When I was in 5th grade I did a lip sync at my school to Barbie Girl, by Aqua. Myself and 3 of my friends wore sparkly crop tops with fringe…that our moms made. That was the day my love affair with sequins started. Unfortunately as you get older it becomes less socially acceptable to wear sequins on the reg, until of course, New Years Eve. Between today and tomorrow I’m going to show you guys two different ways to wear sequins and metallics for your festivities. Behold, the sequins.
When I bought these shorts over the summer I had no idea when and where I would wear them, they literally have sat in my dresser until now, when I realized they’re pretty much made for a night out to watch the ball drop.
Sequins can be quite the accessory in and of themselves, so to dress them down a bit I paired my pink shorts with a chunky knit sweater, tights, and booties. An outfit like this would be perfect for a somewhat casual but still festive dinner out for NYE, or a small house party. Now, let’s talk metallics.
COAT: NORDSTROM (old, similar styles here, here, here) || TOP: H&M || LEGGINGS: DOR LA DOR || SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN || BAG: TARGET || SHADES: URBAN OUTFITTERS || WATCH: MICHAEL KORS || BRACELETS: C/O ROMAN LUXE (here, here, here)|| RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE || RING: FRANCESCA’S || NECKLACE: FOREVER21
So, I wore these leggings on Christmas Eve and to say I heard a few comments here and there from the peanut gallery would be an understatement. I soon realized that maybe my family and Matt’s family were not ready for such a bold look, HAHA. So leggings as eye catching as these would make for a fantastic outfit for NYE, you’ll fit right in there!
My sister-in-law got me this necklace as a Christmas present and I couldn’t believe how perfectly it matched my outfit. I am in love. With printed leggings like these I always find it best to wear a top with a little length because the crotch on leggings always look so strange. I also hate it when people wear leggings as pants with like…t-shirts… can we stop that now? Anyway! Here are two ideas for a more casual NYE look! Stay tuned tomorrow for more sparkle and shine!