Monday, January 14, 2013

Would You Wear Sequins Casually?

Yesterday I was at Home Goods/Marshalls (they are attached = DANGER!) and came across this sequin jacket on the Clearance rack.




It was $25 marked down from $50 and I thought it was pretty cool so I bought it. 

When I got home.. I looked at it and thought "what was I thinking??"

When it comes to clothes, I'm super simple and I don't normally take risks. I'm wondering when I'll actually wear this thing! 


When I bought it, I was imaging it with a casual white T or tank (like I'm wearing in the pic above) with some jeans like these:

via J.Crew

So what do you think... would you wear this thing on a normal Tuesday or keep it for evening/special occasions only?

(my answer: I think I'd feel too silly to wear it during the day!)

26 comments:

  1. I love it and tons of girls here in Dallas rock sequins all day long!

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  2. I know what you mean about being a simple dresser. But I think the jacket is cute and you could totally wear it for an evening out -- dinner, a concert, a special occasion. HOWEVER, if you feel silly/overdressed in it then you aren't going to wear it and I'd say return it.

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  3. For $25, I'd say keep it. I'm a simple dresser, too. But I find that it's nice to have one or two fun/funky pieces to spruce up my basics. That would be super cute with the jeans you showed for a girls night out, with black pants for a cultural event, etc.

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  4. When I saw the first pic, I didn't love it, but it looks great on you!! I really like it! Probably too much for a typical Tuesday, but who knows, if you have something a little more exciting going on, why not?

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  5. Oh you must keep it - especially for $25. Pair it with a black tank and jeans and it's a date night/dinner out outfit.

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  6. It looks great on you and I agree you should pair it with a simple white tank and distressed jeans. Such a fab look and super duper stylish! Love it!

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  7. I love it! Funny, I just bought some sequined pants from Zara on sale. Have some fun with fashion - it's still simple (a white blazer) but just has an extra oomph! Disclaimer though - I live in New Orleans where sequins are a little more acceptable on a day to day basis - especially during Mardi Gras season! ;) Team Sequins! -Boo

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  8. I am going against the grain and saying no way. It reminds me of Grandma Yetta. Then again I am the only one saying no and as a stay at home mom I have no clue what is in style these days.

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  9. I'm not huge into the look for daytime, but it's perfect when you want to add a little edge to a casual nighttime look! The juxtaposition between casual and fancy is fun for a night out! Plus it fits you perfectly. But if you don't love it, don't keep it!

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  10. CUTE! I say keep it too. As I type though, I have on JCrew Matchstick jeans and a striped sequin top and flats. I don't mind sequins in the day as long as the look is casual. But this jacket would be fantastic for either. You could easily wear it over a dress on a chilly night and it would look so cute! I will be off to the Marshalls/Home Goods near me later today to see what they have.

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  11. Its cute so its a keeper, I'd wear it and night :) paired with a cute tissue style top

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  12. I would look silly in it, but I think it'd look great on you with jeans and a tee!! Why not rock it??

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  13. Please keep it and wear it with the jeans! Take a pic and show us when you wear it for a night out. What a great find! Sequins are in! Just go to J Crew and look around!!

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  14. I think it would look a little gaudy at night (like you were trying and didn't quite nail it) but I love (LOVE) it for during the day. But yes, you need to wear it "ironically" by pairing it with more basic items like you did. I love what another commenter said about pairing it with a black top for more contrast. Also, I would play around with rolling or "hiking" the sleeves up a little so they don't fall right with the hemline. A long sleeve under it could be fun too... roll the longer sleeves up to right under the jackets' so you get a peek of about 2-3" of the long sleeve.

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  15. classic•casual•homeJanuary 14, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    definitely keep it at that price!!! So cute. I think it's fun with your jeans for day and especially a casual dinner out.

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  16. I think you should keep it. Simple shouldn't mean not taking risks --- classic lines, clean silhouettes and crisp colors can hold up well against a bit of sparkle. That jacket when paired with jeans is the perfect twist to a simple outfit.

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  17. seriously bryn - take me shopping at marshalls with you. i can never find anything there. i want this jacket. total keeper :) ray

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  18. Definitely with jeans or black pants for a night out!

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  19. I'd wear it out at night, but not during the day.

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  20. Mary | lemongroveblogJanuary 14, 2013 at 6:09 PM

    Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Homegoods - it's like the perfect trifecta, right!? I think the jacket is incredibly cute! :) I always leave the tags on blazers and take them for a test run to make sure they fit/feel good before I commit.

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  21. I would wear this ALL. THE. TIME. Seriously, it is amazing - I say rock the hell out of it with everything. Also... you could try it with a casual dress and tights in a dark color... I want one!

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  22. I'm a casual dresser myself but every once in a while I wear something blingy and I feel fancy! So yes, wearing it to WalMart in the middle of the day probably isn't a good idea, but wearing it out on a girls night on the town would be fantastic!

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  23. It looks like the earlier commentators are most likely properly, That's very good, continue to keep the idea away i'm checking pertaining to the next one post! furniture restoration

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  24. Keep it and wear it! It's so super cute. Or if you aren't comfortable wearing it (which you should!) then use the fabric to turn it into a killer pillow cover.

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  25. I would so rock that jacket with a pair of dk indigo jeans and a silk cami for a cocktail party or happy hour.

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  26. I have some glitter shoes and don't wear them often, but on days I need to feel sparkly, I do. I think your sequin jacket is a similar sort of purchase.

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