Incorporating unexpected details into an outfit is a power move routinely used by some of our favorite style stars. Whether it's a unique hemline or expertly curated accessories, this attention to detail is often what sets apart a seasoned eye from the rest. Tracee Ellis Ross recently demonstrated her fashion prowess by pairing two unlikely items together: sequins and sneakers.
Earlier this week, the actress donned a sparkly midi dress from her forthcoming collab with JCPenney, and instead of teaming the look with platforms or heels (as one might expect), she chose a pair of fresh white sneakers.
“I don’t really know that I believe in ‘don’ts,’” Ross told Who What Wear about styling advice while at the launch of her line. “I believe in people trusting what feels good to them and using their own authentic voice to discover how they should dress. Clothing can be an armor or a way to feel empowered or joyful, and that’s unique to everybody. One thing that works on one person doesn’t work on another, and that’s a good thing.” To which she added, “and I do believe in sequins during the day.”
The result of her final look for this standout pink piece was an ultra-cool demonstration of dressy-meets-casual—and proof that sequins can be worn anywhere and everywhere you choose.
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On Tracee Ellis Ross: Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney dress (available November 12)