Monday, December 21, 2009

Let's Shimmer, Shine and Sequins For New Year's

This weekend brought us lots of snow. Now I’m going to bring you the ice. Sequins and all things sparkly are everywhere this season and I just LOVE it. Sequins can be found lavished on everything -- from festive dresses and tops to this year’s fresh crop of blazers, vests and leggings.

Sequins can be the epitome of glamour and bring out the shine in everyone (not including your bubbly personality), but this year, sequins can also strike a casual tone.

Fabulous women know that wearing sparkling sequins take center stage. A sequined top or dress really makes a statement when going out to a cocktail party or dinner. Worn with the right pieces, you can pull off the sequined look during the day or at night. The secret is to team the sequined part with more tailored clothing such as structured jackets and pretty pumps or casual styles like jeans and a basic cardigan. Have fun discovering all the unexpected ways to add sequins to your wardrobe. But be careful, the risk of dressing with too much sequins is you will look like you are dressing too young, making you appear looking older. And we don't want that to happen. Here are some ways to add sequins to your life:

A true stand out piece from Phillip Lim with gold, silver and bronze sequins. Partner it with black opaque leggings and towering heels and you'll be set for New Year's shine.

I'm torn between these two gems. The one above from Top Shop OR...

....this one from Forever 21.

A classic cardigan is a closet staple. But this one from J. Crew turns glamorous when embellished with sequins. I love this cardigan because it can be worn dressed up or down.

This draped sequined vest from A Common Thread adds a shimmery touch to your LBD or tank top. This simple addition will transform your feminine frock to one with a flashy edge.

Get up on the dance floor with these sequined leggings from LaRok. Just be sure to wear it with something long.

Of course accessories are a quick and easy way to add a touch of fabulousness to any outfit. Whether you add a pair of shoes, a bag, a scarf or even a delicate hair piece, you can instantly glitz up your look. Here are a couple of ways:
This clutch from Judith Leiber adds plenty of elegant sparkle.

This crinkled silk scarf from Juicy Couture adds a playful touch to all your looks.

Keep your shoulder warm and add radiate shine to your face with this convertible sequined cowl from Free People.

What do you think of all the shimmering sequins available? Are you inspired to dazzle this holiday season? Let me know in the comment section below.


  1. I like the sequins, especially the cowel. Do I dare make one? oxox Rainie

  2. That J. Crew cardigan is a nice find! I'm not a big cardigan fan normally but that takes it to the next level.

  3. Like the Topshop and J.Crew cardigans best. Perfect embellishment to any outfit.

  4. Contemplating sequined leggings...

  5. love me some sequins! i actually purchased a tank top very similar to the phillip lim dress shown...will be pairing that w/jeans and a blazer for the casual christmas the j crew cardigan...and the vest is very fabulous...
    and don't get me started on the judith lieber clutch...SO gorgeous...
    great picks...and great advice!

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