July 17, 2018

sparkle for day.

the new look

white sequin t-shirt levis 501 skinny jeanszara white sequin top little liffner faux croc bag black matte sunglasseszara white sequin top silver hoop earringszara white sequin t-shirt white pumps san francisco victorianwhite sequin top levis 501 skinny jean white pumpsstuart weitzman chicster pump little liffner faux croc handbagwhite sequin top white pumps white handbag

when it comes to style, i’m all about a mash up and one of my favorite ways to mix things up is wearing traditionally evening pieces during the day. i’ve worn silk and satin with a sporty twist (like here) or in a more work-appropriate way, and put a daytime spin on sequins like here, here, and here. even at the recent couture shows in paris—where karl lagerfeld aways seems to find a way to put some shine in ladies-who-lunch suits, sequins for day were a streetstyle trend.

this white sequin top is definitely inspired by some past tibi collections, which means it’s right up my alley. the sequins aren’t super shiny, which make it the perfect backdrop for just about any look. in this case, i added levi’s 501 skinny jeans (the non-stretch version that i cut myself), and i played off the white with white accessories. you could also wear this for a night out (i did with leather leggings and red ankle booties) or the office (like with dark skinny jeans or i paired it with a houndstooth pencil skirt). the key to wearing sequins in a more every day setting? matte sequins are best, but shine can work too in a color, denim is always a good pairing, and keep the silhouette sophisticated—think pencil skirt and tee not off the shoulder top. and if you’re shy, start with a sequin pair of pumps or booties. i’ve found some good options below if you’re ready to add some shine to your wardrobe…

zara sequined top (sold out online but still available in stores), levi’s jeans (wearing a size 26), stuart weitzman pumps (white sold out, some other colors here and more white pumps below), little liffner bag (here in black at 50% off), argento vivo earrings, super sunglasses

photos by julia o. test