Let summer 2016 be the season that sequins break free of their Vegas weekend/holiday party/senior prom confines and take to the streets. Everything's better with sparkles, and there are two main tricks to making disco ball levels of shine work for daytime. One: pay attention to shape. A slinky, sequined mini-dress may read as clubby but a boxy shift can be easily dressed down. Two: wear sequins like you wear your basics. If you're a jeans-and-tees girl, try a sparkly top with your denim. Or, if slip dresses and Stan Smiths are your warm-weather uniform, add a shiny version of that same silhouette to the rotation.
Here, we've put together a guide to styling summertime sequins. Read our tips, then go forth and sparkle.
A look that could have easily veered into princess-y territory is grounded with a neutral jacket and a slouchy bag.
There are sequins under there. Wait for it….
There's something about the combination of disco glitter and natural fabrics that just works. Here, a sequined slip is dressed down with a striped jacket and raffia-soled espadrilles.
It's OK to want a sequined fanny pack. We are right there with you.
Print this out, put it in your wallet, and look at it the next time you fall in love with a sequined dress and think, "but where will I wear it?"
If you're not ready to wear full-on sequins in broad daylight, a sparkly accessory is a great way to take the trend for a test drive.
Photographed by David Cortes. Modeling by Laura Hanson Sims for The Society. Styling by Shea Daspin. Hair and makeup by Andi Metro.