How to Wear Sequins for Day (Plus 3 Example Outfit Ideas)

Because sequins aren’t just for holiday nights!



Look festive 24/7, whether it’s holiday time or not!

It’s officially the holiday season, and, with all of the holiday events and parties in progress/coming up, that means that all things glitzy and glam are officially in style! Personally, one of my favorite things, fashion-wise, about this fun time of year is all of the sparkly sequined pieces we get to see and wear. 

But, who says that sequins are just reserved for holiday-related evening occasions? What if you want to wear sequins outside of the holiday season — and not just during the evening, but during the day as well? After all, here at CF, we’re all about re-wearing our favorite pieces in new and unconventional ways — and wearing sequins during the day is definitely not typical! 

So, if you’re wondering how to pull off this daring and chic — but tricky — look, just keep reading! 

How to Wear Sequins During the Day: Outfit #1

Products: Sweater – J.Crew, Earrings – Revolve, Knee-High Boots – DSW, Skirt – Bloomingdale’s, Bag – Mango, Socks – DSW

For this look, which revolves around a gorgeous rose-gold-and-silver sequined mini skirt, I was inspired to create a rustic-yet-feminine outfit that is also super-cozy.

To recreate it for yourself, style the skirt with a warm, cream-colored popcorn knit sweater

Next, put on a pair of over-the-knee socks and taupe knee-high boots for a boho-chic way to keep your legs warm.

Gold heart drop earrings add a bit of drama without distracting from the rest of the look, while a bucket bag with a rope handle adds just the right amount of ruggedness to complete this beautiful ensemble.

How to Wear Sequins During the Day: Outfit #2

Products: Camisole – Nordstrom, Jeans – Zara, Cardigan – Mango, Bag – Mango, Ankle Boots – Zara, Earrings – Revolve, Necklace – Revolve, Ring Set – Shopbop, Bracelet – Nordstrom, Eyeshadow – Colourpop

Look #2 is based around a classic party staple, AKA the sequin camisole. I love how this particular one has a wavy hem and a subtle mix of navy and black sequins to give it a little something extra. Personally, I can see this outfit being worn to class, or even out shopping if you’re feeling fancy!

Here, I decided to go with a bit of a grungier, rock-chick aesthetic, so I decided to pair the cami with uneven, frayed-hem black skinny jeans, as well as an oversized cardigan in dark gray to add a relaxed vibe.

A classic, faux-croc bag is a fail-safe option, while heeled Chelsea-style, pointed-toe boots add a modern twist. 

For jewelry, I decided to go with an all-silver color palette with these pretty pavé mini hoops, a delicate necklace, cute stacking rings, and a cool open pavé cuff bracelet.

Finally, swipe some of this mauve eyeshadow across your lids (or use it with other shades of purple to create a smokier look), and you’re all done!

How to Wear Sequins During the Day: Outfit #3

Products: Dress – Nordstrom, T-Shirt – Aritzia, Headband – Forever 21, Hiking Boots – Urban Outfitters, Jacket – Zara, Socks – Urban Outfitters, Necklace – Revolve, Bag – Zara

For the final look, I decided to go with a wintry daytime-glam outfit, which I styled around this amazing gold sequin slip dress.

To make this low-cut and low-back style appropriate for day, layer the dress with a comfortable tissue-thin long-sleeved turtleneck t-shirt for a contemporary take on a ’90s-inspired look.

Put on a pair of super-trendy hiking boots layered with knit socks peeking out over the tops to keep your feet warm. (Note: If it’s too cold to go bare-legged, I recommend layering on gray leggings or wool tights as well.)

An of-the-moment pile jacket turns down the glitz factor while upping the coziness factor — making this look even more wearable for day — while a golden-yellow paisley-printed headband and a feminine locket necklace both add a boho sensibility.

Pick up a modern asymmetrical hobo bag with translucent ring details on the handle to finish off this super-cute look!  

What do you think?

Have you ever worn sequins during the daytime, for a non-holiday-related activity? What did you pair them with? Do you have any more tips for pulling off sequins for day?

Let me know in the comments!

How to Wear Sequins for Day (Plus 3 Example Outfit Ideas)

Because sequins aren’t just for holiday nights!



Look festive 24/7, whether it’s holiday time or not!

It’s officially the holiday season, and, with all of the holiday events and parties in progress/coming up, that means that all things glitzy and glam are officially in style! Personally, one of my favorite things, fashion-wise, about this fun time of year is all of the sparkly sequined pieces we get to see and wear. 

But, who says that sequins are just reserved for holiday-related evening occasions? What if you want to wear sequins outside of the holiday season — and not just during the evening, but during the day as well? After all, here at CF, we’re all about re-wearing our favorite pieces in new and unconventional ways — and wearing sequins during the day is definitely not typical! 

So, if you’re wondering how to pull off this daring and chic — but tricky — look, just keep reading! 

How to Wear Sequins During the Day: Outfit #1

Products: Sweater – J.Crew, Earrings – Revolve, Knee-High Boots – DSW, Skirt – Bloomingdale’s, Bag – Mango, Socks – DSW

For this look, which revolves around a gorgeous rose-gold-and-silver sequined mini skirt, I was inspired to create a rustic-yet-feminine outfit that is also super-cozy.

To recreate it for yourself, style the skirt with a warm, cream-colored popcorn knit sweater

Next, put on a pair of over-the-knee socks and taupe knee-high boots for a boho-chic way to keep your legs warm.

Gold heart drop earrings add a bit of drama without distracting from the rest of the look, while a bucket bag with a rope handle adds just the right amount of ruggedness to complete this beautiful ensemble.

How to Wear Sequins During the Day: Outfit #2

Products: Camisole – Nordstrom, Jeans – Zara, Cardigan – Mango, Bag – Mango, Ankle Boots – Zara, Earrings – Revolve, Necklace – Revolve, Ring Set – Shopbop, Bracelet – Nordstrom, Eyeshadow – Colourpop

Look #2 is based around a classic party staple, AKA the sequin camisole. I love how this particular one has a wavy hem and a subtle mix of navy and black sequins to give it a little something extra. Personally, I can see this outfit being worn to class, or even out shopping if you’re feeling fancy!

Here, I decided to go with a bit of a grungier, rock-chick aesthetic, so I decided to pair the cami with uneven, frayed-hem black skinny jeans, as well as an oversized cardigan in dark gray to add a relaxed vibe.

A classic, faux-croc bag is a fail-safe option, while heeled Chelsea-style, pointed-toe boots add a modern twist. 

For jewelry, I decided to go with an all-silver color palette with these pretty pavé mini hoops, a delicate necklace, cute stacking rings, and a cool open pavé cuff bracelet.

Finally, swipe some of this mauve eyeshadow across your lids (or use it with other shades of purple to create a smokier look), and you’re all done!

How to Wear Sequins During the Day: Outfit #3

Products: Dress – Nordstrom, T-Shirt – Aritzia, Headband – Forever 21, Hiking Boots – Urban Outfitters, Jacket – Zara, Socks – Urban Outfitters, Necklace – Revolve, Bag – Zara

For the final look, I decided to go with a wintry daytime-glam outfit, which I styled around this amazing gold sequin slip dress.

To make this low-cut and low-back style appropriate for day, layer the dress with a comfortable tissue-thin long-sleeved turtleneck t-shirt for a contemporary take on a ’90s-inspired look.

Put on a pair of super-trendy hiking boots layered with knit socks peeking out over the tops to keep your feet warm. (Note: If it’s too cold to go bare-legged, I recommend layering on gray leggings or wool tights as well.)

An of-the-moment pile jacket turns down the glitz factor while upping the coziness factor — making this look even more wearable for day — while a golden-yellow paisley-printed headband and a feminine locket necklace both add a boho sensibility.

Pick up a modern asymmetrical hobo bag with translucent ring details on the handle to finish off this super-cute look!  

What do you think?

Have you ever worn sequins during the daytime, for a non-holiday-related activity? What did you pair them with? Do you have any more tips for pulling off sequins for day?

Let me know in the comments!