There are two types of people in the world. Those in the festive swing who have been playing Mariah Carey since October, and those who aren’t quite there yet. If you’ve already got the party playlist on, then you may be ready to embrace sequins in all their sparkly glory, but if you’re sticking to a classic, cold-weather wardrobe, you may need some gentle persuasion to embrace full-throttle sparkles. And this is where we come in.
The sequin (and most likely midi) skirt has been making an appearance on our Instagram feeds a lot lately, and we are unashamedly here for it. Wondering how to wear sequin skirt outfits the cool way? Well, our advice is to follow the laid-back London look. Similar to wearing a dress with trainers or a suit with a t-shirt, wearing a sequin skirt with a casual chunky knit, a humble cardigan or a tank top is the way to style it this time around. Think Alexa Chung or Camille Charriere at a Christmas party–plenty of sparkle without a novelty knit in sight.
Ready to dive in to our favourite relaxed sequin outfits? Keep scrolling for the skirts so good you’ll want to take them as a plus-one to any daytime or after-dark event, and all the chicest the ways to wear them.
Style Notes: The cardigan you bought in autumn is perfect for winter party outfits too, just add a long sequin skirt, heeled mules and a glitzy bag. Fitted cardigans make the perfect top, but oversized cardigans are just as good loosely tucked into the waistband of a glittery party number.
&Daughter’s soft crewneck cardigan comes in six colours, but charcoal grey is my personal favourite.
Such a pretty pearlescent shimmer.
No one will believe that these aren’t designer.
Roop’s knotted Furoshiki bags are so much cooler than box clutches.
Style Notes: If you were under the impression that you have to choose between sequins and cosy clothes, think again. There’s an easy way to merge the two, and we like it a lot. To make sure all eyes are are firmly on the glitzy skirt, keep it neutral up top and add a comfortable pair of heels that will last all night too.
You’ll wear this jumper with absolutely everything.
Black sequins always look expensive.
A mid-heeled knee-high boot never goes out of style.
A pair of gold hoops will add polish to any outfit.
Style Notes: We’ve already gushed about how much we adore a skirt-and-jumper pairing and our love for the high/low mix continues with jersey basics. Even a relaxed t-shirt and can be party ready with a statement skirt, and strappy heels make it the perfect dinner/Christmas/New Year’s look. Excuse us while we copy this immediately.
Our editors love Arket’s cotton tees.
Now this is what we call a “showstopper”.
You won’t regret having a “wear with everything” sandal in your wardrobe.
The perfect gift for someone special. Or you, know, self-gifting too.
Style Notes: A two-piece somehow feels less in-your-face than a sequin dress, so for those worried about about head-to-toe sparkle, you can also break up this pretty two-piece into separates and wear each with denim or tailoring.
I know what you’re thinking—this shade of lilac is stunning.
The ultimate party skirt.
These also come in candy pink.
The cutest little top handle.
Style Notes: Add a biker jacket and you’ve instantly got a rock-and-roll vibe, but swap a classic band tee for something a little more luxe, and it’s dressy and autumn/winter appropriate—especially with chunky Chelsea boot.
You can’t argue with that price for an oversized biker jacket.
Call me crazy but, I feel like this shade of khaki might be just versatile as white.
Chocolate brown + sequins = a match made in heaven.
These are a new cult classic.
Style Notes: When you’ve got work at 9 a.m. and cocktails at 9 p.m, this “work on top, party on the bottom” look proves our point. Want to make it more daytime-ready? Switch the heels for a pair of luxury suede ballet flats and continue the party.
I wear this on repeat tucked into high-waisted jeans.
How gorgeous is this peachy nude?
Its a tough decision between chocolate brown, black or red leather, or silver, black or red mesh.
I can’t think of any outfit that can’t benefit from this.