Shimmer, don’t Shine in Daytime

Incorporating a lil’ bit of shimmer into your everyday wardrobe is sure to get you noticed faster than the speed of light……tho a little warning; unless you’re a superstar fashionista editor (Anna Dello Russo), or a walking piece of modern fash-art (Daphne Guinness), less is more in the daylight hours…….

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One of my Favourite-looks-of-all-time has to be the combination of sequins and knitwear for an uber pretty daytime look. The softer the knitwear, the more feminine the look. The contrast of the modern super-sheeny-shiny sequins and the softness of the wool is a case in point example of the saying ‘opposites attract’.

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This eye catching trend is so simple to channel-the addition of an embellished bag is enough to transform a daytime look, adding an element of surprise to the average ensemble.

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While we’re on the subject of the unexpected, sequin cocktail or evening gowns are pretty standard party pieces. But recently some of my favourite fashionistas have been playing with the formula by wearing sequinned skinnies to black tie events, and stealing the spotlight in the process!
I LOVE Nicole’s blush tone outfit, the oversized blazer blends so well with the flawless nude makeup, which blends so well with the subtle highlights, which blend so well…..well you’re getting the idea-perfectly coordinated!
And Blake’s luxe-rock-chick take on the look has equally as much oomph to it (lusting after her booties!).I can’t wait to re-create these looks-a perfect alternative to the now uniform-like new years party dress methinks!

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I can’t possibly leave the ever-immaculate Kate Bosworth out of this post. Her studded Burberry biker jacket and pencil skirt literally made my jaw drop when I saw it for the first time at London Fashion Week. This is high fashion at its finest; transforming her into an unusual ethereal/rock-princess hybrid! She wore this stud encrusted masterpiece with the laid back ease she would if she’d been wearing jeans and a tshirt, but as the embellishments glistened with the furious popping of the flashbulbs, we knew she knew she was a true fashion star. In this case both physically and metaphorically!
(another tip: keep hair a little bit tousled when doing day time sequins. It plays down the look and is key to establishing the understated vibe you’re going for-Kate and Blake get A*s for their beachy Californian tresses)

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