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Casual Daytime Sequins

I don’t think there is a person alive who loves glitter and sequins as much as I do.  I am lucky to live in London where Style-wise, pretty much anything goes, so I feel almost inconspicuous wearing sequins in the day time (you’ll see plenty on this blog, so keep a pair of sunglasses near your screen if you have sensitive eyes).  I bought this sweater a while ago, and I love the clash of bright and dull colours, and the mix of matte and shiny (shiny! whee!) sequins.  I like the relaxed, almost sweatshirty shape of it, so it can be worn in a very ‘je-ne-care-pas’ way.   I felt compelled to stand in front of the gorgeous Philip Treacy shop because it matched it so well!  I wanted to stand there all day and just revel in the shiny matchy Christmassy glitteriness of it all, but I can’t tell you how cold and windy it was (the same day as another post where I also look slightly miserable).  We just clicked a few photos, and then RAN back to my car to turn the heating on!  Anyway, here are some photos of my slouchy sequin sweater which I am super pleased with and wear so often my husband is sick of it.  What’s your view on daytime sequins for us over 40’s?

sequin sweater

sequin jumper

daytime sequinsSweater: 2nd day Trousers: Stella McCartney (old) Boots: Isabel Marant (old) Photography Lottie Anderson

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    Suzanne
    December 23, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    Women over 40 can carry off the casual sequin look better than the 20-somethings. And I want that sweater.

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      Lisa
      December 26, 2014 at 11:17 AM

      Yes, I think you’re absolutely right Suzanne. Sequins have a very different effect when worn by a mature woman than by a young one.

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    Little Red
    December 25, 2014 at 11:21 PM

    I really like this version of daytime sequins. I don’t know that I could get away with casual daytime sequins at my job even if it is business casual there. I’ll have to think about this.

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      Lisa
      December 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM

      Maybe start with a sequin trim, and work up from there if it feels doable? I’ve had jobs where it would have been acceptable or even encouraged, and jobs where it would have been frowned on.

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