The party favourite is back! But…with a daylight disco effect. Confused? We’re talking about sequins…and that too, for work.
In a never-seen-before avatar, sequins have moved away from its quintessential party zone this autumn-winter and entered the workwear arena in all its grandeur. Bringing the bling to the office, sequins have become structured and ready to grab the attention in a meeting room. Celine’s collection of 70s formal shirt and plaid skirt combined with a sequin blazer forms the perfect example of what this trend held for us. From Dries Van Noten’s shoulder-padded top to Christopher Kane’s ornamentation, there was a whole lotta shine that couldn’t be missed. Area, Koche, Michael Kors and Tom Ford were some of the other designers taking their road to safe-for-work sequins.
While the ramps were surely shining away, the celebs weren’t far behind in taking this trend up a notch. From Miley Cyrus’s Elle cover shoot, Olivia Wilde’s power suit (that we MUST own) to Sonali Bendre’s Vogue Beauty Award stunning black outfit, sequins were all set to become the official work/party most wanted.
We’re sure you’re wondering how do Sequins out of all, become the new workwear? And we have some styling tips just for that! Here are some easy ways that you can style sequins for work and catching just the right amount of attention:
#1. A sequin skirt goes a long way
When in doubt, go for a skirt! Pair it up with a pastel or neutral shade crisp skirt and add on a similar colour blazer. A contrast between the sequin and the light tone, you’ll surely be good to step into your Monday. Minus the blues, of course. Plus you can always add on a gold bracelet that ties your outfit together.
#2. A sequin top with a jacket
A sequin top may not necessarily be a party outfit! Twin it with a pair of jeans, a beige jacket and a pair of boots and you’re good to go for any Friday casuals. And even that office party afterwards. Add on a pair of earrings and you’re ready to step it up!
#3. A sequin jacket? Absolutely!
If you’re more of a jacket lover, a sequin jacket can also be a good choice! Take inspiration from Celine’s pairing here and add on a plaid skirt and a neutral shirt, that lets the jacket have all the attention. With block heels or just a pair of flats, your outfit is good to go and ready to rule the day. Since the jacket is all about being in the limelight, add a subtle ring that’ll complement your outfit.
#4. The one with the shoes
Hey! Shoes are an essential of any outfit (more for some than the others)! So sequin shoes can definitely be your next style quotient. Whether it’s a pair of casuals or heels, pair it up with your formal trousers and those flowy tops. Or you can choose to pair it up with a pair of jeans and a formal tucked in shirt. The choices are endless! And so is the jewellery. Layer up with chains or add on a sleek necklace and you’re set.
#5. A sequin dress doesn’t always say a party
Instead of going with an all-over sequin dress, pick one which has a patchwork to tone it down. A neutral shade or a pastel one, it would be great office attire that is going to keep the attention on you for all meetings. Add on a little pendant or a pair of studs and that’ll be the apt additions.
Since now you have the tips to pair up the perfect sequin for your workwear, let your style rule this season! Go for work to party mode or just a hectic day of meetings, there’s a sequin for it all!
Check out our Work Sequins Collection here!