Lamé shirts, patent leather items, holographic makeup; it seems like diamonds are not the only objects that are a girl’s best friend. Sequins are always a fun addition because of how it shimmers and sparkles from the reflection of the warm, dim lights that exists (mainly) at after-parties. Any activity that requires a slight body movement will instantaneously allow you to outshine anyone in the crowd.
Yet, sequins are commonly shunned upon by many despite its amazing abilities for an awesome party outfit. The reason? They are not appropriate for day-to-day wear. Once they’ve outlived the night (or two), they are usually parked in a secluded place within the closet, on its way to being discarded.
Don’t toss you sequinned garments just yet. Here, we have five ingenious ways for you to don on your beloved glittery pieces in the day (and also a good excuse for you to go sequin shopping).
Keeping everything pale is a good option for donning sequins during the day. Choose white sequins to make it less apparent and shocking for the morning, and tame everything down with a pastel or nude colour palette.
Get the look: Ashish white sequin cotton shirt, US$1,500 (S$2,134), The Row shantung silk slip dress, US$2,131 (S$3,032), Delfina Delettrez 18-karat gold and pearl earring, US$341 (S$485), Fendi printed textured wallet, US$741 (S$1,054), Gucci embellished turquoise leather pumps, US$1,000 (S$1,423).
Opt for sequins that blend in with the colours of your pullover to make it appear subtle and wearable for the day, but retain its boldness with an edgy print. This lip sequinned wool sweater is fun yet not overly conspicuous for the your day-to-day work in the office.
Get the look: Markus Lupfer sequin lip merino wool sweater, US$333 (S$475), J. Crew pink satin skirt, US$277 (S$395), Alexander McQueen cat-eye tortoise shell sunglasses, US$531 (S$757), Simon Miller mini leather tote bag, US$444 (S$633), Gianvito Rossi military-style red satin sandals, US$1,505 (S$2,146).
Mix sequins up with beading embroidery can also dilute the loudness of those lustre details (in a good way). Choose a t-shirt that has a fair mix of sequins and beading detailing, and keep the rest of your outfit in a muted colour palette.
Get the look: Needle & Thread floral sequins and embellished tulle t-shirt, US$196 (S$279), Bliss and Mischief khaki cotton straight-leg pants, US$461 (S$656), Gucci painted leather biker jacket, US$5,664 (S$8,060), Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas fringed Noé, US$2,370 (S$3,372), Christian Louboutin leopard printed lamé pumps, S$1,950.
Instead of having sequins all over your clothes, choose it on accessories to make a statement to your outfit. A perfect example would be a sequin box clutch that you could use for both night and day.
Get the look: Alexander McQueen sequin butterfly box clutch, US$2,131 (S$3,038), Proenza Schouler cerulean blue ribbed sweater, US$734 (S$1,046), Oscar de la Renta silk crepe wide leg pants, US$2,084 (S$2,970), No. 21 knotted mustard satin mules, US$574 (S$818), Miu Miu crystal gold-tone earrings, US$472 (S$673).
If you are adamant about wearing a full on sequin dress during working hours, you can cover up its shine with a darker or neutral coloured blazer to tame the sparkly beast down.
Get the look: Sonia Rykiel sequin mini dress, US$1,945 (S$2,772), Alexander Wang double breasted blazer, US$1,066 (S$1,519), Saint Laurent heeled leather ankle boots, US$1,055 (S$1,504), Tomas Maier gold-tone mirrored aviators, US$272 (S$388), Gucci embroidered ‘Dionysus’ leather hobo bag, US$3,500 (S$4,989).