HEY, HOW DO I WEAR… Daytime sequins? Yes you can
Bring the party 24/7 with shiny disco-ball looks for daylight
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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