Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How To: Sequins

Rule One [and this is serious because normally i don't believe in rules with fashion] wear sequins on only one piece of clothing. Please don't wear a sequin skirt, shirt, shoes, and jacket unless you're being a disco ball for Halloween.

Jessica does sequin effortlessly. She uses muted pieces, knowing that she shouldn't try to have too much going on. Also, jewelery isn't needed. In some way you're sequined item acts like your jewelery.

I saw this picture of Jessica and knew that I was going to be writing an entire post dedicated to sequins. Normally this doesn't happen but she looks so good! :)

Next, less is more. This sort of runs along the same lines as the 'Wear only one sequined piece' rule. But a sequined dress doesn't have to be a dress filled with sparkly, tacky sequined pieces. Jayma [from Glee!] does it brilliantly. Her dress has subtle sequined details.

At first it doesn't even appear like she's wearing any but if you look closely you can see the sun reflecting from the tiny sparkly pieces. I love this dress on her. Plus the nude shoes are perfect. There is nothing I would change. Honestly. She pulls off sequin beautifully.

Next, do the unexpected. Do sequins in a color that isn't traditionally done. Normally when I think sequins, I think silver and gold. Just because sequins glitters and precious metals glitter, doesn't mean you have to wear them only in those colors.

Brown, as worn by Blake, looks amazing. Bue is also another great option. I would generally suggest to stick with neutrals [unless you want to look like a drag queen.]. Although, that is a suggestion not a rule. Feel free to break it.

I think sequins is a fun element that would fit in effortlessly into almost any wardrobe. Here are just a few tips. Happy shopping. :)

Oh, and don't forget to check out my giveaway. A $75 Target giftcard could be yours! :)