With New Years Eve upon us, it’s seems fitting to celebrate one of 2010’s top trends – sequins. Whether you plan to ring in the New Year with a formal affair, a casual party with friends or watching Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin Eve from the comfort of your own couch – sequins can add that special sparkle to your festivities. The key to wearing sequins is doing so in moderation. Following are a few trends by category to help inspire you:
Personally, I think sequin jackets are pretty spectacular.
Needless to say, they are not for the shy at heart. Wearing one will guarantee a noticeable entrance.
Blake Lively pairs hers with a crisp white shirt and short black shorts. The girl knows how to flaunt those gams. What I love about this look is its classic style with subtle, yet stunning sexiness.
For a more sporty style, I love the flirty sequin bomber jacket in platinum by LaRok.
The single button jacket with sequin trim from Anthropologie is a little more understated and would be perfect for a dressy evening.
I give great props to the girl who can rock a pair of sequin pants like this smokin hot pair by Isabel Marant. Not the slightest bit practical – but that's the point, isn’t it?
I love the way this pair and the J.Crew version below (on Jenna Lyons, featured in Elle Decor)are paired with casual, unexpected tops. Gives them a little understated feminism.
The J.Crew pant is constructed in a slouchy, “sweats” like cut, fully lined and made with distressed sequins (individually hand applied).
If you are attending a “dressed down” celebration, but still want to bring a little holiday sparkle – a cute sequin sweater is the perfect fit.
How adorable is this sequin sweatshirt by Dolan? It has a tough-chic style with a hint of femininity in its inverted-puff sleeve detail. Frayed, rolled chiffon trim lends a cool finish.
Another great choice is this reasonably priced cardigan from Nordstrom with raw-edge chiffon ruffles tracing the edges. This one would look great with a pair of jeans for your New Years Eve party and dressed up with a pair of trousers for work. Great buy.
The simplest sequin wardrobe addition is a pretty sequin top. This classic style from MICHAEL Michael Kors has a sweet golden color and flattering draped neckline.
Also loving the pretty layered top by Robbi & Nikki. This blouse has a sheer overlay of pale chiffon over the sequin top, creating a nice contrast.
Ann Taylor has a great luxe short-sleeve tee with just a simple band of subtle sequins. Very elegant.
Oh, why can’t we all look like Eva Longoria in this sequin number?
I’m overwhelmed with the gorgeous sequin dresses out there. Nicole Ritchie’s Winter Kate line features this sexy gold sequin dress with a dramatic cowl back. Ooh la la.
Also, loving this Haute Hippie dress with sequin-encrusted bodice and a skirt of plush marabou plumes.
Alicia & Olivia created this adorable strapless silk dress featuring a sequined bodice and a ruched waistband. Super cute and comfy.
Finally, Cynthia Vincent’s Twelfth Street collection features this “nightshirt” style sequin dress that looks amazing and feels oh-so comfy. This dress would look sexy alone with a pair of heels and also great with a pair of leggings and cinched at the waist with a belt. Yummy.
If you’re looking to add just a little pinch of sparkle, simple accessories will do the trick.
Love these pretty headbands from Etsy. The gold headband from Royale by Lucia Bella is stunning and would look great with golden locks.
It’s silver counterpart from Fink Shop features shiny silver beads, pearls and rhinestones.
Happy New Year everyone! Be safe and I’ll see you in 2011.