How To Wear Sequins In The Daytime Without Looking Like A Gameshow Host

By Andrea Michelle

A few months ago, I fell deeply in love with a gold sequin jacket.

To me, it sang of fun and made my eyes dance with joy. Yet one day as I was in the middle of a Trying-On-Cyclone and thinking about wearing said jacket, my well-meaning husband popped his head into the room and boomed “Come On Down!”

Sad face from me.

Not because of the crushing realisation that I’d never become a gameshow host (BTW – why do you never see a female getting those gigs?!).

No, I was sad because, although I was super-keen to go on-show with that sequin jacket, I didn’t fancy channelling Larry Emdur, a Daddo, or the late, great Ian ‘Turps’ Turpie.

But I hadn’t come this far to walk away empty-handed. So after the traditional thinking time to consider all the alternatives, I reckon I had the right answer. So lock it in: here’s how to wear sequins during the day without being mistaken for a game show host.

 

Balance your bling with casual, neutral classics.”

 

Think jeans, loose t-shirts, crisp white or denim shirts, and blazers in shades of grey, blue, beige, plus white and black. Pretty much everything on this wardrobe essentials list is a safe bet with a splash of sequin.

 

Want more ideas?

Team your day-to-day jeans & t-shirt combo with a sequin jacket or scarf for instant celebrity street chic.

Street Chic

I tried this one day for school drop-off and it’s not as confronting as it initially sounds.

Plus, the kids LOVED it (as did I).

034 Sorry about the dodgy pic, my son banged this off in a hurry!

 

Got a sequin skirt you keep for nights under a disco ball? Dress it down for day with a simple t-shirt or a white shirt, and team it with a pair of converse + relaxed hair.

twinkle twinkle

sequin skirt and converse

 

See? It’s not so hard. And for more outfit inspiration, check out our Sparkles! file on Pinterest. It’s full of super-easy outfit ideas.

 

But a word of warning: When wearing sequins during the day, avoid parks and playgrounds where magpies tend to congregate. Just like us, they like shiny things, and they’re not afraid to swoop down like a contestant on The Price is Right to try to swipe them from you. Eeeek!

 

What’s your tip for day-time sequin wearing?

And out of curiosity, have you ever been on a game show??! How’d you go, and did you win? 

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  • Katy Potaty

    Yes, have been on a game show, and yes I came third of three contestants!

    • FoxInFlats

      C’mon you can’t leave it there! What was it?!!

  • Oooooh! I love! x

    • FoxInFlats

      Come on Down Carly!

  • Deborah

    Never been a contestant, but hit the jackpot when I married Jason, the male himbo off Price Is Right!

    • FoxInFlats

      Oh Deborah you cant leave it there – more info please – including a pic! This is GOLD!!!

      • Deborah

        We met when I was living overseas and he was modelling at a product launch I was at. 10 years and 3 children later! This is us at the wedding of Sarita (one of the other Price models) in Bali, which Jas was best man at.

        • FoxInFlats

          OMG you are both Ridiculously Good Looking!!! LOVE that story. Love that you call him a ‘himbo’ LOL! My husband once modeled shirtless for a fashion brand in about 1989 – note to self: Must mock him more for this 😉 x A

          • Deborah

            Ooohhh, thanks!! xx
            And yes, there’s definite “mock value” in a shirtless shoot!

  • Totally LOVE IT!!
    You are simply gorgeous 🙂

  • Dyan

    I was wondering if you could please tell me where the “Paris” t-shirt is from, pictured in “Street Chic” above? Many thanks! x

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