Three Ways To Style a Sequin Pencil Skirt

Whether you need something to wear for New Year’s Eve, a winter wedding or simply a up-styled night out with friends, a sequin pencil skirt can be a versatile addition to your wardrobe. Today, I’m styling one sequin skirt, three ways.

The Sequin Pencil Skirt

A pencil skirt is a great silhouette for a curvy figure. This Halogen sequin pencil skirt has a back zip and a good amount of stretch to make it very forgiving and comfortable. It also has just the right amount of “glitz” without being over the top.

I could have simply styled this skirt with a silky blouse, lace bodysuit or pretty camisole, but I don’t necessarily have anywhere in my life to wear that. One of my goals here is to encourage you to wear what makes you feel (and look) your best. But, I also want to show you how to wear trends that fit your body and YOUR lifestyle. Let’s face it, our social media is full of beautiful outfits that fit a fantasy life WE don’t have.

Mama’s Got a Brand New Template

In an effort to be different AND more helpful to you, I’m rolling out a new format for showcasing the outfits. I’ll be telling you why I think a style works in a fashion sense or on a curvy body. You’ll learn what I’d do differently in styling a particular outfit and I’ll add ideas on where I would wear such an ensemble. So without further ado, check out how I styled a fancy sequin skirt for my not-so-fancy life.


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Sequin Skirt (wearing XL) || Plaid Shirt (similar) || Faux Fur Coat (Similar -Plus) (Similar-Misses) || (Old- Stella & Dot) Clutch (similar) || Sheer Black Stockings || Red Necklace (old Stella & Dot) || Crystal Necklace

Sequin, Plaid and Leopard. Oh, my!

Why It Works

For this first look, I was inspired by Jill of The Good Life For Less Blog and her Holiday Capsule Wardrobe. I love a good print mix. And if it includes plaid and leopard, sign me up! There’s also something about the juxtaposition of the sequin skirt with a plaid button down that makes me feel like I’ve pulled off a fashion coup.

Where to Wear

I would wear this plaid and sequin outfit to a Christmas or New Year’s Eve Party. And because it’s not too over the top, it would work for church. I’d also wear it to the office if I changed out the neck bling for a pretty pin at the top button or styled it even more casually by wearing a plaid, flannel shirt and leaving the top couple of buttons undone.

What I’d Change

I would wear sheer black stockings instead of opaque tights; I just didn’t have any on hand. Also, I’d wear a block heel pump instead of the extreme pointed toe. Once again, I’m on the hunt for a comfortable black, block heel that will make my troubled feet happy and so far I’ve been skunked.


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Sequin Skirt (wearing XL) || Faux Leather Jacket (wearing XL) || T-Shirt (wearing XL) || Booties (similar) (sock bootie) || Leopard Clutch (similar) || Necklace (similar) || Earrings

Sequin Pencil Skirt, Booties and Faux Leather Jacket

Why It Works

Juxtaposition should have been the name of this post. I love styling a fancy piece with something edgy. Nuff said!

Where to Wear

I’d wear this look to church, work, date night or out with friends.

What I’d Change

I look best in V-neck t-shirts, so I pulled out one of my favorite white ones. But, I think this would look great with the right graphic tee as it would give it a bit more edge. As a general rule I don’t think sock booties look good on women with full calves or cankles. I talked about that here. But this outfit would be an exception because of the black tights and a leaner bootie would give this style a sleek line. However, combat booties would REALLY up the edger factor! 😉


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Sequin Skirt (wearing XL) || Sweater || Sneakers || Earrings

Sequins and Sneakers

Why This Works

Some of you might think this look is a stretch, but it’s honestly one of my favorites with this skirt because it’s so comfortable. It’s most definitely the one that fits my lifestyle the most. If you’re a smaller person, you could get away with a thicker sweater. If you’re curvy keep the sweater thinner and front tuck it in the middle or over to the side so the sweater isn’t hitting at your widest spot.

Where To Wear

I’d wear this almost anywhere. How cozy-chic would this look meeting a friend for lunch then popping into the grocery store afterward?

What I’d Change

I’d probably play with other sweater silhouettes since I’m a curvy girl. I wouldn’t choose a tight sweater because the look is meant to be casual. However, I’d find one that was still loose but fits closer to my body. Also, making sure the tuck created an assymetrical line at the waist would help slim the look.


What do you think?

Whew, I’m all a “glitter” with excitement over the new format! Other posts won’t be nearly as long because I won’t always be styling something 3-ways.

So tell me what you think… About anything or everything. Do you have sequins in your closet? Would you wear them with sneakers? Do you like the new format? What kind of outfits would you like to see styled?

I’ll see you next year. Until then…

Be cozy, cute and confident!

Paula


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31 Comments

  1. Kathy Cacciolfi
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    Paula, You are my inspiration to begin what I have always wanted to do, but never thought I was photogenic enough, young enough or brave enough… the bravery is still in the pending stages. However, I decided a few years ago, I am 57 now to let my hair go grey. It has been the most freedom I have felt in a long time, as I love my grey hair. I also have a passion for fashion. Although I am almost 6 ft. tall, I am still a very ‘big’ girl and have always lacked confidence in being able to express myself in ways that don’t draw attention. Your blog however has inspired me to ‘go for it’ in every way. You are absolutely beautiful, you display such charisma and a joy for life. I love me some bling and you express is so well in your unique ability to pull off what others would dare to try in mixing prints. Your grey hair becomes you and you are not even hindered by the cliché of having to change your palette colors to compliment your new hair color. Everything you wear blends in with your incredible unique style and personality. Thank you for your bravery and inspiration to those of us who want to be brave with our love of fashion. So glad I found your blog…

    • Paula
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      Go for it Kathy! There are so many great style bloggers who are larger women. trendycurvy.com (@mskristine on IG) is one. There’s also @glitterandlasers. They aren’t over 50 but they will give you a great idea of having confidence in the skin and body you’re in.

      Thank you for all your kind words. To me, I have to feel comfortable in whatever I wear both physically and emotionally. For instance, I’m not a bright lipstick girl and feel like it looks like it looks like I’m trying too hard. So I’ll keep wearing the colors I’m comfortable with regardless of my hair color. 😉

      If I can help you in any way, just let me know.

      Best Wishes,
      Paula

  2. Heide V
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    Love this post! It’s always helpful to hear the how and why something works or doesn’t, and to see fresh ways to wear something 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your family, praying it’s a good year for you all 💜

    • Paula
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      I’m glad you’re enjoying this format. Often times I see style bloggers glammed up and think, ‘where would they actually wear this’? I know I live a pretty plain life but I love it and want to show people how I dress for it and at the same time include some trends that appeal to me.

      Hugs,
      Paula

  3. jodie filogomo
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    This is exactly my cup of tea Paula!!
    Mix it up and have fun…that’s what we should be doing with our clothes!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Paula
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      I’m so glad you liked it Jodie! I also like the idea of getting more out of everything in our closets. It’s so easy, especially in this industry, to get caught up in buying new pieces instead of getting more mileage out of what we already own.

      XO,
      Paula

  4. Juliann McCraney
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    Love Love Love this post! I would try this skirt with a white button down and denim jacket. I bought a skirt from Talbots and had to return cause it didn’t fit right. Thank you for shopping links. Avid and thankful follower I shall always be!

    • Paula
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      Thanks for being a fan Juliann! And I love your idea with the jean jacket!!! I also think this would be fun with an old-school track jacket.

      Hugs,
      Paula

  5. I love sequins and sparkle though I have very little in my closet. I am not edgy enough to wear any of these looks but I love them.

    • Paula
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      I don’t usually wear anything sequins or sparkle; even metallics are a step out of my comfort zone. That’s why styling this “down” puts this back in my style box. I think that’s what style is all about, finding a way to make a trend work for YOU!

      Hugs,
      Paula

  6. Shannon wanderer
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    I love how you styled all three looks with the pencil skirt! It has given me some good ideas to try!

    • Paula
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      Thanks, Shannon! I’m brimming with more ideas too. Someone else mentioned styling this with a denim jacket and I thought an old-school track jacket might be cool too. Glad you stopped by!

      Hugs,
      Paula

  7. Tori
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    Love the new format. Like all three looks. Yes wold wear with tennis shoes.

    • Paula
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      Thanks so much Tori. I really appreciate the feedback.

      XO,
      Paula

  8. Jennifer
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    I really like this new format! You look awesome in all of them but I have to say I love the leopard, plaid and sequins. Nine West makes a great lower block heel pump. Happy New Year!

    • Paula
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      Thanks for the feedback Jennifer. It really helps me. I also appreciate the tip on the Nine West pump. I think I might have recently purchased them in a nude color and they might be the most comfortable pump I’ve ever put on. The only drawback is they might look a little dowdy with certain outfits. I’ll have to take a look at the black ones too. Although at some point comfort trumps style especially when it comes to my feet. 😉

      Hugs,
      Paula

  9. Donna Stewart
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    Love your new format. Always enjoy your blog.

  10. Marla
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    I love these looks – all 3 of them. I have a gold/black sequin skirt in my closet that I bought to wear with a red plaid shirt a couple yrs ago. This post has made me want to get it out again and wear it more!

  11. Kim
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    I love how you put outfits together! And I love the edgy looks! Keep inspiring us, girl!

  12. Nancy Bosse
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    You look great in the sequened skirt. I have always wanted one but I was never sure how to style it. Thanks for giving me great ideas. Happy New Year and Best Wishes for a wonderful 2019.

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    Love the skirt in so many ways and you Rock’. The new format is great and one of these days I’ll get into the sneaker fashion. Happy 2019!!

  14. Paula, this is a fabulous post. You look amazing, particularly in outfit two with the blazer. That’s my favorite, but I’ve just pinned these looks to so many of my boards, because you hit so many of my favorites- plaid, pattern mixing, black blazers, sneakers. Great job!

  15. Paula W Morton
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    I absolutely love all three outfits. Thank you for posting it. I will be wearing a sequined pencil skirt in March to an event. Now I have all kinds of ideas how to wear it. I can’t wait! Keep up the good work! I enjoy reading your blog.

  16. Kathleen McDermott
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    You look adorable in all 3 looks. I agree with your thoughts on them. Chambray shirt would also be cute with black sequin skirt. Thought re frumpy black pumps – adornment can do wonders and is so easy. Just glue on bows or flowers or bling of some type.

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    What a stunning black sequined pencil skirt. You have made it so useful and versatile. Three great outfits Paula, but I particularly love the first one. WOW!!

    I miss you on the blog so make sure to join the Thursday Moda linkup today {http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2019/01/thursday-moda-152-winter-in-beanies.html} and every Thursday, and while you are there join the “Skirting the Rules” linkup too. Thanks and enjoy the weekend! =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2019/01/skirting-rules-leather-and-plaid-pencil.html

  18. Lisa Krause
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    Your glitter hair is coming in nicely. I am hoping for an update on growing out the glitter.

    I’m only 10 weeks post color and I have curls to hide it so I’m lucky but love your inspirations.

    Curls w Glitter

  19. Carolyn Waller
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    Paula,
    You are the cutest! Love how you styled this skirt! I’m a high school English teacher, and I often gravitate toward pants for my job. However, I do think this skirt is adorable and could see myself wearing the casual look.

    Smiles from Louisiana!
    Carolyn

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