{Fashion} Glitter for Grownups


No need to be sequin shy. Fashion Week was full of stylish FOFs sporting metallic embellishments and glitter galore. But all that glitters is not gold–FOFs should practice restraint and sophistication when selecting sparkle, according to FOF style expert Sherrie Mathieson. “Sequins are best in sophisticated tones like beige, platinum, charcoal and a not-too-brilliant silver,” says Sherrie. “When paired with a luxe cashmere shawl or sweater, you have a great textural mix.”


Resist the urge to pile on–settle on one or two glitz-cessories and use the rest of your outfit as a backdrop for these star-pieces to shine.

Left to right: Dune Sparkle Sequin Fold Up Ballerinas from Asos/ $35.81, Goldie Clutch from the FOF Shop, $30/ Big Buddha Faux Leather Hobo, $95/ Eileen Fisher Embellished Whisper Silk Infinity Scarf, $158


A blazer with sequined detail is perfect paired with a little black dress, a nautical-striped top or even a t-shirt and jeans. Sequined shirts add understated glam beneath a blazer or solid-color cardigan.

Left to right: Sequin Shawl-Collar Cardigan from J.Crew, $99/ Shimmer Sequin Tank from Talbots, $38.99/ Shiny Print Blouse from Zara, $79.90


Pair sequined skirts with solid-colored sweaters and shirts in cashmere or cotton. The sparkle will pop against the neutral textures and tones, and you’ll avoid looking like a disco ball.

Sequin Hostess Skirt from Talbots, $148.99/ Bloused Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress by Aidan Mattox from Nordstrom, $360/ Tianna Sequined Skirt from Lauren Woman by Ralph Lauren, $59.99.

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  2. Trisha says:

    I love sparkle! would wear any of the above– the dress might be a bit short, though.

  3. ter says:

    Love glitter! Finally, it’s deemed acceptable for non-holiday days. Love it!

  4. Karen Lee says:

    Nordstrom dress is beautiful.

  5. Rita says:

    I like a little bit of sequin and sparkle, but a little goes a long way for me. Like some of the other comments, I really never considered this look a non holiday option. Time to update my look I guess.

  6. Larisa39 says:

    I love this glitter! I am suprized that it can be not nesessary for hollidays or huge events. It is awsome.

  7. Carol says:

    I love the scarf but at $158 that’s to much for my budget. I would like to know who makes the skirt in the middle of the main picture. Love that too!

  8. Janice says:

    I really, really adore and want that skirt the lady in the middle of the original set of pics was wearing! Love, love black and sparkle!

  9. Carol says:

    I wish you had identified (maker) the items in the 3 main pictures of this story – I’m in love with that gorgeous skirt in the middle!

  10. deestea says:

    Love those sparkly ballerinas 🙂

  11. Cynt1 says:

    I love these fashions! The shimmery blouses are really nice. I would have never thought of a sparkling maxi skirt, marvelous!

  12. mamavalveeta03 says:

    I think there is nothing that looks classier or sexier on a woman than a sequin skirt, a white button-down shirt with the collar popped and the sleeves rolled up and a pair of nude slingback pumps.

  13. Barbara-b says:

    Who knew? I love this look but never considered it a non-holiday option. Really, I need to get out more!



  14. Sharon W says:

    My favorite: Bloused Cold Shoulder Sequin Dress by Aidan Mattox from Nordstrom, $360. I live in a 55 & over community and love it. I would wear this gorgeous dress to our annual New Years Eve Dinner/Dance – in a heart beat. I love the relaxed yet sexy style.


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