Sequins, Embellishments and Beading never go out of style, but can sometimes come with a high price tag. I am not a massive fan of fast fashion, but there are ways to slow it down a little by a bit of savvy shopping. Please step forward, ASOS, not only do they produce their own label product with a pretty sharp eye for design, but they also showcase a myriad of other brands too, ranging from Brit high street stalwarts, such as Warehouse and River Island to European designers like Gestuz and Intropia.
When buying any embellished clothing, check for things like, is it lined, or will I have to buy something to wear underneath (for tops, I will wear a slim fitting tank, or a silk cami to add a more modern feel), remember in this age of almost everything having stretch in the fabric composition, most embroidered and embellished pieces tend to be in non stretch fabrics, so you may have to go up in size and my number one pet peeve is having an all over embroidered, embellished etc… front, but then its completely plain on the back, allover gives a more luxe look, so its worth spending just a bit more.
Here are some of my current faves available at www.us.asos.com
This canvas allover embroidered cropped is perfect for now and with its western styling hints will see you easily through to next season and beyond. For $103.00 , its a definite worthwhile investment buy and will look great with skirts, jeans and dresses.
Along with the cuffs, the embroidered bib placement gives this shirt plenty of style and makes it a piece that could be worn with a slim midi skirt for a cool, smart look, with blue denim and heels for a glam, but casual night look, or it would be equally at home with shorts and slides for summer. Lots of options for $85.00 and it will look fabulous under a blazer in the cooler months.
The mix of sequins and placement of them means they are not too “sparkly” and overpowering and will give some daytime glam to your denim and give the feminine vibes of this top more of edge. The V neck is really flattering,don;’t be deterred form wearing them, they create length and slim to draw the eye down. For $40.00, it’s almost an essential.
A low scoop neckline is another way to flatter and this style of top looks great when tucked into skirts or denim. The mix of beading and sequins gives sparkle, depth and texture to this black top. This can be a hard tone to wear for some complexions as we get more fabulous with age, so go for pieces like this that capture the light and don’t look “flat”. We want to keep on shining, not look dull and “washed out”. This top by Walter Baker is a wardrobe classic and worth the $79.00, look after this piece and it will be your shimmery friend for years to come.
It’s a wrap, it’s mid length and it has sequin stripes, this is a winner. The green and blue hues are som beautiful together, its hard to believe this skirt is just $119.00 by River Island.This skirt will be perfect worn with heels, with flat sandals and even with a knit and ankle boots for next season. A versatile piece that is just “off ” enough to keep you coming back to it time and again.
These Carvela mules are a sugary confection of pink floral print and embellishment. Keep them from being too girly and wear with a casual uniform of lighter wash boyfriend jeans and a simple tank with a blazer. Glam them up for evening with high waist wide leg cropped trousers and a silk cami to keep the look edgy. Currently on sale at $163.00.
Nude satin, pearly embellishment and black trim ensure these espadrilles with ribbon ties will give your denim and shorts a feminine vibe. Keep this style more “urban” and steer away from wearing them with dresses and skirts. At $51.00, they will see you through the summer months.
Not only are these leather and beautifully embroidered, they are only $45.00. They will look great with shorts, skirts, midi dresses, denim and trousers (pretty much anything), a must buy.
A close inspection of these pretty pumps reveals the sequin embellishment. Again, these are very girly, so the to way keep your look youthful, not “young’ and modern would be to dress them down and wear with denim or cargo pants in khaki. For $48.00, they’ll be a gorgeous summer wardrobe addition.
This bag screams summer with its turquoise and coral beading. Use as a regular daytime bag, this is too pretty to only use at night. Beaded bags are timeless and this is definitely worth $111.00, it’ll be more versatile than you think.
So, don’t ver let anyone dull your shine, get out there and sparkle!