Didn’t you hear? Sequins are now for life, not just for festive partying (though we won’t stop you from busting them out for the approaching party season). Well, at least that’s what we’ll be doing, taking into consideration the immense number of cues thrown our way by designers thus far.


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With its ubiquity for Spring/Summer 2018, sequins are having a major moment in the fashion insiders’ books. Sparkle-loving Gucci, Halpern and Fendi were predictably on board the sequin bandwagon with their SS18 collections, delivering a master class in the art of all that glitters. With the likes of sweaters, tulle confections and flared trousers unabashedly plastered all-over with sequins, these fashion houses sure do know how to stage a dazzling show.


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Then there were the unexpected game changers who arrived at the sequin-clad party; cool kids on the block JW Anderson, Victoria Beckham and Saint Laurent finally deemed sequins fit for their rarely-flamboyant, mostly-dark-romantic appeal. Conveying a tasteful splendour of diamante-embellished babydoll dresses and even a fairytale-worthy sequinned court shoe, it was evident that designers across the board couldn’t resist a splash of sparkle.

Below, we unravel the tips and tricks to incorporate all-over sequins into your everyday wardrobe. Warning: Hard-to-resist, scintillating outfits are to follow.


Casual off-duty


Zara Tshirt, $39.90; Red Valentino Tulle Skirt, $634.30; Christopher Kane Sequin Earrings, $225; Zara Sandals, $59.90; Zara Bag, $79.90

Throw on a quirky sequinned t-shirt with tongue-in-cheek graphic motifs and pair it with a tulle skirt, some ruffled sandals, and zesty statement earrings for a brightly coloured ensemble.


Work wear

Rick Owens Hoodie, $3,491; Kingsley Ryan Sterling Silver Geo Drop Earrings, $12.93; Gestuz Lilac Glitter Shoes, $364.20; Zara Sequinned Trousers, $89.90; Faith Bag, $75.43

Team a classy cropped hoodie with some fun striped palazzo trousers to liven up your office wardrobe. For an expected twist, rock a pair of sequin emblazoned slingback pumps to really bring out the full spirit of the ornamental bling.


Date night

Off-White Jacket, $842.95; Gucci Dionysus Bag, $4,312.85; Miu Miu Dress, $7,333.75; Modparade Mules, $42; Aurelie Bidermann Earrings, $692

Shine bright and make a lasting impression with this spirited number covered in light-catching paillettes. Pair it with a cropped denim jacket, some twinkling hoops, and a pair of ruffle detail mules for a breezy ensemble.


Party time

Jimmy Choo Chandra Clutch, $1925; Saloni Blouse, $280.15; Ashish Striped Dress, $2,832; Fendi Boots, $1,589

A delicate number such as this tie-neck tulle blouse will surely look spectacular layered underneath a sequin-covered sundress. You’ll be the life on the party when you complete this look with a pair of red velveteen sock boots, and a dazzling shoulder clutch.