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How To Wear Sequins for Daytime

Ganni Kimono

Not all sequined clothes are appropriate for wearing during the day, but most of them are.  I thought I’d show you what I wore yesterday (Saturday), a sequin kimono from Ganni which I bought a few years ago.  I love the contrast of the warm gold sequins on the cold duck egg blue… I loved this colour combination so much when I bought it that I completely ignored the fact that the kimono length cuts me exactly in half, a proportion which isn’t flattering on anyone.  I really wanted the longer version (which was a much better two thirds proportion) but it was sold out.  I took the last one I could find (not even my size!) after scouring the internet, and decided to call it a victory.

Now, the key to wearing sequins for daytime is to do it in a “What, this old thing?” kind of way.   Equally important, everything else you’re wearing has to be chill… hair, makeup, jewellery, etc., otherwise you risk looking like you’re trying way too hard, or worse, like you’re making your way home from the night before (is it still called ‘The Walk Of Shame’?).  Yesterday it was so windy that my hair was a mess, so I definitely wasn’t in any danger of looking like I was trying too hard.  I even wore lip balm instead of lipstick (I know!  Get me, all low maintenance).

Windy hair and kimono

Annnnd, the wind got worse.  I’m trying to be patient, but I started to have a serious sense of humour failure when my hair began to resemble an actual bird’s nest (below).

Ganni sequin kimono

Chanel and Ganni kimono

Anyway, back to glittering daytime kimonos…  I don’t like this duck egg blue colour with denim, so I wore some navy Winser London jeans instead.  As usual, the only shoes that worked were my comfortable beloved multicolour glitter pumps which I wear on repeat.  I also pulled out this golden Chanel 2.55 bag.  I know a few of you bag lovers will want a close-up, so here goes.

Chanel 2.55 golden bag

Remember in my last post where I mentioned that I am a firm believer that if you buy what you love, it all magically goes together?  Here is another case in point.  I’ve had this gorgeous set of Pomellato Nudo rings for several years.  At the time, I chose them in the three colours of sea, sky, and sun because they felt summery, casual, and versatile.  And what do you know, they happen to perfectly and somewhat accidentally match this kimono and the navy jeans.

Pomellato Nudo RingsPomellato Nudo Rings

I’ve searched online for more good sequin kimonos, but they’re hard to find.  Most fall into the boho/festival category, which isn’t really my thing.  Instead, I have found a few statement ones at various price points; the pink long one especially caught my eye.  I’m stretching the definition of kimono to include an outrageously-priced sequin striped wrap dress because I just want you to see it and gaze upon its wondrousness.  It is so beautiful it hurts.

Now go wear your sequins in daytime!  Nothing is more beautiful than sequins in summer sunlight.

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Patti
    August 13, 2017 at 10:39 PM

    I really, really love this color combination too, Lisa. That is a fabulous kimono. Thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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      Lisa
      August 14, 2017 at 11:53 AM

      Thank you, Patti. I bet you find good kimonos in your work! xx

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    Ann
    August 13, 2017 at 11:46 PM

    Damn, that striped wrap dress really is gorgeous! OK, I’m now on the alert for an actual kimono. And thanks for the tip to make the rest of the ensemble low key. You’re right.

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      Lisa
      August 14, 2017 at 11:52 AM

      Isn’t the striped sequin dress just unbelievable, Ann? Can we go in halfies on it together 🙂 Etsy has some good kimonos, and there’s a nice one on sale at Zara that I just ran across. I’m giving a lot of thought to that long pink one I linked to; I adore a long coat and it looks very useful with my winter wardrobe. Let me know what you find! xx

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    jaymieashcraft
    August 14, 2017 at 12:10 AM

    Love this kimono!!
    Jaymie
    http://www.jaymieashcraft.com

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      Lisa
      August 14, 2017 at 11:50 AM

      Thanks Jaymie! xx

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    josep-maria
    August 14, 2017 at 9:32 AM

    What a wonderful sequin kimono, it is a beautiful garment and is perfect with the rest of the look more informal. The outfit is beautiful, with all those wonderful accessories and fantastic heeled shoes. A beautiful proposal, a beautiful look!

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      Lisa
      August 14, 2017 at 11:49 AM

      Thank you so much, Josep-Maria; I’m so glad you like it all. I’m needing a few more kimonos in my life now! xx

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    simplementlui
    August 14, 2017 at 1:46 PM

    In one word: brilliant! Great outfit and colors 😉

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/tuscany-pisa/

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      Lisa
      August 16, 2017 at 3:34 PM

      Thank you so much! xx

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    RetroChicMama
    August 14, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    Damn I adore that bag Lisa! The whole outfit is a feast on the eyes but as you say, not at all over done. With this look I can definitely imagine myself wearing a little sequins during the day xx

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      Lisa
      August 16, 2017 at 3:34 PM

      Honestly, the close up shot was just for you, Michelle! 🙂 We’ll have you in daytime sequins in no time… xx

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    Nancy
    August 14, 2017 at 3:18 PM

    Fabulous colours! And good tips!

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      Lisa
      August 16, 2017 at 3:31 PM

      Thank you Nancy! xx

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    LA CONTESSA
    August 14, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    YES< MADAME!
    I will FESTOON MYSELF SOON and head to the grocery store………………
    I LOVED YOUR HAIR IN THE BIRD NEST STYLE!!!!!!
    XX

    • Reply
      Lisa
      August 16, 2017 at 3:31 PM

      You’ll be the most glamorous person there, no doubt! Thank you, Elizabeth. xx

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    Is This Mutton?
    August 15, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    A fantastic outfit because all the constituent parts work so well – the colours, the rings, the bag, the shoes! I love that colour combination.

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      Lisa
      August 16, 2017 at 3:30 PM

      I do too, and it isn’t a combination I see often. Glad you like it too! xx

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    No Fear of Fashion
    August 15, 2017 at 9:38 PM

    Your love of sequins is so infectious. You got me on several sequined items now. And I hate the feel of them and the constant “getting caught” by a sequin. But I do love the glitter and the unusualness (is that a word?) of it.
    Love this kimono. How did you find that top with it? And you are right, dark blue skinnies are better than jeans with the duck egg.
    To avoid two halves, you can always tuck one side in, like you seem to be doing in the fourth picture.
    Now.. the bag.. I remember reading you only (….) had two Birkin bags. And here is a gold Chanel popping out of the closet.
    Your hair, although you call it a bird’s nest, looks nice. You have lots of hair and that is good!
    Greetje

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      Lisa
      August 16, 2017 at 3:29 PM

      I’m converting everyone, one sequin at a time… making the world a sparklier place! I lucked out and found this little tank top recently in Topshop; I knew immediately it would match so I bought two just in case!

      Yeah, I’m really not a bag girl, but I do have a few good ones. I don’t carry the Chanel often (too small for everyday and doesn’t match many evening outfits) but I do like it. I’ll probably get more use out of it when I’m older. It feels a little too elegant for me, if that makes sense?! xx

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    Mithra Ballesteros
    August 15, 2017 at 9:39 PM

    Okay full disclosure: shopping in our nation’s capitol this weekend, I tried on a fishtail sequin skirt at BHLDN. There’s no way I would have even considered such an item if not for your sparkling influence. It didn’t fit but I’m nearing the state of pressure needed to puncture my sequin barrier. Maybe we should sequin shop together next month?

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      Lisa
      August 16, 2017 at 3:26 PM

      Oh, we’re going to sort your sequin deficit next month FOR SURE! Remember those sequin pyjamas as Selfridges? xx

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