These bedazzling embellishments add instant glam factor to any outfit, be it a dress, top or jacket. And they're having a shining moment this Fall, thanks to designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Jason Wu and Diane von Furstenberg.
To channel effortless elegance, look for pieces with jewel-toned sequin details and intricate pearl beadings. This season's adornments come into two renditions:
1) As decorative accents -- paillette pieces sewn on to create patterns (as seen at Jason Wu) and add a dose of bling to monochrome tops and jackets.
And 2) All-over gilding -- where the entire dress is covered with sequins for a shimmery metallic effect (as seen at Diane von Furstenberg).
Whichever you favor, there are a few common rules to rock these embellished ensembles:
How to wear sequins and embellishmentsStick to one embellished item per outfit and let it take centerstage by keeping the rest of your look as neutral as possible.
Skip the jewelry and sparkly accessories. A sequined dress is your statement accessory. Don't overload with other blingy accoutrements.
Opt for darker or subtly-toned sequins. Black, navy, emerald and pewter are always classy and wearable for most occasions. Reserve bright ones for Christmas parties.
Tone down with low-key pieces. How do you rock sequins and beadings on casual days? Just team the embellished piece with something laid-back. For example, pair a sequined jacket with a simple tee and jeans to keep your overall look less formal and effortlessly chic.
Rock the trend with an embellished accessory. If sequin numbers are too over-the-top for you, a pair of flats with paillette details or a jewel-encrusted bag are a subtle way to try the trend.