The new trend for casual sequins is welcome news for anyone strapped for cash as it means real overlapping can take place between your going out clothing and your casual clothing. Beyonce is a prime example for this trend with her current penchant for sequined skirts, for example this green Gryphon Sequin Mini Skirt:
Even for going out sequins have become a much more laid back affair; a loose sequined dress with vintage inspired boots and minimal jewelry or a heavily sequined jacket with a baggy vest and skinny jeans. It's all about the high glamour and a sense of occasion that sequins give but with a more comfortable relaxed edge. For day time its about your sequined piece toned down with simple flats, nude heels or worn boots, minimal jewelry and relaxed hair and make up. Any pieces worn alongside sequins should be neutral in colour and simple in shape. This look works well on a budget: one cleverly chosen sequined piece can take you from day wear to evening with multiple options. I recommend a long loose sequin top, long enough so it can double as a dress, equally a short sequined dress will work nicely. With this one piece you can wear jeans, jeggings, leggings, leather skinnies, blazers, flats, heels, ankle boots, gladiators...the options are endless as it can be worn as a dress or as a top so you need never wear it the same way twice.
Celebrities getting in on this look include Kate Moss, Anja Rubik, Daria Werbowy, Lara Stone, Beyonce, Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay's choices in sequins show how casual sequins is done, choosing casual clothing such as jumpers and zip hoodies made for sequined material. Here's a selection of the celebs working sequins for both day and night:
Try Vintage for a unique and truly glamorous vintage piece, may ultimate sequined buy for the summer however is Matthew Williamson's sequined number for H&M.
(Images sourced from Google Images, WhoWhatWearDaily.com, Redcarpetfashionawards)
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