There has never been a time in my life when I have not loved sequins, but figuring out how to wear sequins in everyday outfits has still never been a super easy feat. I attended dance school growing up and twice a year we would prepare for our recitals by getting all dolled up, pulling our hair back in a neat bun, and wearing glamorous costumes. More often than not our costumes included lycra, feathers, and of course sequins. I quit dancing in my mid–teens, but I still miss all the glitz and glam of the costumes.
Thus, in my adult years I continue to be drawn to any remotely shiny garments including (but not limited to) clothing and accessories featuring PVC, iridescent materials, holographic materials, glitter, sparkles, and the almighty sequins. Sequins have a way of making you feel a million dollars with very little effort. My singing partner and I invested in sequin dresses complete with thigh-high slits to perform in and when I put that dress on I feel like a modern day Marilyn Monroe.
I am not the only one who is lusting after sequins: Rodarte showed sequin cocktail dresses in their fall 2015 collection and a whole host of celebs from Taylor Swift to Lauren Conrad have been spotted in sequin mini dresses. So take example from the fashion industry insiders and gear up for fall in sparkling fashion. Here's a whole host of ways you can shine on in seductive sequins.
1. The Sequined Cami Dress
Channel your inner Cher Horowitz and throw on a super wearable sequined cami dress for an instant injection of '90s luxe. It's a great choice for those days when you can't decide what to wear and it's sure to become one of your party faves.
Sequined Cami Dress, $41, Forever 21
2. The Sequin Spotted Leggings
Give polka dots a sparkling reboot with these sequin studded leggings. Pair with a sparkly crop top for evening or your favorite pleather pieces for a glamorous day look.
Orbital Leggings, $28, Etsy
3. The Sequin Co–Ords
Do you have a special event to attend this summer? Your outfit is sorted with this sophisticated, sequin co–ord set. You'll just need your favorite heels and a clutch and you'll be ready to go.
ASOS Crop Top With Sequin Co-Ords, $45, ASOS
4. The Black Sequin Flats
Put a sparkle in your step and liven up your everyday wardrobe with these pretty, black sequin pumps.
Loria – Black Pailette Shoes, $86, Heels
5. The Sequin Shorts
Are you fed up with boring workout wear? These sparkly shorts should get you motivated. Alternatively, you could dress them up for a night out with a blush colored blouse and sky high heels.
Sequined Drawstring Shorts, $33, Forever 21
6. The Sequin Bra
If you want to reserve your sparkle for the bedroom or keep your sequins as your little secret, then you'll need this beautiful, white sequin bra in your life. No one has to know you're a fashion magpie.
Sequin Triangle Bra, $20, Topshop
7. The Sequin Crop Top
This crop top proves that one does not have to sacrifice style in order to stay cool this summer.
Sequined Crop Top, $23, Forever 21
8. The Iridescent Sequin Skirt
Look like a fallen angel in this ethereal sequin skirt with an iridescent gleam. Comprised of large, glittering sequins you'll look like a decadent mermaid.
Petite Iridescent Sequin Skirt, $30, Topshop
9. The Sequin Blazer
A blazer is your secret style weapon which helps you to transform any outfit from casual attire to formal wear in the blink of an eye. When you add sequins into the mix, you'll become unstoppable.
Asos Curve Blazer In Sequin, $54, ASOS
10. The Sequin Boyfriend Jeans
Sequins and boyfriend jeans seem like an unlikely combination but rest assured sequin lovers, they are a match made in fashion heaven.
Moto Sequin Boyfriend Jeans, $105, Topshop
11. The Sequin Sleeved Dress
If you are modest with the sparkle or are just beginning to dip your toe into the sparkling pool, then you may wish to ease yourself in gently with this gorgeous plus size, sequin sleeve dress.
Asos Curve Exclusive Sweater Dress With Sequin Sleeves, $43, ASOS
Put on your biggest smile and razzle dazzle the world in decadent sequin pieces.
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