Monday, 10 December 2012

Five Sequin jackets for every budget.

The one good thing about being self employed and working from home is that I don't have to spend copious amounts of cash on an outfit for a works Christmas party. Those days are long gone and used to cost an arm and a leg, usually in Karen Millen, but with my December birthday fast approaching and a few nights out planned with girlfriends, at this time of year the usual local restaurant attire has to crank itself up a notch as everybody else will be pulling out all the stops with sparkly attire and wearing a sequin or two when out with their colleagues.  So in my quest to not be underdressed this season, but without wanting nor having budgeted for a party frock, the easiest way to dress up my usual jeans, heels, top, evening out combo, will be to sling on a sequin jacket.

Sequin jackets are a worthwhile investment whatever your budget and make an appearance every year from both high street and designer brands, and are not to be worn purely for the festive season nor purely over jeans and a t-shirt as they can work over a plain shift dress or cigarette pants just as easily and are perfect for Christmas or Boxing day if you are going out or entertaining at home, just take your apron off and slip one on as you leave the kitchen!

  sequin jacket
Asos was £65 now £48.50 in black, burgundy and silver. Oasis Fantasy Sequin Jacket £59.50. Crumpet Sequin Jacket from Stanwells was £240 now £168. Khardashian sequin jacket from Dorothy Perkins in gold and black was £50 now £30. Baukjen sequin jacket £149 in black and silver.


Is there a sequin jacket in your wardrobe just waiting to come out and play at Christmas?  Do you prefer a classic blazer style or a more relaxed draped front jacket?

  Dorothy Perkins


12 comments:

  1. I love sequin jackets. Very glam. I have a lovely vintage one.

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  2. As I'm trying not to spend too much this year, I invested in a little sequin jacket/short cardi in H&M which allows me to sparkle without breaking the bank. You have some lovely choices picked out. I think I prefer the draped style as it's more versatile and works even if you're entertaining at home. Helen

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  3. I love sequins, and a sequin jacket/cardigan is definitely on my must-have list!

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  4. I've never owned a sequin jacket and really never expected them to be so reasonably priced. I'm certainly going to check out some of your recommendations now :-) I think I prefer the structured style because even worn casually it can look really smart x

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  5. here's one for you, Mrs Fab. Guardian looking for fashion bloggers:
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/fashion/fashion-blog/2012/dec/10/guardian-fashion-bloggers-network

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  6. I love the little jacket with the black skinnies and boots - that's definitely my kind of outfit! I wore sequins the other night but only in t-shirt form! xx

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  7. I've never owned anything with sequins. I'm ashamed to say that we don't even dress up for Christmas lunch. We lounge around and chat and eat in our most comfortable clothes (read: loose clothing with elastic bands!).

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  8. I have a sequinned jacket. Quite a few years old now but I got it out and dusted it down the other day and it still looks lovely (in my eyes). I feel another sequin post coming on!

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  9. Oooh, love a bit of sparkle. Have been hunting high and low for a long sequinned tube skirt, but cannot find one ANYWHERE! You haven't seen one on your fashion travels, have you? x

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  10. I love a sequin jacket! I have one and it's an easy way to glam up a simple outfit without additional accesories.

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