How To Wear Sequins During the Day

Posted in Daily Outfits, Fashion.

If you’ve been reading Little Bird for a while, you might’ve noticed I have a fondness for sparkly things. You could call me the magpie girl, if there wasn’t already a fabulous blogger going by the same name. I like statement necklaces, blinging rings and sequins… lots and lots of sequins. Just yesterday I was prancing around in a sequin cape, and you can see further evidence of my Strictly Come Dancing tendencies here and here.

Despite my love affair with shimmer, I often find myself swapping my most sparkly clothing with something more demure for daytime. But the festive season is more forgiving than most when it comes to fashion (reindeer jumpers, anyone? Snowman earrings? Tinsel worn as a necklace?), so now’s the perfect time to get your Joan Collins on. Take a look at my tips for wearing sequins during the day…

Zara skirt, H&M top, F21 necklace, Bertie boots, Michael Kors watch

  • Choose simple separates – a cotton top, wool jumper or fitted cardigan will soften the sparkle
  • Keep accessories to a minimum – don’t overload the look with excessive bling
  • Go for chunky heels or flat pumps – anything too delicate will give your outfit an evening edge
  • Mix your sequins with denim or 120 deniers, depending on the format!
Any tips to add? How would you wear this skirt during the day?
PS – Have you entered my Eclectic Eccentricity competition yet?



That skirt is absolutely gorgeous I love! It looks so good teamed with the plain top and the statement necklace-I’ve seen a pair of sequin shorts in H&M that I’m tempted to buy and style for during the day!



That skirt is gorgeous 🙂 Great tips for wearing sequins during the day without ending up looking like you belong on a cruise ship! x


I’m wearing sequins today! I love to team them with military inspired pieces and I always keep my hair simple and loose to keep it casual.
Love your skirt here, I’m watching a few similar on eBay, keep your fingers crossed for me!


Jen you are my total sequin inspiration! I am off shopping on friday and a sequin skirt is top of my list!

Also your hair is looking fabulous atm, hope you know that?!


Wow, this skirt is awesome, and great tips! Really…you style it well for the day.

But I think I would make it more day-ish by adding like a floral blouse or maybe a chiffon top in a really bright color…like magenta or mustard.

Still cool post!



I would wear everything here! I love that sequin skirt, I think the slightly longer length makes it totally day time appropriate and it looks great with opaques and a casual top. x

Phoebe ♥

Thanks for this post! I have a sequin skirt that I’ve been wanting to wear during the day but I kept thinking ‘Am I brave enough?’. This has definitely helped me out, think I will wear my skirt one day soon 🙂 xxx


Different textures work well with sequins, I’ve found a thick cable knit jumper works well.
Love how the skirt photographs, it’s lush!

Ci L

I really like sequins, and always wanted to get a pair of sequins shorts or skirt, but too scared to wear them during the day.
After reading this post, I am totally getting one!

Been following your blog for a while now, and really like how you mix and match items!



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