We have always greeted the concept of high-low dressing with open arms. Especially when it comes to sequin skirts. (I want to wear one; I don’t want to look like an extra on Strictly.)
You know how it goes: you want your outfit to say you’ve dressed up a little, but sequins say too much. This, my friends, is the time to embrace the high-low mix. Because – much as I love a well-placed sequin (or several hundred) – I have a very real fear of resembling a festive bauble. (Or more prosaically, of being over-dressed.)
Dressing your sequins down with, say, trainers and a chunky knit, or boots, a tee/breton and a leather jacket, is a crafty way to sneak them into your daily wardrobe. (Okay, maybe not for the school run…) I love the idea of wearing a sequin skirt with a Fair Isle knit or a poloneck. Swap it for a finer knit and your party outfit (one that looks stylish, the right side of sexy and keeps you cosy – the actual dream) is sorted.
I’m also going to say the C word here. Because this would be a great outfit for Christmas day – if you feel it warrants a bit of zhuzh whilst maintaining comfort levels. (All respect to the all-day-pyjama-wearers out there.)
(Public service announcement: at the time of writing, La Redoute has 40% off the entire site which makes this cashmere poloneck a bit of steal. I have the grey and black and wear them on repeat. Plus Boden has 30% off everything. Prices below are before discount.)
Clockwise from top left: Cashmere roll neck, £95, La Redoute; Fair Isle knit, £80, Boden; Flared navy skirt, £120. Boden; Pleated midaxi skirt, £60, TFNC at ASOS; Pink mohair knit, £39.99, H&M; Navy midi skirt, £45, M&S; Ombre skirt, £119, Mint Velvet; Limited edition sequin skirt, £95.99, Zara
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