New Year’s Eve Looks: Sequins With Some Kick

Sequins is having its time to shine, especially RIGHT NOW as we approach New Year’s Eve—and we’re not talking about just your run-of-the-mill black sparkle. This year’s sequins comes in fun, vibrant hues, making it even easier for you to stand out in a crowd. If you want to look like a disco ball or a cast member on Dancing With the Stars, we won’t judge (promise!), but the general rule of thumb for wearing sparkle is to limit it to one piece per outfit. Here are a few more tips on wearing this hot trend, plus links to our fave bedazzled finds.

WEAR A CLASSIC SILHOUETTE: Plan on going all out in a sequins dress? Choose one in a basic shape like a shift. With all that glitz already going on, you really don’t need the extra bells and whistles (i.e. ruffles, pleats, puff sleeves).

Sequin Dresses

Clockwise from left:
+ Wanda Dress by Jones and Jones ($150,
+ Sequin-embellished crepe dress by See by Chloé ($225.75,
+ Samantha Sequins dress by French Connection ($247.37,
+ Morning Star Knits dress by French Connection ($298,
+ Desperately Sequin Susan dress by Fred Flare ($90,
+ Draped Back Sequin dress by Tibi ($380,


MIX AND MATCH: A little sequins goes a long way, so rock a standout piece, like a skirt or blazer, with something simple like a plain white tee.

Sequin Separates

Clockwise from left:
+ Adele Sequin Leggings by Young Fabulous & Broke ($112.50,
+ Sequin Jacket by Kensie ($128,
+ Swinton Sequin Cardigan by J. Crew ($269.99,
+ Sequin Drop Back Tee by Topshop ($269.99,
+ Graffiti Sequins Top by Nicole Miller ($330,
+ Merino Sequin Fringed Mini by J. Crew ($329.99,
+ Premium Sequin Wrap Skirt by Topshop ($80,


ACCESSORIZE IN SMALL DOSES: If you just want a hint of sparkle, slip into a funky pair of heels or flats, or team denim with a flirty clutch or scarf. Voila!

Sequin Separates

Clockwise from left:
+ Two-Way Sequins Small Clutch by BCBG Max Azria ($52.50,
+ Rex4977 Sequin Clutch by Santi ($188,
+ Sequin Frame Minaudiere by Tasha ($98,
+ NYC Sequin Box Clutch by Expressions ($48,
+ Sequin Beanie by Anthropologie ($68,
+ Sequin Stretch Belt by Betsey Johnson ($38,
+ Flipp Platform Pumps by Joan & David ($220,
+ Ladybug Sequins Peep Toe Platform Pumps by Chinese Laundry ($58,
+ Flash Sequin Flats by Kate Spade ($125,
+ Two Tone Sequin Pump by BCBG Max Azria ($225,
+ Lurex & Sequin Fringe Scarf by JC Penney ($14.99,