favorite of mine. (It’s also on sale.) The sequins are barely noticeable, but provide just enough sparkle. It’s also incredibly cozy. I’ve been wearing it with everything from jeans and a tee to dresses and skirts.
These MIA Loafers (which I already wrote about here and here) are a favorite of mine. They are sparkly but not aggressively so, meaning that you can easily pair ’em with boyfriend jeans or an all black ensemble for a casual chic look.
Going back to black on black, this tee is a great way to casually wear sequins. The matte black sequins on the cap sleeves are elegant and edgy all at once. Hate it? Put on a cardigan and the sequins are covered.
Tips & Tricks: Go for matte sequins – they’re a bit more sophisticated and not quite as flashy. Or, try black on black sparkle. For your first foray into sequins and/or glitter, stick to accessories… or your nails. (I love a glittery accent nail… done with Deborah Lippman’s sparkly shades, or Martha Stewart’s glitter glue pens, it’s just enough sparkle.)
Extra Credit: Try a sequin skirt. Pair it with a simple tee, a cardigan or blazer, black tights, and ankle boots. You’ll be surprised how classic and put together you’ll feel.