Holiday Style Guide – How to Style Sequins

Today’s Holiday Style Guide is chock full of ideas for how to style sequins, because it’s time for our December Stylish Monday collaboration and link-up party! I’m so excited about this month’s theme. Sparkle! Shine! Sequins! Glitter! All the sparkles. All of it. I think it’s the perfect way to blow out this crazy year in style. Sparkle and shine are everywhere right now. I think folks are looking for anything to brighten up their outlook, and I can’t think of a better way, can you? So pour yourself a glass of something bubbly, get comfy, and prepare to be dazzled by my Stylish Monday sisters!

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Holiday Style Guide – My Tips for How to Style Sequins

How to Style a Sequin Jacket

I tend to prefer golden-toned sequins and sparkle, because I think it just works better with my hair and skin tone. So I’m going to show you a few gorgeous pieces using various hues of golden sequins, and share a few style tips and shopping links as well. 

Rose Gold Sequin Shirt

Gold Sequin Top

My bestie Robin found this gorgeous rose gold sequin top at TJMaxx for me, and I knew it would be perfect for this post. A shiny top like this is easily styled up or down, so since my style tends to be a bit more casual I styled it with jeans in the first look. Style Tip: If you happen to live in a warmer climate a sleeveless top like this might just be the ticket! 

Rose Gold Sequin Shirt Styled with a Blazer

A lightweight blazer or jacket is the perfect option for girls like me who don’t care to expose their arms. I found this one at Tee for the Soul awhile back, and it’s been on repeat ever since. I’ve worn it with graphic tees and jeans, and to work with a simple black tee and black pants. I thought it would be a fun idea to style it here with the gorgeous rose gold sequin top and leopard print shoes. I added the leopard print clutch as an accessory. Style Tip: If you’re a little self-conscious about wearing sequins, try a blazer or cardigan to tone things down. This is a great little tip if you’re thinking about wearing a similar top to the office. 

Cheetah Print Top 

Sequin Cheetah Print Top

How gorgeous is this cheetah print top from Chico’s? I grabbed this top the minute I saw it, because it’s a classic style I can hang onto and wear for years, and because it’s just so sparkly and shiny! I styled it here with black jeans and boots, but it would look darling over a skirt or even wide-leg pants. Style Tip – keep your other outfit elements simple when wearing something as bold as this top. 

Cheetah Print sequin top

If you’re still making your list and checking it twice, be sure to check out my style guides I shared recently: Warm & Cozy Gift Ideas for Her; and my Holiday Gift Guide for Him.

All the Sparkles! – My Stylish Monday Sisters

And now here’s what my dazzling Stylish Monday sisters are wearing! We have a new addition to the group this month. Meet Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits. She has a wonderful lifestyle blog for women over 50 and we’re so happy she’s joined our Stylish Monday sisterhood. This month’s collaboration is so much fun, and I just knew the ladies would rock this theme. Take a look, read what they have to say about their sparkly outfits, and please click on over and visit their blogs. 

December Stylish Monday - All the Sparkle!

Nancy –  Nancy’s Fashion Style – I am looking for a perfect gold sequin top for months now but can’t find it! So annoying! However….I do have this gorgeous rose gold shiny metallic kind a skirt. Very glowy and perfect for the holidays with a gorgeous black blouse and black heels. But for now, I am wearing it for these cold days before!

Nina – Sharing a Journey – It’s that time of year when glitter and glitz, sequins and bows can and should be worn daily!  Hop over to lift your spirits and add a little glitter to even the smallest of things.

Suzanne – Ask Suzanne Bell – This holiday, our activities may look different than seasons past, but we cannot give up and let the Covid steal our sparkle.  These days, running errands, baking, picking up take-out, or binge-watching classic holiday movies on the couch are opportunities to swap out the yoga pants for something more festive in order to feel a bit more put together, and in the spirit of the holiday season. By swapping out a plain white tee for this thrifted sequin rocker tee and velvet duster, I felt a whole new level of festiveness.

Amy’s Creative Pursuits – Since Christmas will be spent in the comfort of our home this year I decided to create a comfy casual yet sparkly outfit at the same time.  I paired comfy jeans with a sequined tank and then I added even more sparkle and shine with jewelry and fun gold sandals.

Shelbee – Shelbee on the Edge – I recently found this sequined mini skirt on a thrifting adventure for something sparkly for another style challenge. I ended up wearing something different for that one so I was excited about this style theme to wear the skirt. I added my floral sequined boots, a leopard print sweater, and my faux fur coat (also thrifted) with statement gold jewelry for my shiny festive outfit in black, tan, and gold. It never hurts to add some sparkle and shine to our days! Happy holidays! 

Nicole – High Latitude Style – Being a dancer sparkle is my thing. Can you imagine a ballroom gown without Rhinestones or sequins? Of course, the sequins also can be worn at day. 

Julie – Fashion Trends and Friends –  Can a girl ever wear or have too much sparkles?  I think not!  This month’s theme is totally in my wheelhouse!  I love and am most attracted to all things sparkly:  rhinestones, glitter, shimmery threads and material, metallics, and the more sequins the better!  I know that December is typically the month to shine but why not all year long?  Since we’re staying home more than ever and wearing more leisure wear than perhaps we have in the past, I’m really excited that current trends are incorporating sparkles into leisure wear!  Being fancy and sparkly brings me great joy!  If over the top sparkle isn’t your thing, it can be super easy to just have a touch sparkle!  Shine on Friends!

Michele – On Instagram as Seechele_styles My Sequined top is thrifted, the camo joggers are from Walmart and my sneakers are from SHEIN.  It’s a party on the top, and casual on the bottom, showing you can mix it up.

Ada – Elegance and Mommyhood – This has been the year of rediscovering my closet – COVID and all – so I am wearing an outfit featuring pieces I have owned, like this fitted cropped beaded+sequined hot pink tank top styled beautifully with a maroon shimmery tweed skirt (love that asymmetrical ruffle). I went for a monochrome look by pairing it with these cranberry studded suede booties. Between the top, my rhinestone hair clip, my jewelry and my gorgeous gold tree I got a lot of sparkle in this look. Tis the season to Shimmer and SPARKLE!!

Link Up With Us!

And now it’s your turn to shine! Just click that link and hop on over to the link-up party. I’m amazed and inspired each month by the wealth of ideas and style inspiration from everyone who joins in. Thanks so much for visiting the blog. Here’s to a 2021 full of hope and health, healing and happiness. We have SO MUCH to look forward to! And remember…Choose Joy!

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4 thoughts on “Holiday Style Guide – How to Style Sequins

  1. Andy, I am loving all of your sequined pieces, but that rose gold blazer in the first image is my favorite! What a gorgeous color and such a great statement piece! I have lots of sequins but none in rose gold. This was the perfect theme for December! Everyone looks amazing in their sparkles. Keep shining bright, my friend!


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