After a fun-filled New York Fashion Week, one thing is for sure: Sequins will still be hot, hot, hot for spring 2010 and will still be going super-strong into the fall.
It's no longer a holiday staple, but most importantly, it's becoming a neutral and a basic. This skirt is from Naeem Khan, who -- luckily for us! -- designs a lower-priced line for HSN called Timeless by Naeem Khan, is a prime example.
This Starburst Sequin A-Line skirt has a clearance price of $124.90! Considering Naeem Khan pieces usually cost thousands of dollars, this is a steal.
(Khan has a loyal customer fan base that includes the glorious Michelle Obama and everyone from Elizabeth Hurley to Taylor Swift to Beyonce.)
I love the look of this skirt, which is a mix of sequins in either black or in a mix of gold and silver. It's a bit more relaxed than most sequined skirts. But what's truly amazing is that it can be worn during the day -- with a white shirt or a plain T-shirt and a blazer. Think of it as built-in jewelry: The key is to mix it with something truly basic and classic. There's your sparkle.
Not to be a total downer, here are a few rules to wearing sequins:
1. Do not overload with more sequins. No jackets, tanks, camisoles or caridgans with extra bling. Big earrings and statement jewelry pieces won't really work. Remember, this is your jewelry.
2. Do not make all the trends of the season happen at one time. You could end up looking like Christmas in July.
3. Blinging "it" bags should not be worn with this skirt. Aside from looking like a train wreck, the bag might attach to the skirt and you'll have the sequins fall out.
4. You can wear this to work only if your employer is okay with a more casual, fashion-forward dress code.
By Sasha Charnin Morrison for UsMagazine.com. To read more of the Recessionista blog, click here.