Sequins and Glitter :: The Fall 2018 Fashion Obsession

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Ladies the fashion industry has ruled: it’s time to make room for sequins and glitter! This fall, eighties glamour is a huge trend and sequins will be everywhere. There were in almost every fashion show from Alberta Ferretti, Gucci, Valentino to Balmain. (I hate to be the killjoy here, but that wasn’t a very environmental friendly decision by the fashion industry). Anyway, sequins with their sparkle will dominate our day wear too, lending some of their glow. Tops, skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, shoes and bags are all embellished with sequins – even beanies.

A fashion lifestyle shot with a very elegant dressed woman on top of a huge embellished fireplace mantel. Image by Veramont.
Image by Veramont.

But there’s a small twist in how we wear them. They’re no longer reserved for formal occasions. Instead, they are to be worn with a casual ease from morning till dusk, with booties, teddy bear overcoats, knitted sweaters and lots of animal print accents. (This styling tip on how instagram fashion influencers wear their clothes really helps to rock this trend too). Another note to make is that silver is this season’s “it” metallic color, therefore silver sequins are the safest choice.

Nonetheless, all sequins have a loud and clear motto: be bold and glow! And this is probably the most fitting time ever to actually make it happen. We have been experimenting with layering our clothes for years now. So sequins and a little glitter to “frost” ourselves seems to be the right touch at the right time. My guess is that this fashion trend will surely last until the dawn of a new decade. Yes, maximalism is gaining in momentum even in the fashion industry…! So “study” the images below and get your inspiration juices flowing! You can then decide what’s a keeper and what’s not. 😉

A stylish woman dressed formally in a silver sequin dress with spaghetti straps and white feathers skirt, in high heels. Image by Debenhams.
Image by Debenhams. That is a great looking combo: sequins and feathers. It has a little of Gatsby’s vibe, doesn’t it?
I love the fringe of this black top over the black sequin pants. Great combo looking great on this woman. Image by Wallis.
Image by Wallis. A long fringe on the sleeve is a very rock edgy detail, don’t you think?
A beautiful combination. A purple sweater over a sequin skirt combined with a blushed pink teddy bear coat as worn by this beautiful woman. Image by Dorothy Perkins.
Image by Dorothy Perkins.
A red boot embellished with sequins in a floral pattern. Image by Very.
Image by Very.
A rainbow striped sequin jumpsuit worn by a woman looking posh! Image by Miss Selfridge.
Image by Miss Selfridge. Rainbow stripes will pop a lot around.
A pair of shorts embellished in pink sequins. Image by Miss Selfridge.
Image by Miss Selfridge.
Love the style - a black top with a silver sequin skirt and black handbag worn by a woman walking down a street. Image by Miss Selfridge.
Image by Miss Selfridge. Big sequins equals big impact!
How pretty! A knitted sweater with animal print accents combined with a knee length sequin skirt. Gorgeous. Image by Monsoon.
Image by Monsoon. A sweater with a leopard print and stripes couldn’t find a better pair than this golden sequin skirt.
A cool outfit! A woman dressed with a white shirt and white booties is wearing a copper colored sequin dress with spaghetti straps over it. Layer and glow! Image by Dorothy Perkins.
Image by Dorothy Perkins. Layer and glow! A trench coat and a leopard print shawl will do the rest…
A beautiful combination. A relaxed feel sweater paired with a blue sequin skirt and black booties. I could wear that! Image by Oasis.
Image by Oasis. Casual dressing is never boring when sequins are involved.

Ready to glam your wardrobe too? What’s your take?


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