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Sequins and spice makes all things nice


We’re seeing sequins everywhere! They’re the hottest embellishment that you literally can’t miss. While a little black dress may be a classic in the fashion world, held up against an outfit showcasing sequins – eyes will more often than not be drawn to the latter.

 

 

With the warmer season just around the corner, it’s high time we gave you some tips on how to rock some summer sequins.

  1. All that glitters: While we did say that in a match against a little black number and a sequin dress, sequins would prevail, a hybrid of the two would make for a head-turner. A little black sequin dress is a sassy and sexy wardrobe must-have. It may not be the right attire for a trip to the supermarket, but it would definitely be appropriate for celebrating that new promotion, birthday or even the New Year.
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  2. Time to reflect: If upon reflection you feel as if a sequin dress may be too much for you, there are other options. Dress pants are always a good idea to have in the wardrobe, especially if they’re made of matte micro sequins. These are perfect because they can be dressed up or down based on the top or accessories that you pair them with.
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  3. A ‘subtle’ shine: If we’re being honest, there’s nothing subtle about sequins. They’re a look that shines… quite literally. But there are other ways to include them into your outfits that aren’t so extensive – one word: accessories. A simple clutch sporting sequins is a great way to add a finishing touch to any outfit. It’s an item that doesn’t scream ‘look at me’ but instead just politely asks for eyes to wander its way.
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  4. Shimmy, shimmy: Combining both fringe and sequins may seem like a crazy idea but, like peanut butter and jelly, even though they shouldn’t work… they do. There’s something satisfying about being able to shake your hips and having your outfit move with you. The Rozela Dress by LEXI is a perfect example of style and fun coming together to provide some new-age glamour.
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  5. Girl in stilettos: You can usually hear these shoes before you see them but with the addition of glittering silver-toned sequins, you can make sure they’re definitely seen as well. Having sequins line the straps of a black stiletto is a sure way to reinvent a classic design.
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MISSGUIDED BLACK SEQUIN GLITTER HEELS

Sequin & Sparkle: The return of the 1980s obsession with glitz

If you’re a kid of the eighties and nineties, the sight of sequins and sparkles might bring on a serious case of déjà vu, but in fact, you’re on a date with reality because these style statements are making a colourful comeback right now.

MAC GRAND ILLUSION LIQUID LIP COLOUR.
MAC GRAND ILLUSION LIQUID LIP COLOUR.
MAC DAZZLE SHADOW IN SAY IT ISN’T SO.
MAC DAZZLE SHADOW IN SAY IT ISN’T SO.
HOMAGE DIAMOND CUT OUT SEQUIN DRESS.
HOMAGE DIAMOND CUT OUT SEQUIN DRESS.
MISSGUIDED BLACK SEQUIN GLITTER HEELS
MISSGUIDED BLACK SEQUIN GLITTER HEELS
SUPRE STRAPPY SPARKLE PLAYSUIT.
SUPRE STRAPPY SPARKLE PLAYSUIT.

While they may have fallen out of favour with the style powerhouses for a number of years, courting criticism for their ostentatious, some might even say, garish personality, they’ve quickly re-established themselves as the ‘go to’ for the coming seasons.
From earrings to sequin and sparkle encrusted ensembles, this ‘more is more’ aesthetic is having its moment in a loud and proud fashion. Tom Ford brought sexy back with his sparkling undergarments on the spring/summer runway, with Marc Jacobs also coming to this pretty party with his sequined garments. Christopher Kane, Fendi and Gucci are also no strangers to a bit of sequin and sparkle magic, and the trickle down effect is in full force with high street retailers embracing these embellishments.
Not for the faint hearted, history tells us this concept also has a somewhat transient nature, but don’t be despondent; anything relegated to the back of the wardrobe when it finally has the wind knocked out of it will most certainly enjoy a revival when future runways start to shine once again so invest with confidence.