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We're just under three weeks away from the end of one year and the beginning of another. Cheesetastic, yes, but also exciting in that it is the one time of year, if any, that it is acceptable to be decked out from head to toe in sequins, if you so wish! Following on from my post last week, and an insane attraction to anything sparkly in the shops right now - yup, I'm a self-professed human magpie! - I thought I'd share some different ways to incorporate the essence of Christmas and the New Year into your outfits.

I've also had a mini influx of new followers recently, so hello! and this feature is something that is supposed to happen on the regular. I provide three Looks that I've styled from the high street, to provide you with inspiration for either a forgotten item in your wardrobe or a current trend. Don't take this as a 'you-must-buy-all-of-this' or 'you-have-to-wear-what-I-say', this feature is supposed to inspire you to resurrect all the old things in your wardrobe, but using high street garments is just the easiest way to do this!


daisybutter - UK Style Blog: ways to wear, sequins, party season, winter, christmas, style, topshop, new look, zara
Look One: topshop sequin bird knit · new look skirt · topshop backpack · zara flat boots · ever ours pumpkin carriage necklace


How cute is this sequin bird jumper from Topshop?! It looks buttery soft and adds just enough sequin for the festive period, while letting you keep warm, which we're all struggling with in the UK at the moment. For a little DIY project, I'm 99.9% sure that you can buy little sequinned bird (or other) motifs in haberdasheries - the John Lewis ones are pretty good - so you could easily pop a safety pin through the back and attach to an existing jumper? Just an idea! Love the idea of a big chunky knit with a tight bodycon skirt: I have no idea where mine have disappeared to, but I'm determined to resurrect that phase of my style. Finish with a slouchy backpack, i.e. don't put anything big and clunky in there, and some sweet ankle boots.


daisybutter - UK Style Blog: ways to wear, sequins, party season, winter, christmas, style, topshop, new look, zara
Look Two: topshop sequin top · river island coated jeans · miss selfridge blazer · miss selfridge wedges


I styled this Look for a Christmas night out. I'm sure a lot of people are currently trying to put together outfits for their work parties, final festive celebrations before heading home from Uni... you get the gist. I've been after coated jeans for AGES, and after sending an ever-useful plea out on Twitter, someone recommended River Island. Really tempted to get these in the January sales! Add a sequin vest, sized up and left untucked, and pop a soft blazer over the top for a luxe and sophisticated Look.

If you haven't yet seen Part One of this feature, don't forget to have a read for inspiration of how to wear a sequinned skirt. I also have a party season guide at Ways to Wear Daily, so there's plenty of outfit inspiration for you! Hope you enjoyed this part of the feature, and the new festive touches to my blog. I still haven't had the time to code my planned layout, but bear with me, there'll be something in the works over the coming weeks! Off to begin my packing now, but I'll hopefully be back tomorrow, blogging from home for a catch-up!

39 comments

  1. I love these! I wear sequins all year around, day or night, and this second outfit is right up my street. :)

    -Elodie
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

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  2. Monica Ptaszynski14 December 2011 at 16:34

    I love sequins, and the sweater in the first outfit is one I'd definitely pick up. It's adorable. The shoes in outfit 2 are to die for.

    http://www.mochaandmoccasins.blogspot.com

    M.

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  3. i love every single thing you've picked out! would def wear look 2, and i'm usually more of a skirt/dress girl! reeeeally want the sequin top now wah xx

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  4. I'm not a fan of sequins tbh, but even I'm feeling like a magpie attracted to these things, especially to sequin shorts D:< Which for me are a huge no no, but still.. it's good to lust after things right ?

    islandofmakebelieve.blogspot.com

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  5. Loving sequins at the moment, I'm rocking some Black Sequin hotpants tomorrow but I have no idea what to wear on top, any suggestions? I love that top as well, am trying to find a perfect sequin dress but not found the perfect one on a student budget yet :( Danni xxx

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  6. Love these outfits, so christmassy. I need some sequins in my life.. I only own 1 top with sequins on it :O ashamed
    xx

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  7. Thanks Rose! I seriously want the jumper, so SO cute and it looks ridiculously soft (: Hope you're all good lovely, did you manage to sort out the dreaded personal statement? xx

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  8. Me too (: I'd opt for a light coloured slouchy T-shirt, off shoulder type of thing with black sequin hotpants. I know Motel have a sequinned dress which is gorgeous, but quite pricey at best! xx

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  9. I keep eyeing up sequin shorts in the shops at the moment, I love me some sparkle (:

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  10. Buybuybuy! I love the sequin top as well, such a magpie, can't justify it when all I do is drink coffee and complain about life ;) xx

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  11. Great outfits - I love the sequin bird jumper, so cute! :) xx

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  12. Mysentimentalheart14 December 2011 at 18:19

    The pumpkin carriage necklace is adorable!
    x

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  13. I love the aubergine new look skirt - a gorgeous colour for winter!!

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  14. Love the jumper, skirt and blazer. Really want all 3 and I shouldn't be shopping haha. Gorgeous outfits xx

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  15. Thank you! Aah I really want the sequin bird jumper too ):

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  16. I know right! It even opens up :3

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  17. Absulutely love these looks especially the wedges on look 2 :) x

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  18. I love the little sequin details of the birds on the jumper, but I'd happily be decked head to toe ( well maybe not quite!) in sequins at this time of year! x

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  19. It's so gorgeous isn't it?! Haha ooh me too, I really want sequinned hotpants, but I never do anything interesting enough to wear them :P such a boring person! xx

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  20. I'm in love with that topshop bird jumper! *Adds to wish list*

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  21. Look #2 would be perfect for going out into Bedford next week =D looks like I'm gonna have to do some last minute shopping :P Great W2W Michelle! xoxo

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  22. Ooh that sounds lovely, thank you! :) xx

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  23. I love that second look, it's definitely something I would wear! Love the burgundy blazer.
    The bird jumper is so cute. Such a good idea to try DIY-ing one yourself, will have to try that out!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.blogspot.com

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  24. You're right about the bird jumper, it could make a really sweet d.i.y! I like how you've used sequins within the clothes but haven't made it sequin overload! A little bit of subtle sparkle can be charming. I've even opted for my glittery barry m polish today!

    Enjoy your wrapping, I'm gonna get a move on soon after my cuppa! xx

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  25. The pumpkin carriage necklace is lovely! xx

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  26. Indeed ;) Oh I'm jealous you're going out haha, I'm back home for Christmas now, no more drunken escapades for three weeks sadly! Thanks sweet! xx

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  27. Thank you lovely! Ooh let me know you if you decide to try it out (:

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  28. Thank you so much sweet! I'm all about the sparkle today, I've overloaded my nails hahaha. x

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  29. I absolutely love both outfits!
    - Olivia xx

    http://thatismystyle-styleguru.blogspot.com

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  30. Ella Belle Vintage16 December 2011 at 16:05

    Love this post Michelle! I always love sequins but dont think I could pull them off, so something like the first jumper would be perfect xx

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  31. Thanks Ella (: I could def imagine you in the birdy jumper! xx

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