How to Style a Sequin Skirt

It’s the most festive time of the year! There’s just something about the holiday season that makes me want to pull out the stops and dress up in something sparkly! Give me all the sequins and glitter and crystals and diamonds and pearls! So of course, when I knew I had to find something for my hubs’ office party, I immediately went on the prowl for something shiny to wear. 

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I’ve been so inspired by my fellow bloggers who recently shared sequin skirts on our monthly collaboration Holiday Style. My friends Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell and Emma of Style Splash styled fabulous sequin skirts, and looked amazing in them. So, off I went to find a sequin skirt! 

I found my skirt at JJill, and instantly loved the beautiful champagne color and comfortable fit. Now the next challenge. How to style it? I perused the internet, looking at blogs and instagram and pinterest for ideas.

My Tips for Styling a Sequin Skirt:

  • Your skirt will be the “star of the show”, so steer clear of showstopping jewelry or overly embellished tops, unless you want to look like a walking advertisement for Vegas! 
  • If your skirt is a solid color, use it as a neutral base, just as you would any skirt.
  • Try dressing your skirt in a casual fashion with denim or a graphic tee. You might be surprised!
  • Try different shoes with your skirt- heels, sneakers, boots or booties. You never know until you try! It will really depend on the look you’re going for and the style of the skirt.
  • Add a jacket or cardigan! Instant change agent! Boom!

Shop Sequin Skirts Here:


Sequin Skirt with Chambray Shirt

Chambray Shirt and Sequin Skirt

I love styling my outfits in unconventional and surprising ways, so I thought I’d dress my skirt down a bit by adding denim to the mix. The chambray shirt adds a simple touch, and doesn’t work against the skirt. My co-star Daisy the Devil Dog wanted in on the action. (Actually she fell sound asleep and would not be moved! She rules this house. She’s 15, and has earned that right! LOL)

Sequin Skirt with Graphic Tee and Denim Jacket

Styling a sequin skirt with a graphic tee

I added a cute Christmas graphic tee, a denim jacket and my Superga sneakers I got in my Stitch Fix box last year. for a fun and lighthearted look. Honestly, this skirt is so comfy, I think I could actually pull this off! It’s a bit out of my comfort zone, but why not? Daisy actually woke up and took note of this look! Wonder what she thought?

Sequin Skirt with Fine Gauge Tee and Dark Denim Jacket

Sequin Skirt with Fine Gauge Tee and Dark Denim Jacket

I swapped out the graphic tee for a fitted one, and changed out the relaxed denim jacket for a darker one I got from Stitch Fix awhile back. I added these neutral heels that match the tone of the skirt. Flats would work with this look too.

Sequin Skirt with Neutral Top and Long Cardigan

sequin skirt with long cardigan

This look is a variation of my favorite Column Dressing technique, that’s perfect for styling a pear shape like me. The neutral column looks great under the long black cardigan, and the pale pink flats pull it all together. I could easily swap out the flats to dress it up a bit more. Again, I’ve used my favorite Kendra Scott neutral jewelry, so I don’t take the attention off that fabulous skirt!

Sequin Skirt with Dressy Black Blouse

I showed this look to my friend Dawn, and she said this was her favorite look. This instantly elevates the skirt to “cocktail party” level. The sleeves add a fun and flirty vibe to the outfit. Simple jewelry and I’m out the door and ready to party!

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Sequin Skirt with Faux Fur Jacket

This cozy faux fur jacket is a fun and dressy way to stay cozy and warm. Why does it seem that they always crank the air conditioning at events? I always freeze out! I threw it on over the black blouse, but you could just as easily add it to any neutral top you wear with your skirt. 

faux fur jacket

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Sequin Skirt with Chunky Sweater

This look is my favorite. I found this beautiful sweater at Target. It’s their new Prologue line that I’m absolutely obsessed with – think perfect work wear with a modern twist. I initially wanted a fuzzy sweater, and found several at Target that would work, but since I already had this one, it was the winner! The neutral color is perfect for the skirt. I love the heels with this outfit; I think it makes the casual sweater more dressy. My neutral color Kendra Scott jewelry add just the right touch. 

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Have you tried a sequin skirt yet? Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this trend. I’d love to hear from you! Hop on the sequin train y’all! Thanks for popping in to read my blog. I’m wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas full of fun festivities and family shenanigans. Choose Joy!

9 thoughts on “How to Style a Sequin Skirt

  1. I have been thinking of trying a sequin skirt and you convinced me to go for it. I never thought to style it with a graphic tee and Jean jacket but that’s my favorite look!

    1. That’s great! Hopefully I helped you to think outside the box and to help you have fun with skirts. Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  2. I agree on the one that is your favorite. I’m looking for a beige/ivory sweater, I’ll have to check out Target. I’d like to see the skirt with a burgundy top, too–like the jacket you showed.

  3. Wow! You look beautiful! I’m not much of a sequin girl, but several of your suggestions make wearing such a piece much more doable. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Jess! You’re definitely one of my favorite bloggers, and I actually draw quite a bit of style inspiration from your posts! Merry Christmas’

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