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).
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).
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.
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.
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.