Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sparkle

Sparkle
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I think sequins have come a long way over the past few years. When I last wore them, they were splashed all over my costumes for dance recitals or for danceline. After such showy pieces, I tried to remain snobby towards them but the priss-pot in me won and I am loving them right now.

It is possible to walk dangerously close to a costumey look if sequins are not worn properly. I think that the article of clothing covered in sequins should be the focal point. If you are wearing a sequin top, try to wear something less flashy on the bottom. The silver-sequined sweater pictured above would look cute with leather trousers. If leather isn't your thing, then jeans would always be a safe choice.

If sequins are a little much for you, maybe a pair of glitter flats would be a good choice. With a less shiny surface area concentrated on your feet, you will look chic and not so much like a disco ball.

Do you like sequins? How do you wear them?


38 comments:

  1. I've never really been a fan of sequins and sparkle but I like the idea of wearing it in accessories if we don't fancy looking like a 'disco ball'!

    xoxo
    http://www.fasheauty.com
    UK High Street Fashion & Style Blog

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  2. Totally with you on sequins – love them, but they definitely need some balance. Loving that gray sequin tee!

    Sea and Swank

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  3. i LOVE sequins! when done right, i think they add SO much fun to outfits!

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  4. love love love .. the black top is wonderful!!!!!

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  5. Love sequins! Wore them yesterday!

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  6. sparkle is always a good thing ;)
    i am wanting one sparkley skirt for a wile :)

    xo

    asteria-sparkle.blogspot.com

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  7. I am all about the sparkle for day and night! I just got a J.Crew sequin tank that I am wanting to pair with a blouse underneath (or chambray shirt) and maybe a pencil skirt for day and jeans and a blazer on top for weekend/ going out!

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  8. Everyone woman needs some sparkle in her life! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. I love sequin pieces! That peplum top is so cute--I think I'd keep it all black with skinny jeans and a pair of pumps or flats!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  10. I'm loving the sparkle that's out this season. The peplum is so flattering and those booties are perfect (great idea to add the sparkle in the back)

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  11. i could sooo seee u rocking that sparkly dress!!! soo pretty! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  12. Everyone needs a bit of sparkle in their life! Love the items you picked especially the glitter peplum:)

    xo
    Alison

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  13. With sequins, I always keep the rest of my outfit neutral. I have a sequin clutch that's my go-to to add some sparkle to any outfit.

    Life Unsweetened

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  14. Love the sparkle... Whenever I wear anything with sparkles or sequins, I try to keep the rest of the outfit plain and simple, minimal accessories as to not take away from the statement piece! :)

    <3 Melissa

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  15. I love sequins! I wore a sequin top with my leather pants just the other day on my blog!
    Meredith
    www.createthatoutfit.com

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  16. Great pics! The peplum top is gorgeous! I usually wear sequins with jeans :D
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  17. ohhh how amazing is that sequin peplum top!

    www.beckspick.com

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  18. I love sequins too! Mainly as the statement piece with other neutrals to make them pop.

    xo, alison*elle

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  19. Oh I sooo love that golden sequin dress - what a beautiful dress! Perfect for Fall & Winter!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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  20. I love sequins, especially that amazing dress and black sequin peplum top?! WOW!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  21. Sequined tops are so my thing,i loved the black skirt! and those 'business in the front,party in the back' shoes :D

    Stay fab! xx

    http://alyzaanees.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love these! That tunic/tank is especially amazing. I love wearing things that just do the work for me. You're totally right, minimal accessorizing for all of these!

    xoxo
    Emily
    emilyannestyle.com

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  23. LOVE all these sparkly picks. That baseball looking tee is so adorable. xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  24. I LOVE ANYTHING RHINESTONE/SEQUINS! Great post! I love the flashy dress!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  25. I am allllll about sparkles and sequins!!! That topshop dress is TDF! And the boots from Aldo are at DSW for 1/2 the price. :)

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  26. i am a sucker for sequins and wear them frequently
    i will confess, that i can't so a sequin shoe though
    i just think of my 5 year old neighbor and her sequin target shoes lol
    brett

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  27. Loving sequins right now too!! Obsessed with your picks! That peplum top is fab Amy!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  28. I'm all about sequins, but sadly I don't wear mine enough!

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  29. I love every single item, but I think I may really need the flats of booties!!
    xo, amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  30. I love the grey tee and the punchy pink and blue dress! I love sequins, I like to mix a sequiny top with jeans. It's fun to have the dressy and casual together!

    *M
    laconceptiondesfemmes.blogspot.com

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  31. I like a small dose of sequins now and then, matched with low profile items as you suggest. Love your blog,would you like to follow each other?

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