There’s this theory that explains why we humans love all things sparkly. According to the research by Ghent University in Belgium, the glossy, shiny finish reflects our biological need for water. Weird right?
But whether or not we are thirsty for H2O, we can’t deny how pretty these glistening delights are, especially when it comes to sequins.
Why? Sequins immediately craft an apt party outfit for the onslaught of festive events on our social calendar.
But if you’re a practical shopper that likes to buy things that you can, and will, wear repeatedly throughout the year, sequins might not strike you as a staple wardrobe choice.
And we’re here to debunk that idea.
Continue reading to find out how you can incorporate different sequin pieces by matching it with your everyday clothing.
Go forth and shine.
For the beginner
Left to right: Warehouse slinky cut out top, $79.90; ombre sequin pencil skirt, $169
If you’re just dipping your toes into the shimmering world of sequins, start your journey with separates and pick one to incorporate into your look.
For this pairing, we picked a classic work silhouette - the pencil skirt, made fun with an ombre sequin design. The black top helps balance the loudness of the skirt. We recommend tucking in the top for a high-waisted look finished with a simple black heels.
From left to right: Warehouse sparkle tweed jacket, $149; sequin culotte jumpsuit, $299
As the title suggests, this look juxtaposes textures and it is probably a more adventurous combination. The soft sheen and bejewelled quality of the sequins are contrasted against the boxy silhouette of the jacket while the texture of the tweed gives added dimensions to the outside.
Put a blazer on it
From left to right: Warehouse rhinestone crepe blazer, $249; sequin cami dress, $189
The colourful chevron design makes this sequin cami dress is great for weekend parties. But you don’t have to keep this dress in the closet on the weekdays. Throwing a blazer would give extra structure and coverage and make the ensemble suitable for a professional setting. We reckon that this pairing would be good for casual Fridays to take you from the office to the bar.
Baby it’s cold outside
From left to right: Warehouse teardrop stitch funnel jumper, $99.90; velvet sequin midi skirt, $109
From colder days to air-con venues, or on your travels, a jumper is a great wardrobe staple. Play up the winter vibes, especially as Singapore moves into the colder months, with this silver sequin midi skirt. Channel your inner Tilda Swinton as the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia by finishing this look with silver mules.
Keep it sleek
From left to right: Warehouse ombre sequin t-shirt, $139; tuxedo culotte, $99.90; rainbow sequin halter top, $119
A t-shirt/top and high-waisted pants combination works great whether it’s for work or for the casual weekend brunch look. On slouchy weekends, opt for the sequin halter top to give your shoulders a little tan while you sparkle in the sunlight. And for date nights, catch the eye of your partner with the t-shirt.