I have a problem. Ok maybe not a real problem, but I have a handful of sequin dresses that I have acquired over the past month for various holiday parties, birthday celebrations and of course, New Year’s Eve. At first I thought to donate the dresses and start the year off on a less sparkly note, but seriously, who am I kidding? Sequins encompass a larger percentage of my wardrobe than I’d care to admit. Solution? Find more reasons to wear sequins! Bodega run anyone?
So let’s start at the beginning—one sequin dress. I still wanted my dress to be the outfit MVP, so I layered a turtleneck bodycon dress underneath (these came with fun detachable faux fur cuffs) and kept shoes simple with my new favorite square-toed boots. I kept accessories festive with a embellished box clutch, heart statement earrings and a velvet headband. This outfit feels fresh, not super holiday and wearable to maybe my next dinner party or fashion week event.
Sequins can sometimes feel forced or tacky. It’s probably one of the hardest materials to style, but my suggestion is to just lean into it, either go all out with added textures and statement accessories, or tone it down with neutral counterparts. There is no wrong way to style your sequins in 2019, so have fun with it and don’t ditch your sequin garb just yet.
Ahead are 33 other ways to re-style your sequin pieces for 2019! xo
More Sequin Inspiration:
ALL PHOTOS C/O PINTEREST
SEQUIN DRESS, BOOTS (C/O LULUS) | BLACK DRESS, CLUTCH (C/O ALICE + OLIVIA) | EARRINGS (FOREVER 21) | HEADBAND (H&M)
PHOTOGRAPHY: ASHLEY GALLERANI