The 5 Day Challenge: The Sequin Jacket
Welcome back to the 5 Day Challenge where we've asked Lisa, the owner of fashion blog Mustang Sally Two, to show you five ways to style a not-so-basic piece: the sequin jacket. Luckily, Lisa loves sparkles just as much as we do (see Sparkle Quiz to see if you can hang) and has laid out five great looks for different occasions this season. Read more from Lisa below! "It’s hard to believe the holiday season is already upon us. I feel like just yesterday it was the end of summer! But I’m not complaining, this is by far my favorite time of the year. Spending time with family and friends, finding the perfect gift for everyone on my list (with over-the-top gift wrapping of course), putting in quality time in the kitchen, and decorating the house all brings warmth and joy to my heart.
In addition to all these wonderful things? Holiday parties and festivities that give us an excuse to get glammed up- and let me tell you, this is THE year to embrace your inner diva. Designers have turned up the heat in terms of sparkle and glitz, providing us with options full of sequins, beading, metallics, lace, and rich velvets. When ELOQUII challenged me to style this silver sequin jacket five different ways, I was excited to show just how versatile a piece like this can be!"
"For the first look, I paired the jacket with this pink lace dress. I love this its feminine flare, complete with a floral pattern, tiered layers, and fit and flare silhouette. Pink is a nice alternative to traditional holiday colors, so if you love color, don’t be afraid to choose something out of the box! Since the dress is sleeveless, the jacket provides that extra layer for colder temperatures. The jacket's sequins give it a festive feel, but its something you could actually wear all year: church, brunch with the girls, or going to see a show. I added black and silver accessories to keep the look cohesive and to allow the pink to make a statement on its own."
"As a true lover of all things floral, I was thrilled to see the floral trend this fall and immediately fell in love with this dress. The style is a bit of a departure for me with its high neck and long sleeves, but I love the ruffles and something about the print makes me think of the holidays. I admit, I was apprehensive about this jacket and dress combo because of the stark contrast of the sequins, but once I put it on, it felt magical. I pushed up the sleeves for a more casual feel and added these amazing ELOQUII booties for some edge. This look would be perfect for a dinner party or drinks with friends!"
"Since this jacket is such a stunning statement, I wanted to let it stand out against all black. I also wanted an edgy look, so I decided to play with leather. The faux leather combined with this sassy neckline and pleated skirt gives off a real powerful vibe, so when I paired this dress with the jacket, I felt like a woman who could command a room. For extra glam, I added a statement necklace and a red lip. This look would be perfect for New Year’s Eve, a concert, or a bachelorette party."
"You can’t go wrong with a feminine twist on the classic male tuxedo. For my take on the tuxedo, I paired the jacket with a chevron black sequin pencil skirt and a sheer black blouse. The pieces together make for a sophisticated and elegant look and would be perfect for an office Christmas party or a day-to-night look."
"I am always on the lookout for outfits that I can wear to formal events. For this final look, I went for elegance and combined the jacket with a maxi skirt. This plum, taffeta skirt is a great alternative to a formal dress, which feels luxurious but comfortable at the same time. I paired with an off-the-shoulder top, which has a certain aura of femininity and bares just the right amount of skin. I tucked my top into the skirt to define my waist and draped the jacket over my shoulders for an effortless final touch. Once complete, I was ready to dance the night away!
Photos by Robert Skuja Photography (www.robertskuja.com)