There are oodles of options for adorning ourselves in sparkles; jewelry (of course), rhinestone clutches, studded belts, hats, boots, eye shadows, even hairspray. But the one that comes out this time of year is - sequins.
The origin of sequins goes back to the Mediterranean during ancient times. Coins, called sikka’s, were sewn onto women’s garments as a sign of wealth (and a place to keep the coins safe!). The trend was popular enough to evolve into other cultures and become the sequins we know today.
Whether you wear a little sequined tee peaking out of a sweater or a slinky sequined sheath that turns every head in the room, sequins are fun to pair and wear in a hundred ways. So much so that many designers embraced sequins for their 2012 resort and spring collections. Naeem Khan, Badgley Mischka, Marchesa and J. Mendel are just a few of the designer lines meant to bedazzle you with sequins. And Christian Louboutin has a more reasonably priced sequined platform pump for $1695.
So pick up a piece or two and add some sparkle to your wardrobe. You will be surprised at the many ways sequins can be worn, day or night!