Style Resolutions: 3 Ways to Re-Wear a Sequin Skirt After NYE
Wear sequins during the holidays? Yeah, that’s not a problem. Slip back into that sequined skirt time and again after the ball drops on Dec 31? That’s something you might not be totally accustomed to (we’ll admit, it’s not the most natural move for us either). But just because you haven’t ventured out on a coffee run in your Saturday night’s best doesn’t mean it’s not doable — it is, and easier to wear than you might think. We’ve made a style resolution to get the most out of our wardrobes in 2015, so we’re showing you three ways to re-style your sequined skirt ($34) throughout the new year. Scroll through to see how we’d wear the sparkler to the office, on a night out and on a lazy weekend.
Yes, sequins in the office *is* possible as long as the sheen leans toward a metallic neutral (this silver black passes the test – a champagne would work too) and it’s modestly cut (sorry to all the minis and high-slit skirts out there). Now all that’s left is to #GIRLBOSS the hell out of it: play down its flirtiness with a structured blazer, thigh-grazing button up and a bag that is more fit for the commute than the club. Wear-with-anything ankle boots come in handy here, as well as earrings that might possibly draw the attention up.
Maurices Sequin Pencil Skirt ($34) + COS Contrast Knit Blazer ($99), J.Crew Endless Shirt ($108), ALDO Gabba Zip Back Block Heeled Ankle Boots ($133), ModCloth Alright, Berry On! Tote ($65), Lizzie Fortunato Jewels Black Collage Earrings ($213)
Let’s be real: this ain’t your first rodeo. And that means that you’ve graduated from pairing this party-ready skirt with a skimpy crop top and rhinestones. Take a more fashion-forward approach to styling your sequins with a smart scuba peplum top and unexpected accessories like natural stone jewelry, bright red pumps and a big personality clutch.
Cozy up the glitz of that sequined skirt with pieces that are its complete aesthetic opposite. An oversized knit fits the bill, along with stark white sneakers, a wool overcoat and a sweater-soft tote bag. You’re not trying to hide the skirt, just tone it down — do the same with your bling-free jewelry.
Maurices Sequin Pencil Skirt ($34) + Mango Ribbed Mohair-Blend Maurices Sweater ($30), Sperry Topsider Leather Sneaker ($60), BDG Woven Wool Sweater Tote Bag ($89), ChicWish Pockets Woolen Coat in Olive ($85) Whiskey & Wine Brass & Cream Bead Necklace ($26)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!