Sequins for Daytime: 3 Ways to Wear a Sequin Top

Sequin Top

While I admired this Tracy Reese top from the time the Neiman Marcus for Target collection first hit stores, I didn’t actually buy it until it was 70% off. (Score!) Sequins and sparkly pieces like this one are no-brainers for nighttime wear, but forΒ daytime? That can be a challenge πŸ™‚

3 Ways to Wear a Sequin Top 1(a)

My go-to for dressing anything down: slightly slouchy distressed denim in a light wash. Actually, almost any combination of “slouchy,” “distressed,”and “light wash” works as an easy way to make a look instantly more casual. An untucked button down doesn’t hurt either.

Side Note: Either these jeans used to be more relaxed in the fit department and I shrunk them, or something non-jean related is going on because I distinctly remember them being slouchier. Doggone you, rocky road ice cream, for being so delicious and irresistible. Doggone you too, gym, for being so very and utterly resistible.

  • Shirt: Theory
  • Blazer: BCBGeneration
  • Distressed Jeans: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren
  • Shoes: Seychelles
  • Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

3 Ways to Wear a Sequin Top 1(b)

3 Ways to Wear a Sequin Top 2(a)

This denim vest is one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. It can be thrown on over just about anything and definitely tones down bright, shiny, sparkle all up and through this shirt.

  • Denim Vest: Old Navy (similar &Β similar, although there are less expensive options out there)
  • Turtleneck Sweater and Jeans: J Crew
  • Boots: Ecco

3 Ways to Wear a Sequin Top 2(b)

Jenna Lyons: Daytime Sequins

Photo Courtesy of Elle Decor and The Fashionista Next Door

For my third “sequins for daytime” look, I’m linking up with Eboni of The Fashionista Next Door to put together an outfit inspired by Jenna Lyons’ cool, laid back tee + sequin pant ensemble pictured above. I do not have sequin pants (or shorts…or capris…or a skirt…) so I had to get creative with the one sparkly item I own.

3 Ways to Wear a Sequin Top 3(a)

I added a similar gray striped tee underneath the sequin top and played off the whole preppy chic vibe for the rest of the look. Not identical, but inspired πŸ™‚ Check out Style Me Friday on the Fashionista Next Door to see how Eboni and other fab bloggers interpreted the inspiration pic.

3 Ways to Wear a Sequin Top 3(b)


  • Blazer and Tee: J Crew
  • Pleated Crop Pants: Juicy Couture
  • Shoes: Max Studio

3 Ways to Wear a Sequin Top 3(c)


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  1. I think I’m going to try the look with the distressed boyfriend jeans at a baby shower I’m going to on Saturday.

  2. Love all three looks. Started to get this shirt when they went on sale, but of course they didn’t have my size lol. I opted for jeans in my sequin for the day look too.

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you! Your sequins for day look is so cute, and the photography is GORGEOUS! Tips, please πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!

  3. I am so thankful for this post. I looked at this blouse in my closet today and had no idea what to do with it. Thanks for the tips!

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      You’re welcome! When I first bought this top, I had ZERO ideas as to how I would wear it, too. It was fun coming up with ways to fit it into the rotation. Thanks for reading!

  4. My heart sings sequins…but of course you already knew that! Love ALL the looks!

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      I love that… “heart sings sequins” πŸ™‚ And yes, I did know that! I added my usual preppy-ness to it, but I’d love to know how you would style it. Share, please!

  5. And sequins go with everything! πŸ™‚

  6. omg…I really wanted this top but never caught it on sale. Love the looks especially the first one. On the hunt for a denim vest and distressed slouchy jeans….I haven’t found a pair of slouchy jeans that look right and don’t look like I picked up the wrong size..:)

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you! I’m glad I caught the sale because there was no way I was going to pay full price for it, lol… but for real. The Old Navy vest I’m wearing in this post seems to pop up on the website every now and then, but just in case it’s been discontinued, I’ll source another one for you πŸ™‚

  7. Yay!!! I have that shirt, too…i haven’t broken it out yet, but I can’t wait to wear it, and you did a GREAT job!!

  8. When I saw this shirt, I wasn’t sure that I needed it, now I’m not so sure. It looks so good on you! I kind of want it…

    • Joy and Sunshine says:

      Thank you! Something about it screamed “Buy me!” in the store. I don’t think Target still carries these tops, but I’m sure they’re all over Ebay by now.

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