If a sequined pencil skirt or mini’s caught your eye at the store, well you are not alone. I recently purchased a shiny black skirt that flows and fits beautifully. Originally it was to be delegated for an evening wedding I am attending soon. But, it is such a shame to leave it hanging in my closet without any other use.
Surprisingly, an article in Redbook addressed this very issue. They agree with me, and contend that the sparkly skirt should be brought out into the light of day.
First it is important to purchase the skirt if you do not have one in your closet. Unlike an evening gown, you can wear it several times in different ways making a sparkly skirt a good investment.
Find the right skirt
– Look for a shape that flatters you. Short, straight mini skirts are not for everyone, but definitely work on other. It also depends on the flow of the skirt, slightly above the knee and flared may work if straight does not. Generally pencil skirts look good on every women.
– Consider the amount of glittery accents you want. The skirt can be completely covered in sequins, have layers of sparkly ruffles, be made of a high shine fabric, or include strategically placed metallic studs. Whatever look you choose that is right for you in the evening, can be transformed into a fun daytime look.
– Color is another factor. Choose from the basic black, winter white or be more adventurous with a jewel-toned sparkly garment.
The key to pulling off a sequined skirt in the day, is to balance the look with more conservative items. Layers also provide the needed material to tone the look down.
On Top – Throw on a neutral colored tank top, turtle neck, or fitted t-shirt. Put a blazer, cardigan or jean jacket over top. A simple sweater or even a twin set will also work if they are subdued and not sparkly themselves. Layer the top with at least two casual tops to balance the sparkly skirt.
Below – Tights take the skirt down a notch. Wear flat black, grey, or even white tights underneath. White tights are a fall/winter fashion trend for 2010 that was shown on the runways and is making it’s way into fashion magazines and the street. Pair black tights with black shoes; pumps, booties, flats. Grey tights can be matched with a pair of the new grey flannel shoes. You can also add further layers with leggings. Consider a pair of footless tights with flats for a different look.
Accessories – Keep the accessories subtle; the skirt is all the flash you really need. But at the same time, you can pull the look together with one interesting item; a scarf, long necklace or a cocktail ring.
To put it all together;
Black or Jewel-tone skirt
One look could be a sequined pencil skirt can be layered with a tank top, white oxford and a jean jacket on top. Black tights and black booties on the bottom. Worn with a long necklace and a simple purse.
Winter White or Brown Sequined Skirt
Another look would be a heavy fisherman’s sweater on top, flat knit tights on bottom paired with booties and a floppy knit hat.
Black Mini Sequined Skirt
Pair a black high-shine mini skirt with a black fitted t-shirt or turtleneck, jean jacket, denim footless tights, or black leggings and ballet flats. Add a long colorful beaded necklace, or scarf and the look is complete.
Now, you can take the skirt to the streets without looking like a street walker.