It’s the holiday season which for many people, me included, means it’s time for all things sparkly! But, I actually love sequins all year round and I don’t think they should be relegated to just those evening and weekend holiday parties. And after wearing my sequin skirt to work yesterday and getting so many compliments that I lost count (including from the baristas at Starbucks and the security staff of my building) I think everyone should try to wear something sequined to work and get their own compliments!
There are some rules to wearing sequins to the office appropriately. Fail to follow these and you’ll look like you belong in Las Vegas and not leading a meeting.
The Four Simple Rules for Wearing Sequins to the Office
1. Stay away from black sequins
Go with silver, blush, light gold or, if it’s Christmastime, red. Black is for night clubs, not offices.
2. Wear your sequins with tailored pieces
Notice I pair mine with plain blazers, pencil skirts, turtlenecks and cardigans along with simple shoes.
3. Keep the accessories minimal
Sequins don’t need a lot of accessorizing. They’re pretty awesome all on their own.
4. Nothing too tight, short or low-cut
Save those sequin mini skirts and skin-tight shirts for Vegas, please.
Need some shopping ideas? Here are 14 of my picks that are office appropriate! Note: the black Old Navy tank comes in lots of colors. I just couldn’t get anything other than black to show up in the slideshow below.