You know how much I love sequin shorts, but fall calls for something a little warmer… yet just as sparkly. Lucky, lucky me (and you) they have these things called sequin leggings. While leggings are still not pants and these particular leggings aren’t for everyday wear, these babies are pretty fantastic and sure to turn a few (hundred) heads. I like this look as an alternative to the “woman wearing a tux” thing. It’s also a great option for a slightly less dressy than cocktail attire, but definitely more fancy than denim. With all the upcoming holiday parties and festivities, who doesn’t need another alternative to the LBD?
Little details like a beautiful bangle and bow tie headband complete this party approved look. Pile hair atop your head in a top notch top knot and slick on some shiny red lipstick. You’ll be ready to party in no time flat. Want to recreate this look for your next social gathering?
1. American Apparel Sleeveless Crepe de Chine Button Up, $45, 2. Plan B Sequin Leggings, $93, 3. Forever21 Glossy Bow Headband, $3.80, 4. Kenneth Jay Lane Giraffe Cover Watch, $82.99, 5. Stuart Weitzman Great Neck Suede Bootie, $425
Get your shine on.
You know I like nothing more than a party in my pants, so it should come as no surprise that I’m a big fan of shiny pants. We used to associate sequins with tragic prom dresses and Liza Minelli, but now sequins can be worn “just because.” Dress down your sequins with a casual tee and heels and dance the night away. Why shouldn’t you be the life of the party?
You may wonder why I have not included a sequin top in my picks… it’s because they actually give me heartburn. I’m all about sequins in an unexpected pop, not as a blaring disco ball across your chest. You can have too much of a good thing.
Miss Me Sequin Miniskirt, $74
Romeo & Juliet Couture Sequin Legging, $65
BCBG Sequin Shorts, $98
EIGHTY SIX Sequin Vest, $68
La Rok Sequin Social Romper, $178.80
Keep on shining.
Yes, it is that time of year again. So many parties, so little to wear. Well, like my gay counterpart, I love any good reason to dress up. This includes holiday parties and the cherry on top, New Year’s Eve. Many of us tend to take the easy route and slap on the same old boring black cocktail dress. Really? I know you switched up the accessories, but if I see that DVF on you one more time, I’m going to projectile vomit (in your direction). Below are some fun ways to spice up the typical cocktail attire.
- Don’t wear a dress- Why shouldn’t you wear sequin leggings with a pretty top? (*and because I have to- LEGGINGS ARE NOT PANTS). Substitute dressy fabrics (satin, sequins, velvet, brocade) in the form of shorts, pants, or skirts.
Romeo and Juliet Couture Sequin Legging, $65
Julianne Maria Satin Tap Shorts, AU$149
- Wear the pants- Why should guys be the only ones in a tux? Make your own female friendly version or opt for a cute romper like this.
Karina Grimaldi Tuxedo Romper, $218
- Into the night- I’d be lying if I told you I’ve never worn a nightgown out as a dress. I’ve actually done it several times (including NYE ’08). Just make sure it’s not too revealing and actually looks like a dress. (Excessive use of nipples at holiday parties is typically frowned upon- unless you’re crashing a party at the Playboy Mansion).
Julianne Samantha Satin Chemise, AU$129
- Jump on it- Instead of a dress, try an ultra chic (ultra comfy) jumpsuit. It may make trips to the ladies room more complicated, but you’ll look cute (and that’s what matters).
Madison Marcus Glossy Jumpsuit, $435
- Color yourself bad- Stop being a wallflower and dare to wear something other than black. Pick a festive holiday jewel tone in chiffon or stretch charmeuse.
Ella Moss Nora Chiffon Dress, $198
David Meister Fitted Satin Dress, $315
Party on, dudes.