How I wear my sequins

#fashionover50 midlife woman in mix of high and low price items

Sequins are a tricky trend

In the old times, sequins were for female show moderators, figure skaters, dancers, singers, and evening wear only. As a kid, I always admired the flashes, sparkles, and stars from the reflection of the spot light beams. Every movement changes the look of the gown. I was fascinated with these little “Pailetten” as they were called in German.

They are a tricky trend for various reasons.

  • Everything that is shiny – these reflections are without doubt shiny – adds weight and shows easily every lump and bumps when the garment is tight enough. You can find more on how to style sparkly clothes in the post at the link when you are interested.
  • How to style the trend differs strongly from how it was styled when the trend was around before.
#midlifestyle woman in posh sequin for day outfit
H&M midi skirt, Halogen coat, Coach purse, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Layering top, LV scarf, Via Spiga slingback pumps, and Festina watch (all own)

Today sequins are no more for night life only

Today sequins are not for celebrities, the opera, theater, shows, dancers and figure skates only. Their first move to the daylight was in the 80s. They occurred as embellishment on sweaters, t-shirts and camisoles. The sweater were styled down with jeans. The camisoles were styled up with the power suits or blazer.

#styleover50 woman in spring look in pink and brown
Side view of pink and brown look. H&M A-line skirt, Halogen quilted jacket, Coach lavender long handles purse, LV scarf, Via Spiga slingbacks, studded head band, and Festina sport watch (all own)

… and they are more than embellishment like in the 80s

Today, the little guys go full on the entire garments. It’s a blazer cut like for the office, but fully covered with these little reflecting plastic pieces. You can find leggings and skirts all covered with them. Of course, this requires to style them like the pieces they are – blazers, leggings or skirts with the usual item you wear during day with a blazer, pair of leggings or skirt.

#fashionover50 mature woman in pink skirt and jacket with brown statement scarf
Front view of pink and brown outfit with H&M rose skirt, Halogen leather jacket, Coach bag, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Louis Vuitton silk scarf, Via Spiga slingback pumps, and Festina watch (all own)

Ignore growing up associating sequins with fancy

In today’s outfit of the day, I paired my midi sequin skirt with a leather jacket. This combination goes down the Rock’n Roll style idea. Adding a layering top and posh high end silk scarf shift the look into modern work outfit in the non-corporate, but creative field.

#advancedstyle woman wearing a sequin skirt and leather jacket in spring
Back view of spring outfit with H&M sequin skirt, Halogen quilted leather jacket, Coach bag, Via Spiga slingback pumps, and Festina watch (all own)

Keep it low key

To not go over the top I limited the outfit to two colors – I admit – in slight variation of their shade/tone: Brown and pink. This color combination is a fool proof modern office color combination. You can find other looks in this color combination like a Hawaiian shirt with fit-and-flare skirt summer outfit, or a mock turtleneck with plaid skirt classic outfit at the links.

#fashionover40 mature woman in H&M skirt, boxy jacket, shawl
Left side view. H&M skirt, Halogen jacket, Coach purse, Hermes collier de chien bangle, LV shawl, Via Spiga pumps, and Festina watch (all own)

Lust for more styling suggestions?

You can find more looks with these small reflecting palettes like a sequin-patch denim jacket, a semi-formal blue and black accent dress, and a blue sequin mini-skirt with plaid shirt in the posts at the links.

Lust for your own skirt in this sparkly material?

Shop my style. Here are some similar skirts you may like.

striped skirt
Slimming vertical stripes. Available at StyleWe. Search for Fanny.Wiz Stripes Embellished Casual Midi Skirt $72.00
Red embellished skirt

Red embellished skirt. Available at StyleWe. Search for Fanny.Wiz Red Sheath Embellished Midi Skirt

Top of the World Style linkup

Welcome to the 155th Top of the World Style linkup party.

Top of the World Style awards

The featured bloggers of last week’s Top of the World Style party are:

Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav

You clicked Andrea Nine’s post the most, for which she became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. She blogged about her new song inspired graphic Tee Living on Cloud Nine.

#linkup top of the world style readers fave Andrea Nine
Andrea Nine, the blogger at Living on Cloud Nine, became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

Top of the World OOTD My Fav

Sabine Bauer became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. She is the style blogger at Oceanblue Style at Manderley. She linked her fake suit of a kimono blazer with orange pants. So modern and hip and incredibly stylish. Promotionworthy office look!

#linkup Top of the World OOTD my Fav Sabine
Sabine, the style blogger at Oceanblue Style at Manderley became Top of the World OOTD my Fav. Photo from her post

Top of the World Style Winner

Shelbee, the lifestyle blogger at Shelbee on the Edge became the Top of the World Style Winner.

#linkup Top of the World Style Winner Sheblee
Shelbee, the blogger at Shelbee on the Edge, became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

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