Smash the Fashion Rules : Sequins for Day

Time for another Smash the Fashion Rules road test, don’t you think? I talked about Fashion Rules that I thought we should smash recently, debunked the myths and shared Try on this Trend tips. I road tested wearing socks with sandals – think this one has potential – and now I’m road testing another Fashion Rule. Sequins for Day!

Sequins with jeans, Raybans, vintage hat and animal print

It wasn’t that many years ago that wearing sequins during the day was a total fashion faux pas and absolute no no. It resulted in the same sort of raised eyebrow reaction as the ubiquitous denim underpants now get from me! I think this is an old fashioned fashion rule that needs to be smashed! The sequins for day, not the denim undies, just to be perfectly clear! Those can die a very quick death as far as I’m concerned.

The amazing Andrea from the fabulous Fox in Flats has given so many wardrobes a huge shakeup during the course of her Fox in Flats Style Dares. She made me wear red lipstick every day for a week – for the first time in years and now I wear it at least once a week. I wore black for a week – that was the Style Dare that nearly broke me!

#FABruary, a whole month of a different style dare every single day which launched in February 2013, has given birth to #FoxinFlatsStyleDare and it is still going strong in May. The prompt for Day 6 is sequins. I thought about wearing a sequinned hairbow, but decided it would be a perfect opportunity to Smash the Fashion Rules and road test sequins for day. Here are some fab tips from Fox in Flats on How to Wear Sequins in the Daytime without Looking Like a Gameshow Host.

Sequin Day

wearing sequins for day

I have a gorgeous gold sequinned sheer backed tank top from Brown Sugar. It would be so easy to wear at night with a satin skirt, fishnets, high heels and a glamorous tuxedo jacket or vintage kimono jacket.

But can I pull it off for day wear? I decided to give it a red hot go!

I started with a base of dark indigo Janice skinny jeans from NYDJ and a fitted animal print tunic in black and grey from Sussan. I layered the gorgeous evening sparkle of fully blinged out sequins over the top and added a Sadie Fashion neutral poncho cardigan knit from Meshh Byron Bay, to tone it down a little. The shape of the knit adds a little drama of its own but the colour and knit fabric make it more suitable for day.

Popping a pair of glitterleather shoes in a classic ballet pump style completed the look. The glitter complemented the look but didn’t compete overly with the amazing top.

I kept my jewellery really simple – just my wedding rings, a rose gold House of Harlow stacking ring, a rose gold watch, my sterling silver everyday arm party – but eschewed necklaces or earrings.

Keep Calm and wear Sequins for Day

The sequinned top during the day was definitely a little bit OTT for a day spent at home, doing the school run, laundry, fadmin and some blogging, but as I’m a big fan of casual glam – taking an evening piece and giving it a day time twist – this little baby and I are going to be hanging out during the day more often!

Road Test Result? A winner!

Keep Calm and Try on the Trend

Try on the Trend by teaming a tee with scattered sequins with your usual day uniform, whether that is a skirt and jacket for the office, or jeans and a cardigan for running errands and kid wrangling.

Do you wear sequins during the day?

Kimba Likes Style Notes

  • NYDJ Indigo Janice Skinny Jeans – purchased from TVSN (I know! The shame!)
  • Brown Sugar sequinned tank – purchased from Brown Sugar using my Brand Ambassador discount
  • Sadie Poncho Cardigan – purchased from Meshh Byron Bay
  • Sussan animal print tunic – purchased on sale from Sussan
  • Florence & Fred leather glitter ballet flats – purchased from Tesco in the UK (yes, a supermarket!)
  • Pierre Cardin hat – 1960s vintage thrifted from Rozelle Markets

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