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TRENDS

December 19, 2016

By Jody Hume

TREND TEST: CAN YOU WEAR SEQUINS TO THE OFFICE?

How To Wear Sequin To The Office
More and more, trends are sticking around and evolving throughout the seasons. Case in point: sequins — a fall 2016 trend that shows no signs of slowing for the coming spring. On the fall 2016 runways, we saw all-over embellishment at Gucci, graphic black and white sequins at Chanel and festive, sparkly dresses at Dolce & Gabbana, just to name a few. For Spring 2017, the theme continued as Monse went nautical, Gucci doubled down on its maximalist motifs and Sarah Burton splashed waves of the shiny discs on the closing evening looks at Alexander McQueen. Since it looks like this one is sticking around, we decided to take it for a spin — but instead of going for over-the-top gowns or going-out looks, we wondered, can you wear this at your desk? To test the trend, we asked three ladies to try it out. Here’s how it went.

How To Wear Sequins To The OfficeLouis Vuitton Embellished Wool Top, $395Oscar de la Renta Tassel Earrings, $175; Jimmy Choo Sequin Loafers, $175 


Jory Bidart, Marketing Project Manager

Do you normally wear sequins? What’s your day-to-day shine level?
Not normally. My day-to-day shine comes down to maybe a piece of jewelry.
How would you describe your look? What did you think of it?
Innocent sparkle. I was comfortable with the shine level of this, but I don’t usually wear pink!
What was your favorite thing about trying this look?
It was fun to try on an outfit that I wouldn’t normally wear. I don’t have much sparkle in my own closet.
Any tips for pulling it off?
Consider the occasion and number of sequin pieces. If it is day-time, maybe pair sequins with color and a night, pair sequins with black or darker hues.

How To Wear Sequins To The OfficeTibi Sequined Gown, $125; Jean Paul Gaultier Turtleneck, $75; Jimmy Choo Anouk Pumps, $275; Christian Dior Mini Lady Dior Bag, $4,450

 

Riley Bennett, Merchandising Project Manager

Do you normally wear sequins? What’s your day-to-day shine level?
I like some sparkle, though I probably wear metallics more than sequins. I like unexpected quirky elements to an outfit, and sparkle or shine can add that.
What did you think of your look? How would you describe it?
What I love about my look here is that it’s a way to bring a wardrobe piece I might normally wear once or twice for a special event into heavier rotation. I always want my wardrobe to be more versatile. I’d describe my look as bringing evening to the daytime.
Did you feel like you were wearing a going out look to work?
No, I felt like the turtleneck made it decidedly day.
What was your favorite thing about trying this look?
I’ve been obsessed with this Tibi dress ever since I saw a picture of Diane Kruger wearing it (love her) so anything that means I could wear it more often I am on board with. Also I like having my wardrobe pieces not be just for one occasion or daytime, so it helps me see how to make pieces more versatile.

How To Wear Sequins To The OfficeDiane Von Furstenberg Cardigan, $65Diane Von Furstenberg Silk Sequin Blouse, $95; Oscar de la Renta Skirt, $345; Dolce & Gabbana Miss Sicily Bag, $1,475; Lanvin Cocktail Ring, $155

 

Taylor Mopress, Marketing Intern

Do you normally wear sequins? What’s your day-to-day shine level?
I do not normally wear sequins. When I do, especially if at work, I’d say my shine level is pretty minimal — usually just earrings, and maybe sparkly nail polish.
Did you feel like you were wearing a going out look to work?
I didn’t necessarily feel like I was wearing a going out look, more just adding some extra dazzle for the holidays!
What was your favorite thing about trying this look?
Loved all of the glitter, especially the skirt and its fit.
Any tips for pulling it off?
Comfort and confidence is key!

Ready to test the trend yourself? Shop our collection of sequin pieces here.