AUTUMN ARRIVALS: SHINE AND SEQUIN



Sequins, the glittering embellishment which had taken a backseat - left to adorn outdated ensembles and garish party dresses - is making a well rounded comeback. The once much loved iridescent disc reached peak fever pitch in the latter nighties and early noughties - I mean who remembers the iconic sequin hanky top circa Jules in Bend it like Beckham? It's safe to say the that shine emitting sequin had a fair part to play in my childhood and such is reason enough to emphasise the crucial point that is the modern day sequin MUST be done right - one, to evade looking like a typical Christmas/New year shinning disco-ball and two, most importantly - to avoid looking cheap. Take inspiration from the catwalks of Autumn/Winter 15 such as Rodarte - a knee length dress showing just the right amount of skin averts the shiny sequin trio of black, pink and silver from attaining a tacky attribute - similarly, a sweep of opaque hosiery will add a gothic element and seal the ordeal. In an akin yet more silk swish manner, take tips of Alexa Chung and pair a multi-colour striped jumper with a pleated gold foil midi skirt - the length of the season - if you're too afraid to brave the statement sequin, this is the look for you.

ASOS, as it continually does, gave a copious offering when it came to the sequin search - emit Joseph and his technicolour dreamcoat vibes with the 'Dazzle Disco Longline Tunic', pair with an off-white roll neck for everyday wearability or go all out, such is also perfect for party wear - you'll stand out at least. 

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