Back in July when I was writing about fall fashion, I expressed super-excitement for the "Glitz Before Six" trend cropping up. Sequins, sparklies and shinies for daytime? Sign me up! I decided to do the "responsible" thing and shop my closet first before buying something. And after a good about of digging, I found this beauty.
I bought this sequined tank last year for a bachelorette party, and truthfully I don't think I ever wore it. I wish I knew more about photographing sequins, so you could see the sparkle, but I don't. Any tips? This top is completely covered in sequins- gold, bronze, cream, light pink. It was a cheap-o from a clothing store called Cato's (the stores seem to be centralized in the Midwest and Southeast of the US), but the quality is pretty top notch. That's important for something as delicate as sequins. The sequined part is a mesh overlay and the sequins are securely sewn on- I'm not sure how a machine can be so precise, but there's not a single loose sequin in the bunch.
Because this is such a neutral palette, the sequins aren't super flashy or over the top. A simple tank like this is an easy way to introduce some "Glitz Before Six" into your daily work wardrobe. You don't have to spend a lot, but you definitely want to pay attention to the quality of the piece. Make sure the sequins are secure. You don't want any loose ones to fall off. And be sure to treat your top kindly. I do machine wash this one (inside out and on a short, delicate cycle), but you may want to hand wash to be super safe. For the record, I will never, ever hand wash anything I own. It's kinda a pre-requisite.
I completed the look with gold and rose gold accessories, including this lovely little gem from the Maya Brenner Designs (won in a giveaway hosted by The Average Girl's Guide). It is quickly becoming my favorite understated piece. I wear it all the time and usually forget it's there. Love it!
How are you incorporating glitz this fall?