HEY, HOW DO I WEAR… Day­time se­quins? Yes you can

Bring the party 24/7 with shiny disco-ball looks for day­light

Cosmopolitan (UK) - - Contents -

1 WHY IT WORKS

Once re­served for Diana Ross and all-nighters at Stu­dio 54, se­quins have started show­ing some face dur­ing the day­light hours, and glad we are, too. Af­ter all, se­quins daz­zle best when caught un­der a shard of mid­day sun. To carry off this look, how­ever, you’re go­ing to need to un­der­stand some ba­sic ra­tios: think 30% dressy, 70% ca­sual. That’s one (ONE, PEO­PLE!) se­quinned piece coun­tered by three lo-fi items – a pea coat, sweat­shirt, or worn-in tee. Sold? Good, now here’s how you do it…

2 TEE TIME

A soft, un­struc­tured T-shirt will be your friend – it’s ca­sual, sexy, and a lit­tle bit ‘Oh, this old thing? I found it in my boyfriend’s wardrobe’. Vin­tage band tees, like Chiara Fer­ragni’s, are ideal tucked loosely into a skirt. Brandy Melville and Trun­k­ltd.com have cool new ones, or scour sites like Beyon­dretro.com for some­thing sec­ond-hand. Pre-worn not for you? Wash your new tee with rough tow­els to pill up the tex­ture, then cut the hem off with scis­sors and gen­tly stretch the bot­tom. It’ll look cool, trust us.

3 GET SHIRTY

If you’re not re­ally a band tee kind of girl, an over­sized men’s stripy but­ton-down, tucked half in, half out, is a fash­ion ed­i­tor’s fail-safe. Or, try a colour­ful roll­neck (any colour works be­cause sil­ver is now a neu­tral, FYI) worn un­der a blazer or denim jacket (go for a men’s small size – the cut is looser and sex­ier).

4 RUN DMC

Back to the ‘op­po­sites at­tract’ rule: if se­quins are nor­mally paired with a sexy heel for evening, then the way to wear them for day is with a cool pair of train­ers. Our top picks: grey Nike Flyknits, black Vans Sk8-His, or Adi­das Gazelles in a dark shade like plum or navy. Don’t worry if they’re not box-fresh; scuffed train­ers are now fash­ion-ap­proved.

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