So, here's what happened: you got a little pressed for time on New Year's Eve and ended up having to run into the nearest store to find a last-minute look for the night. In a panic, you grabbed the first sequined minidress that caught your eye and convinced yourself that you'd wear it well after the countdown to midnight. Now that the party is over and the celebration has ended, you're basically stuck with a glittery piece of history — but what do you do with it? If, like us, you're all about making the most of what you've already got, just see how we've styled up a party-ready sequined dress to serve you well for work and the weekend — and turn that eleventh-hour purchase into an unexpected wardrobe staple. Keep reading for our styling tips.
Work: Daytime sequins were a serious hit on the Spring runways, with designers like Reem Acra, Fendi, Tracy Reese, and more showing off how to make the shiny stuff work at the office. Make your NYE dress office-ready by layering it over a crisp white button-down and adding a fitted tweed blazer. Sleek accessories like a gold watch, a leather satchel, and two-toned pointy-toed pumps will streamline the look to perfection.
Weekend: Yes, sequins are a no-brainer for a night out, but why not shake things up and try wearing them during your Sunday morning errands? Pair your party dress with a cozy oversize cardigan, knee-high socks, and a colorful snood, then add some tough-chic motorcycle boots — they'll play well against the overt girliness of a sequined piece.