80’s Child :: Daytime Sequins, Stripe & Slip

Happy weekend, my dear friends! I feel I am forever behind with my ideas with the speed I blog. I could totally quote others or use pictures found on the Internet to explain my vision, but I feel if I act out on the ideas and present them here, it is more relatable and convincing. Sometimes I get comments like “you look good in everything”, the truth is, if I don’t look good in them, I won’t show you. ;D

Today, I am the 80’s child, adorned in sequins, shine like a disco ball. The key difference is I am not stepping out in the middle of the night but in broad day light. Daytime sequins is something we will learn to accept and possibly embrace this season, the question is how much is too much?

You might laugh when I say there is no such thing as too much this time when it comes to sequins, but it is true. What matters more is the design — is it sporty? is it edgy? is it casual? is it glam? is it romantic? For the first three, then I think they are perfectly safe for daytime wear. The set I have on in today’s posts, for example, is totally daytime ready despite all shine. How so? First, the wide stripes are athletic; second, the range of colors used are very chic; thirdly, only part of the garment is covered by sequins instead of the entire design, one arm or front-only — these three design details set it apart from thousands other sequined evening or cocktail dresses.
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To keep the whole look daytime friendly, choice of footwear should be casual, sneakers, combat boots, ballet flats…usually the more polar opposite of glam the shoes are, the better the match. I chose a pair of studded mary jane for more youth vibes, also these shoes are night-out ready, too.sonia-2 5S6A6181 sonia-17

Thank you so much for reading! If you are not totally convinced about daytime sequins but willing to give it a try, here is a good place to start with some pocket-friendly ones. See you in my next post!

Outfit Details:

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel sweater;
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel slip dress;
Saint Laurent shoes <budget alternative>;
Chanel bag <similar>;
Dior sunglasses & earrings;
Balenciaga bracelet & double ring;


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