How can I wear sequins without looking like a disco ball?

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    PHOTO: Candice Lake

    There is no better time to wear glitter and shine than the holidays. In order to not look like something best suited hanging on a tree, be sure to employ these tried and true sparkle rules.

    Image courtesy of Candice Lake

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    Must-Try Tip #1: Accessorize

    Dorothy had the right idea with her sequin slippers! A sequin bag or flats can add just the right amount of sparkle. And while dark and matte sequined accessories will undoubtedly look amazing, you can try shinier versions of gold, silver, and bronze to really make an impact.

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    Must-Try Tip #2: Be Ironic

    In the ultimate spirit of high-low dressing, try pairing a sequin cardigan or jacket with distressed denim. Add a cami or tee and some serious heels to look both effortless and elevated. A sequin sweatshirt paired with a skirt is another fun way to be casual and dressy all at the same time.

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    Must-Try Tip #3: Break It Up

    The key to rocking sparkle is to mix and match with separates of various textures and levels of casualness. For a holiday party, try a sequin pant with a silk top or sequin top with a baggy trouser—both are totally appropriate combos. Or to make an otherwise neutral outfit (jeans and a t-shirt) a little more festive, simply add a sequin jacket, cardigan, or sweater.

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    Must-Try Tip #4: Go Dark

    Think: black, gunmetal, hunter green, or deep burgundy sequins, and resist bright reds, yellows, or greens. A darker hue feels more sophisticated, and more easily mixes and matches with your winter palette.

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    Must-Try Tip #5: Make It Matte

    Matte sequins? It’s a thing! Even better: they give your outfit a little irony, because they’re shiny in spirit, but low-key lustrous in actual appearance. For instance, a sequined matte cape will look less super hero, and more super stylish. 

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    You probably are already familiar with Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. These Los Angeles-based stylists are known for their work with red-carpet favorites like Emma Roberts and Mandy Moore, to name a few. In addition to their noteworthy stylist careers, the ladies are also the geniuses behind the beloved denim brand Current/Elliott. They will be answering your style questions, so be sure to submit your most pressing queries today!

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