How To Make Sequins Look Chic With 30 Best Buys & Inspiration From Alexa Chung: SHOPPING FIX

01 November 2013 by

GALLERY >> Scroll through for the sparkliest - and most versatile - sequin buys available right now! >>

[a href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/msgm-bead-and-sequin-sweater-item-10553271.aspx?storeid=9331" target="_blank">MSGM sweatshirt £668 @ Farfetch.com[/a]

[a href="/weblogEntries/uk.accessorize.com/view/product/uk_catalog/acc_1,acc_1.10/4892729000" target="_blank">Clutch £25 Accessorize [/a]

[a href="http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/031L19710002/113/holographic-sequin-shorts" target="_blank">Ashish shorts £520 at Brownsfashion.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.stylebop.com/gb/product_details.php?id=483718&partner=shopstyle&campaign=Kooperation%2Fshopstyle%2Fgbp&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=shopstyle&utm_campaign=productfeed&ia-pmtrack=56971310&campaign=affiliate/linkshare/uk/&utm_source=affiliate&utm_medium=linkshare&utm_campaign=adsuk&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-_effqbxiNGk.DfpDvpgw1A" target="_blank">Aperlai heels £484 at Stylebop.com[/a]

[a href="http://boticca.com/gemma-lister/pink-sequin-collar/16209/" target="_blank">Collar £51 Gemma Lister at Bottica[/a]

[a href="http://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/sequin-embellished-dress-233471.html" target="_blank">Marc Jacobs slip £1710 at MyTheresa.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.harrods.com/product/miss-sicily-mini-sequin-bag/dolce-and-gabbana/000000000003292890?cat1=new-accessories&cat2=new-accessories-women-handbags&cid=LS_3292890&cid=LS&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-a4tOrjHKNR8kkRFhAGsEhQ" target="_blank">Dolce & Gabbana bag £895 @ Harrods[/a]

[a href="http://www.harveynichols.com/mens/categories/designer-shirts/formal/s458709-embellished-floral-cotton-shirt.html?colour=WHITE&Shopstyle&istCompanyId=c721e458-728e-4a28-bc83-6a1d2abf7708&istItemId=xrtrrlrqr&istBid=t&_$ja=tsid:44452|cgn:809692601" target="_blank">Men's DSquared shirt £710 @ Harvey Nichols[/a]

[a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/intl/product/382039?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-ProductFeed-_-IRO&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-NwYeXOxZu3r40t.eibw3tA" target="_blank">Iro jacket £690 at Net-A-Porter.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.asos.com/French-Connection/French-Connection-Geo-Maze-Beaded-Sequin-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=3248728&SearchQuery=sequin&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=36&sort=-1&clr=Blackwhite" target="_blank">French Connection dress £275 at ASOS.com[/a]

[a href="http://boticca.com/annesophiecoulot/juliette/19017/" target="_blank">Juliette hat £137 @ Bottica [/a][a href="http://boticca.com/annesophiecoulot/juliette/19017/" target="_self">[/a]

[a href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/filles-a-papa-sequin-and-cable-knit-wool-cardigan-item-10557603.aspx" target="_blank">Filles a Papa cardigan £390 @ Farfetch.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.matchesfashion.com/product/166032?qxjkl=tsid:30065|cat:0RpXOIXA500" target="_blank">Isabel Marant scarf £415 @ MatchesFashion.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.whistles.co.uk/search?performSearch=true&productsPerPage=60&keywords=sequin#product=903000060540" target="_blank">Whistles trousers £350[/a]

[a href="http://www.jcrew.com/browse/single_product_detail.jsp?PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524441827559&FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=2534374302062308&srcCode=AFFI00003&siteId=0RpXOIXA500-auVJAueTv9grA6msfAbqPA" target="_blank">Shoes £350 @ J Crew[/a]

[a href="http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?searchTerm=sequin&storeId=12556&productId=12267000&urlRequestType=Base&categoryId=&langId=-1&productIdentifier=product&catalogId=33057" target="_blank">Topshop skirt £70[/a]

[a href="http://www.farfetch.com/shopping/women/k-way-sequinned-padded-jacket-item-10549203.aspx" target="_blank">K-Way anorak £355.56 at Farfetch.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.frenchconnection.com/product/71AQI/Siberian+Stripe+Sequin+Dress.htm" target="_blank">French Connection dress £280[/a]

[a href="http://www.thecorner.com/gb/women/short-sleeve-t-shirt_cod37481182wp.html" target="_blank">Maison Martin Margiela tee £380 at TheCorner.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/intl/product/371231?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-ProductFeed-_-Markus_Lupfer&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-G_2LFhoUPZIRTCzRNuCoqA" target="_blank">Markus Lupfer boots £340 @ Net-A-Porter.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.coggles.com/knitwear-clothing/women/clothing/markus-lupfer-women-s-fox-sequin-jumper-medium-grey/10848759.html?affil=awin&awc=4318_1383314284_1b554463319155061500f4a0f15ce25d&utm_source=AWin-79682&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=AffiliateWin" target="_blank">Markus Lupfer £308 at Coggles.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.shoescribe.com/gb/women/ballerinas_cod44587768iw.html" target="_blank">Missoni pumps £531 at Shoescribe.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/tops/black-sequin-bralet_292588401" target="_blank">Bustier: £24.99 New Look[/a]

[a href="http://www.brownsfashion.com/product/019620710002/034/sequin-embellished-silk-pencil-skirt" target="_blank">Peter Pilotto skirt £650 at Brownsfashion.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.thecorner.com/gb/women/short-dress_cod34379208gi.html" target="_blank">Sister by Sibling dress £660 at TheCorner.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.johnlewis.com/somerset-by-alice-temperley-cap-sleeve-sequin-dress-silver/p721197?s_afcid=af_79682&awc=1203_1383314249_f1ff5a8f49651fd1395950033aa2cc6e" target="_blank">Somerset by Alice Temperley dress £299 at John Lewis[/a]

[a href="http://www.next.co.uk/x52314s5#850957x52" target="_blank">Next boots £45[/a]

[a href="http://www.net-a-porter.com/intl/product/382855?cm_mmc=LinkshareUK-_-0RpXOIXA500-_-ProductFeed-_-Theyskens_Theory&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-vw4kygkjTuXy2KWDpPHdRA" target="_blank">Theyskens' Theory coat £1610 at Net-A-Porter.com[/a]

[a href="http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/clothing-427/unique-441/view-all-722/sequin-cross-body-bag-by-unique-2265356?refinements=category~[209705|208522]&bi=1&ps=200&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-WUj39Tj2wLq3vOnXUfmFPA&cmpid=ukls_deeplink&_$ja=tsid:19906|prd:0RpXOIXA500" target="_blank">Bag £325 Unique at Topshop[/a]

[a href="http://www.whistles.co.uk/search?performSearch=true&productsPerPage=60&keywords=sequin#product=903000060354" target="_blank">Whistles dress £350[/a]

It’s that time of year where the idea of party dressing either looms heavy in your conscious, or you can’t wait until Crimbo to crack out your best all-singing-all-dancing frock and stilettoes. Whichever camp your closet pledges their allegiance to, you may feel that sequins have been done to death.  Team Grazia felt the same way until Alexa Chung – who else? – reminded us yesterday in New York at a book signing, very much in the same way as Marc Jacobs often does via his catwalks, that these party fabrics can look very cool when dressed down.

In the wrong hands a sequinned skirt could look tacky, but in the deft ones of Miss Chung the result is nana-rave. Off-beat as ever, her chunky cable knit sweater and striped skirt – which both happen to be from Mr Jacobs resort 2014 line – also bring a unique spin to the classic black court and red lip formula.

She's a sparky one [Rex]

Are there other ways to give any sequin a casual make-under? Yes. It’s simply all about the geek to glitz or fun to fuddy ratio. Revitalise a sequinned frock with nerdy brogues, for example. Or pair a sequinned top with grey woollen trousers. Pair a trophy jacket with a white tee and jeans. And so on… 

For more inspiration, scroll through the gallery above for our top sequin pieces you can wear in a laid back way… 


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