You know in movies when a character is so deep in thought they wander around the city completely unaware of their surroundings, stepping in front of buses and scattering flocks of pigeons? That was me yesterday, pondering sequined shorts. As a diehard fan of sequins, I love every sparkly trend, but sequined shorts bring up so many questions. Are they a sassy new option to pair with tights for holiday parties? Is it possible to wear them without looking like an escaped castmember of Chicago? If your thighs rubbed together would it produce a metallic grating sound? I might need to meditate for awhile to find some answers.
So what do you think? Do you own a pair of sequin shorts? Any plans to rock them this winter? [Chelsea & Violet Sequin Shorts, $88, Dillard's]
If you would have told us a few years ago that we’d want to wear sequins all over one day, we would have laughed hysterically. But now we’re adding sequins to the list of things we said we would never wear yet can’t get enough of. Sequins are a dazzling way to take part in the metallic trend and are totally appropriate for day when the other clothes you’re wearing are simple. For instance, if you’ve decided on a pair of sequin pants, then add a simple, white button-down blouse to contrast the glitz. Ditto goes for a sequin skirt or shorts. Sequin jackets look amazing with distressed jeans for day, but wearing black crop pants at night is a playful take on a tuxedo. Sequin dresses are best left for nights out and sequin T-shirts will become a wardrobe staple.
Gaga in rainbows, Gaga in glitter, and now, Gaga envisioned as a gay butterfly and gothic gold-encrusted fairy on two special covers of V magazine. Is there anything fashion magazine stylists won’t do to this woman? [Racked] Keep reading »
Three things we love: T-shirts, sequins, and world peace. The combination of all three, for less than 20 bucks? Yes, please.
Mena Suvari wore Theory’s Sequined Silk Dress for a night of partying with her husband, Simone Sestito, at Trousdale Nightclub in West Hollywood over the weekend. I appreciate her combination of casual pieces, like the tote bag and suede pumps, with the dressier items–her sequined dress and tuxedo jacket. But since most people aren’t in the market for a $595 dress, I found a less expensive one to wear instead. Find out how to get a similar look as Mena’s for your next special night out. Keep reading »
Designers do different, very specific things well. Burberry, for example, knocks it out of the park with coats, yet charges almost $300 for an ill-fitting polo. When it comes to well-executed sparkles, Gryphon is queen. Yes, they sometimes overdo it — as people who are into shiny clothes are wont to do — but they frequently manage to make sequins and rhinestones look badass, not diva. My favorite is their matte silver tee with black chiffon drape for $325. Yes, that’s expensive, but before you start vomiting at the thought of it, consider its many uses: worn simply with jeans, paired with trousers, tucked into a high-waisted skirt for a cocktail party, paired with a mini for a night out. I dare your other T-shirts to do all of those things. [$325, Saks Fifth Avenue] Keep reading »
We’ve jumped on the sequins bandwagon a time or two, but even we know that sparkles are best administered in small, neutral doses. Obviously, this woman, doesn’t read The Frisky (sucks for her, right?). We’re still not sure which is more horribly tragic: the pink, orange, and red sequins or the large, zany graphic print? [Beverly Hills, 12/3/09] Keep reading »