See what I did just there with the title? This isn’t about trendspotting, it’s about trendsparkling. Sparkling! Because mega-sequins infused by the sporadic glitter grain they are a’here. And that’s not just because New Years Eve is around the corner (relatively speaking, you know.) This is more a movement, or rather, regression. Seeking inspiration from everyone’s favorite: Boogie nights, Panic at the disco, Olivia Newton-John. I’m not exactly sure how, but I know Sandy has something to do with this. I just know.
Now, it’s not fair to say that sequins and glitter are seeing their first lick of fame on the fashion front. Stella McCartney, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton…they’ve been doing sequined dresses for years. Haute Hippie and Gryphon practically built their brands on sequined mini skirts, and Iro’s taken a successful stab at trying its hand at the material too. Ya di ya da, wa wa. This is, however, to say: shiny freaks, rejoice! Your favorite threads are no longer reserved solely for evening events and New Years Eve. No, no, it’s time to pull those threads out from your party closet and make them your weekday staples.
Sequined pants: By Malene Birger, sequined skirt: Vince
See that! Sequins that rock. Tone down a pair of sequined pants with an oversized knitwit like this one by T by Alexander Wang. Give yourself some slight height, it’s good for your legs, with Acne’s wing-tipped wedged brogue. Accessorize with none other than MR DANNIJO’s Hamish cuff. It’s like a watch, but not. Blame your lateness on the crystals. Take your pick: A two-tone Asos clutch or Proenza Schouler’s PS11 to top off both looks. For the skirt: it’s pencil style, I wish it was purple. Give it a chambray blouse. This one’s Equipment, it’s about time they did denim. Cover your blouse with a motorcycle jacket. Phillip Lim’s got some fancy beading on the sleeves, hubba hubba. Finish your look with an interesting bootie. This one rocks. Okay now, see you in Canada!