I used to hate sequins. I have to just put it out there because everywhere I look, there are sequins galore. Every single high street shop is selling sequins – dresses, skirts, jumpsuits, even knitwear has been defiled by sequins! I say all this not as the bitter grinch who hates party season, but as a well rounded, strong, independent woman who doesn’t need sequins in her life to complete her.
And now the big struggle in my life is: I want me some sparkly, mesmerising sequins that can elevate me into party cool cat status! I gave in to my childish whims, my juvenile sartorial wants, and decided sequins are in the cards for me this season. And to be perfectly honest, I’m thrilled!
I think maybe it’s because I’ve only ever celebrated Hanukkah, and it is undeniably a much less sparkly holiday than Christmas. When I was younger, living in LA and then in London, I used to look out at all the lights, the tinsel, the glammed up trees and wish I could inject some of that sparkle into Hanukkah (which is actually one of my favourite Jewish holidays). So now I feel my time has come! I can now wear sequins with a charming nonchalance (I hope).
I decided to pair this sequin encrusted top that my cousin gave me with a pair of printed culottes that are actually part of a suit (I’m having issues with the jacket, which is why it’s not included). To be even more extra, I went with a pair of jacquard printed mules with rhinestones on them. You know, just in case I didn’t get the message across.
I am slowly expanding the glittery section of my wardrobe, of which there is currently only one item, sadly (it wasn’t even something I bought, but it’s a start!).
Some of the sequins on my wishlist at the moment are:
This blazer for when I want to inject sparkle into an otherwise boring outfit.
This top for going to the supermarket.
This top for going to a party with friends.
This long sleeved top for going to a party where I don’t know anyone.
This kimono for answering the door at my flat.
This midi skirt for a cold day of errands.
So wish me luck and I’d love to hear your recommendations!
Photography: Shlomi Tal