The Fashion Memo

The game changer: modern sequins

An irresistible combination of sophistication and sparkle, embrace your inner maximalist with this season’s ultra-cool sequins


Sequins for party season are the equivalent of florals for spring: perfectly lovely and fun, but not necessarily ground-breaking. This season, however, the sheer abandon with which sequins are being embraced by our favorite labels has put a refreshing new spin on the time-honored paillettes. There are plenty of modern ways to wear them this season, too – consider the long-lined sequin separates layered effortlessly over each other at Diane von Furstenberg, or the streamlined silhouettes at Preen and Ellery for a sparkly party look that suddenly feels like a novel proposition. Dress them down (and make them feel infinitely cooler) by adding fun accessories, such as modern-art inspired earrings, ‘no makeup’ makeup and natural hair – whether that means beachy waves, a tousled bob or cascading curls.


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