When it comes to sequins, there are definitely some unwritten “sparkle” rules that you have to follow in order to keep your look a little more glam and a little less holiday ornament-esque. So whether you’re planning on rocking sequin skinnies or an all out sequin maxi, here are 20 fashion “do’s” that you’ll want to follow:
1. Do: Start off small
Dorothy had the right idea with her ruby red slippers: sometimes a small pop of glitter (whether it be shoes or a bag) is the right way to go.
2. Do: Rock some sequin skinnies
Just made sure to keep it simple on top.
3. Do: Throw a jacket on it
Pair a sequin dress with a leather jacket to toughen up the look.
4. Do: Go all out
There’s nothing wrong with a little (or a lot) of holiday shimmer.
5. Do: Keep it in the family (the color family that is)
If you’re sticking to a simple black and gold palette, make sure to match your accessories too.
6. Do: Find a longer hem
Sequin skirts don’t have to be mini, Barefoot Blonde shows us that adding a little extra length can give your holiday look a more classic feel.
7. Do: Keep it casual
A sequin skirt can be perfect for a casual work day if you throw on a button-down under a chunky sweater.
8. Do: Pair it with a statement piece
Who knew that an orange blazer and gold skirt would pair so well together?
9. Do: Make it a shift
Shift dresses are the best way to glam up a holiday outfit, we’re especially loving this French Connection geometric print one.
10. Do: Keep it classic
Black and white always screams classic, and we love how well the relaxed sequin pants go with a classic blazer and blouse.
11. Do: Go gold
No one quite does city chic better than Leandra Medine, and this look is definitely one we wouldn’t mind stealing.
12. Do: Go Green
Opt away from the typical black and gold, and choose a bright color for your holiday dress.
13. Do: Add some leather skinnies
We call this the model off duty look: holiday edition.
14. Do: Throw a sequin jacket over your Saturday errand outfit
When paired with a basic graphic and jeans, you can bring a sequin jacket from a night out look to a daytime approved ensemble.
15. Do: Pair sequins with a statement bag
Matching red heels and a red handbag to balance out ripped denim is the perfect way to style this outfit for something casual, like holiday drinks with the girls.
16. Do: Keep it simple
While we’re all for fashion risks, but sometimes a classic white blouse is all you need to complete your look.
17. Do: Go Glam
As Rachel Zoe would say: MAJOR.
18. Do: Top it off
We’re betting that this look is something Taylor Swift has in her wardrobe.
19. Do: Black on Black
When you pair different textures, the whole “too much black” rule, goes right out the window.
20. Do: Belt it
Adding a simple belt and sweater makes this 100% Xmas day approved.