Dark nights and dull days mean one thing for us here at Littlewoods – thinking of how we’re going to cheer ourselves up! Banishing the winter blues isn’t easy but a hint of sparkle and a touch of glitter is one of the best ways to do it. Take a look at our guide on top ways to wear sequins and shimmer for autumn and brighten up your day!
Sparkles don’t have to be over the top – in fact, wearing sequins and shine in an understated, casual way gives a modern twist to any outfit. Try accessorising a jewel-toned outfit with the French Connection Slinky Chain Mail Clutch in petrol blue for a subtle take on shimmer, or pairing the cute French Connection Polka Dot Sequin Sweat Top with skinny jeans and sparkling boots for everyday wear. Another great option for winter is the Oasis Petrol Sequin Longline Vest, which would look great layered under a sheer shirt or underneath a chunky cardigan.
Adding sequins into your workwear wardrobe isn’t always easy – after all, it’s the office, not a disco! But by keeping the look streamlined and accessories minimal, you can add a bit of glitter to your working day with ease. We love the French Connection Racing Sequins Dress, with striped sequin sleeves and a flattering gathered bust. Team with black opaque tights, shoe boots and a blazer for a great office look. Although the French Connection Fast Eden Sequin Dress might seem very sparkly, the slightly matt finish means it works in the office too. Add a pale pink cropped jacket and nude court shoes for a glam but appropriate daytime look.
Sometimes, however, there’s nothing better than going all out and really brightening up the room with a glitzy, pretty, sequinned outfit. The French Connection Lust Sequins Dress, in sparkling gold, is totally over-the-top but utterly fabulous: the long sleeves make it sophisticated while the figure-hugging cut will show off all your curves. And for that Christmas party you’re dying to make a real entrance at, how about the French Connection Ozlem Sequins Maxi Dress? Fit for an Oscar winner, this floor length sequinned gown comes in a modern shade of grey-green, with a plunging neckline and split skirt – making it the ultimate party dress!