Sunday, 23 February 2014

Daytime Sequins part 1: Winter Sparkle

Image above: Fashionista 

There are countless blogposts on 'casual' sequins, and yet it remains terrifying to whip out sparkly clothes for a daytime outfit - leaving you feeling paranoid that everyone is secretly giggling at how overdressed you are. So I have tried to scour all of the great sequin outfits out there to create a guide to introducing your glittery clothes to the sunlight hours. First up - the winter edition. Wearing sequins in winter can be especially tricky because Christmas is on everyone's mind, it's easy to look like you are a liiittle too excited to start celebrating, or are in the denial phase about Christmas being over. But it can be done!

First, let me get one thing straight: sequins will NEVER look casual!!

The whole concept of 'casual' sequins is a dream - anything sparkly will never look like something you would be wearing to stay in and watch tv all day. But that is not a bad thing, and it certainly doesn't mean the sequins can't be normal day wear. The trick is to embrace their shiny extravagance and accept that this is a good thing. Instead of adding the most slouchy, casual top you have in an effort to play it cool, play around with the more indulgent look of the glitter. Rich hues work really well in doing this, as do luxurious fabrics. So, for example, a good, thick knit complements the luxe texture of sequins. The thick texture of the knit ensures that the sequin piece isn't the sole attention-grabbing part of the outfit, making the whole look feel like less of a statement. Luxurious looking coats balance out the extravagance of sequins well, too. They don't make the sequins more casual, but elevate the whole outfit to a more cohesive look (compared to it being all 'hey, look at my shiny skirt!'). The more interesting the texture and the richer the hue, the better! 

Take a look at some of the great looks below. Sure, most of these were taking during fashion week, when it is much easier to prance about looking all glittery, but they still manage to make the overall effect feel calmer and more like a fun, extravagant outfit than just being all about the sequins.







58 comments:

  1. nice pictures :D
    i want a pink coat, is amazing
    kisses

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  2. Beautiful fashion love it. New post up.
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  3. soy super fan del brillo en el día a día
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  4. I agree with you....sequins will never be casual....but it truly is all about the confidence! Love all of these daytime inspirations! P.S. You're definitely spot on about pairing it with rich colors:)!

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  5. gorgeous inspiration! I want a sequin pants but i can't find the perfect one :(

    XxX
    http://fabulousstylews.blogspot.com
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  6. I've been seeing that green sequin skirt everywhere. It's such a great color for a sequin pencil skirt - especially paired with pale pink!

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  7. Fun inspo! Definitely loving the pants looks! Need to get my hands on a great pair!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  8. these are enough for me to lust over a month ! sigh sequins .
    Thanks so much for ur comment on my blog !
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  9. Amazing inspirations!

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

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  10. I love this type of trends, it take confidence to wear sequins in the day, stunning ideas!Thanks for lending me your thoughts on my last post dear.

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  11. Such an inspiring post! Great job dear! Thank you for stopping by!

    Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

    Evi xoxo

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  12. I love sequins on others but not on me! I think they look fab with knits and that Isabel Marant outfit will always be one of my favourites xxx

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  13. Thanks for sweet comments! I love this looks! Saw this post with pleasure!
    Moscow blogger by Marina Maximova
    http://afinaskaterblogspotcom.blogspot.ru/

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  14. amazing looks! love sequined skirts!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet
    RUSSIAN DOLL

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  15. Definitely wanting to try this sequined look now. Especially loving those green sequined skirts :)
    xo TJ

    http://www.hislittlelady.com

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  16. Thanks a lot for the many casual looks with sequins you have chosen! Sometimes I have the courage to wear sequins on normal days, but as you mentioned I feel mostly a bit overdressed with them. But here you show great possibilites to avoid this :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  17. Amazing trend! Love it!

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    xoxo

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  18. sequines everywhere! I love it! :)
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  19. I love sequins and all of these outfits are styled perfectly.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  20. So many awesome looks here! I totally agree though, sequins are never casual, I think it's more about the attitude than what you wear with them & is the key to pulling them off for daywear.

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  21. Very inspiring looks :)
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  22. What an amazing post! I love the green skirt so much <3

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  23. Sequins are a great way to jazz up any outfit! I love the sequin pencil skirts (I'm really into pencil skirts right now). Sequins are timeless pieces that every girl needs in their wardrobe!

    -Karin
    Come visit my blog!
    http://karinstyles.blogspot.com/

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  24. Can't go wrong with some sequins! Some very inspiring pics hun :)

    Sophie x

    http://your-girl-is-lovely.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I've been loving day sequins, it could be so versatile and a perfect statement!

    <3
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  26. great inspiration!
    have a wonderful weekend!

    <3
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  27. as always a great selection! amazing trend!

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  28. Such a cool selection! Love those picture

    xx

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  29. sequins are fantastic! Thanks for this post. It is very inspiring
    and makes me want to slip into something sparkly for the weekend.

    Peace, Love, & Good Chocolate,

    PARIS // www.CharcoalAlley.com
    instgram: @CharcoalAlley

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  30. Amazing inspiration! Would you like follow each order? If yea I follow back dear ;) kisses x

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  31. Can't agree more! Love all of the images.
    xx Eve
    www.evedorith.blogspot.com

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  32. Very nice and inspiring photos, thank you so much for your lovely comment on our blog. You have a very nice blog, we are following you and waiting to see more of your posts
    a beautiful maison
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  33. Great inspiration, thanks for sharing.:) I really like the sequin skirts but in my use they stay as the evening/party outfit.:)

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  34. Love everything that sparkles, thing it's time to pull out all the sequins and
    have a play.

    Great inspo post!!

    xx
    Giana.LDS
    www.ledesociale.com

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  35. Hey, interesting blog! I like this post with sooo many pictures. Thanks for visiting and I'm following you now :)
    fashionfascinate.blogspot.com

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  36. Love your inspiration! Such stylish women!
    Mafalda ❤
    http://mafaldadotzero.blogspot.fr

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  37. Nice blog and perfect look! Lovely :)

    www.BellesOficial.com

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  38. Oh, this post is amazing... Very nice collection of styles! Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

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  39. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    I admire those who can rock sequins during the day!

    Have the best day ever,
    -Kati

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  40. I´m not a big fan of sequins, but these outfits looks amazing and sophisticated!:)

    xxMonica
    http://sunstreetmonidesign.blogspot.com

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  41. Fabulous styles.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  42. amazing street styles *o*

    http://delilahduong.com

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  43. Love this!!!
    Thnx for stopping by =)
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  44. love all the inspiring photos! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. I never thought I would enjoy sequin pants -until now! Woah.
    xx

    AgnesAhlstedt.blogspot.com

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  46. definitely love this trend!
    Wintery sequins are amazing, great selection! :D
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  47. Great post I love sequins and now I now even better how to combine them, enough inspiration up here :)
    x
    Sandra

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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  48. i have a sequin sweater - it looks super pretty but gosh it itches so bad!! haha
    lots of love xx

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  49. Amazing inspirations!! I love sequins.

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  50. Sequins are so hard to wear so these images are a great source of inspiration!

    xx opinionslave.com

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  51. So inspiring! I'm happy I found your blog! :)

    Feel free to visit my blog as well! You will find tips on fashion, beauty, personal growth and health between others! <3

    Diana
    www.ManhattanImageandStyle.com
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  52. You can never have too much sparkle

    www.highheelsandtutus.com

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  53. Ohh, such a great post again! :) Have an amazing day!! :D

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  54. A little sparkle never killed nobody! Love some of these pics!
    Check out www.lovefromsimmie.com to see the photo's I took in America!

    Stay pretty doll xxxx

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