Sometimes it feels like fashion trends are divided into two categories: ones that would happily slot into our capsule wardrobes and ones we mere mortals wouldn't think of trying. When I first spotted sequins on the runway at London Fashion Week, I mentally placed them in the latter category (which, incidentally, also includes cycling shorts and PVC shoes). However, as the days went on and more and more high-shine pieces appeared in the shows (and on the stylish women who attended them), I started to question my initial dismissal of the sequin trend. After all, for 2018, it's less about spangled party looks and all about high/low styling.
Inspired by the looks I saw at fashion week, I decided to create three outfits that incorporated sequins for the daytime, to prove that anyone can work the trend (it's easier than it sounds—trust me). While I'm by no means an extroverted dresser, I do love the odd statement fabric—think a flash of animal print or hit of high-shine patent—and I think when it comes to styling the sequin trend, the same rules apply. For me, the aim was to bring some of the sequins' sassiness back down to earth via smart wardrobe staples and low-key separates. The result is a chic hybrid look that would work just as well for Friday night drinks as it would for the weekend.
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