With a resurgence of Y2K and ’90s fashion, jewelry, and makeup trends, is anyone surprised that they just keep coming? The latest trend from this time period? Sequins! The sparkly embellishments have found their way back in style just in time for summer. Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate them into our wardrobe!
Dress Them Up
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The easiest way to wear sequins is in a formal setting. Even when sequins are “out,” they still adorn formal gowns and red carpet looks. So if you need to ease into the trend, start with a wedding or formal dinner and rock a classy sequined number like this B. Darlin Spaghetti-Strap Sheath Dress ($88, shop here) from Dilliard’s.
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Another way to formalize sequins is to pair a sparkly top with some well-tailored trousers. This look combines the professionalism of the pants with the boldness of the top, resulting in a perfectly balanced outfit that can seamlessly take you from a work event to the club!
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Sequins are great for special occasions, but this trend is more about adding them to everyday outfits. We’re seeing fashion enthusiasts do this by pairing sequin tops with streetwear pieces like ripped jeans or linen pants.
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You can also invert the look by pairing sequined bottoms with everyday tops.
Sequins With Some Edge
Sequins can feel very girly, but the right pants or jacket can transform the look from frilly to daring in the blink of an eye. For an edgier vibe, pair your sequined pieces paired with leather, cargo pants, or structured denim.
Karlie Kloss’ combination of structured pants, bold lips, and mix-matched textures shows how you can make sequins look tough rather than cutesy.
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A graphic tee can also help to tone down sequins. This simple addition takes your ’fit from New Year’s celebration to high-fashion streetwear.
We’ve already shared one look that involves a blazer, but since it’s our favorite twist on this trend, we’re bringing you some more! A sequined blazer is easy to dress up or down for any occasion. Paired with jeans and some basics, it’s plenty casual, but it’s party-ready with a dress, skirt, or slacks.
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This outfit elevates the sequined blazer to its highest levels of formality. Whether headed to work or an awards show, this look is perfect for the dress code.
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In contrast, pairing a similar blazer with a bralette creates an ensemble great for date night or dinner with the girls.
It’s official… sequins are back in style! Which of these looks is your favorite?