Any garment that reflects light is going to carry some serious wow factor, but glitz threatens to go from “wow” to “oh no” when not used in moderation. Keep it chic and choose a piece that sparkles in panels. The matte strips keep you from drowning in a sea of shine and everyone’s eyes stay focused on you instead of your sequins.
When it comes to overall silhouette, opt for something classic. Clean, modest shapes keep a sparkly ensemble classy and feminine and will keep you looking too nightclub. Take a classic fashion icon, like Jackie Kennedy, and replace an ultra-conservative piece with something similar that packs a bit more personality, like this Jones New York sequined cardigan.
Muted colors, like this Fashionista’s pale pink top, with high contrast between core pieces keeps the outfit easy on the eyes, and most importantly keeps the attention on the true focal point of any outfit: the woman wearing it.
Keep jewelry, and all other accessories, simple. Anything too bold or flashy can make the look overwhelmingly metallic, especially for daytime.
While not a necessity to make a shimmering piece work its magic, I couldn’t end this post without talking about her fabulous Sam Edelmans, which I am so obsessed with they got their own photo. The sleek hardware of the T-strap spiked heels punch power into her ultra-feminine top. The nude leather against the sparsely spiked black heels can carry her from daytime to cocktail hour, and the brushed onyx daggers don’t just authoritatively click against a dance floor, they also double as a stealthy form of self-defense. I also did some searching and found them on sale in black. Lust away.
Remember: your sequins don’t have to hide in your closet until the weekend; they were made for the light. Work them in the daytime; it’s easy to radiate sunlight when you’re already reflecting it.