How to Style a Sequin Skirt : 4 Ways + A Giveaway

Written by Julie Weinstein

Happy Friday! It’s been a fun week here on Wear + Where + Well. Did you catch yesterday afternoon’s post on the incredible new art installation at Discovery Green? It’s so colorfully amazing. And we hope you’ve been enjoying our “4 ways to style a sequin skirt” series! Today we’re rounding up the looks, giving a few more pointers, and you have a chance to win a J.Crew gift card!

The Looks

Look 1 : with a graphic tee and fun pops of pink / see the full look here


Look 2 : with camo and neutrals / see the full look here


Look 3 : with chambray and red, white, and blue / see the full look here


Look 4 : with stripes and pumps / see the full look here


Tips on How to Wear a Sequin Skirt

As you can tell from each of Carrie’s look, many things can go with a sequin skirt (even things you don’t think initially would work together). And I bet you have several of these items already in your closet.

To help guide you as you style up your sequin skirt this season, below are a few tips to keep in mind.

1. Keep your jewelry to a minimum 

Because a sequin skirt is a “louder” piece and it sparkles and shines all on its own, you really don’t need to go overboard with your jewelry. Simple pieces like thin gold bracelets and necklaces or one statement piece, such as earrings, work great. There’s no need to overdo it with the jewels because you want your skirt to do most of the talking.

2. Don’t shy away from color

While sequins are rather bold, it doesn’t mean you should steer clear of color. In fact, as evidenced above, color works beautifully with sequins. Find complementing tones, whether it’s in the form of a graphic tee or a sweater. Neutrals, of course, work, but colors are even more fun.

3. Steer clear of sequins on top

Again, because a sequin skirt is a bold piece, think about what you’re going to wear on top. We’re not into rules when it comes to fashion, but one thing we do think you should stay away from, in this instance, is a sequin top. Because a sequin top with a sequin skirt is just, well, a lot of sequins. Too many sequins. 

4. Think in terms of juxtaposition

As I mentioned the other day, the juxtaposition of glitzy sequins with utilitarian camo is such a great look. In general, we’re big fans of contrasts in fashion. And, again, it might not be something you initially think of when you’re getting ready, but when you put it on, you’ll be pleasantly surprised just how great it all comes together.

5. Have fun with it

Sequins are, by far, one of the most fun things you can wear. It’s not a stuffy look nor should it be taken too seriously. Have fun with your outfit and don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.

Which is your favorite?

We want to hear from you! Which is your favorite look? Weigh in via the poll below. We’d love to know.

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Win a J.Crew Gift Card

Now you have a chance to win a $150 gift card to J.Crew to buy your own sequin skirt (or anything else of your choosing)! All you have to do to enter to win is make sure you’re following along on Instagram (@carriec), leave a comment below with your Instagram handle, and make sure you’ve voted for your favorite look above. Good luck!

Update : The giveaway is now closed, and we have a winner. Congratulations Shirley! We will be contacting you shortly. Thank you all for entering. 

One More Thing

We hope you’ve enjoyed this series! Let us know what else you’d love to see styled multiple ways. Have a great day and check back this afternoon for a really fun (and delicious) post!

Photos by Traci Ling


  1. Josie says:

    I voted for the graphic tee. That is how I would wear it with the chambray a close second! following @jojophinemo Thanks! Fun series!

  2. Cayla says:

    I love the graphic tee look! so fun and unique! @caylawelsh

  3. Paloma says:

    I loved the graphic tee combo. Following @palofoster

  4. Sony Perez says:


    LOve all four looks!

  5. Tegan says:

    I wouldn’t think it would be but – Camo! @tegananne416

  6. Erin says:

    This series was so much fun! I loved the chambray top with blue sneakers look best, with the camo as my second fave. Carrie rocked every look, as usual. Following @erin.leigh.u

  7. Kate says:

    J Crew can do no wrong – that camo sweater is perfect for fall. @pilateskatie

  8. Jayme Lamm says:

    I liked 2, 3, 1 in that order. Obsessed w chambray and that skirt is ??. @jaymelamm xoxoox

  9. Lacey says:

    Love the skirt!

  10. Jenna says:

    Absolutely love all four looks and how different each of them are! I have to say my favorite is the camo. The leopard heels made me love it even more. I love following you and seeing all the color you put in your wardrobe! @jenna_d88

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  12. Katie Bargen says:

    @katiebargen love the camo look – so gorgeous!

  13. Jacqueline says:

    The chambray was definitely my fav! Instagram @tudorhousecookies

  14. Erin says:

    I love the camo look especially with the Leopard shoes! @ekmcc4

  15. Alyssa E says:

    Obsessed with this skirt! I voted for the striped sweater and my IG is alyssaemmett

  16. Diane says:

    @dianezanner cute skirt!! Definitely wouldn’t think I could pull it off but you’ve convinced me!

  17. Rachelle says:


    Love all the looks but the graphic tee takes the (tee) cake!

  18. Jenny Kim says:

    Loving the graphic tee outfit!


  19. Sheri says:

    I loved the striped sweater and the pumps. Was a bit more classic to me 🙂

  20. Lindsey says:

    Love the graphic tee! IG: Lstanford13

  21. I can imagine wearing that skirt for a date night. I love the sparkle!


  22. Sunchicka says:

    Love the graphic tee look. Following @sunchicka

  23. Sandra says:

    What a fun piece! I loved all the outfits but the graphic tee is definitely my fav! @sandravela_

  24. Yari T says:

    Love the chambray look!

  25. Annette says:

    I loev the the stripe sweater look, so girly to me. @cutenss

  26. Nicole says:

    Love the rose gold!!!! So fun!
    And congrats on that sweet baby girl!

  27. Kelly says:

    Love it styled with the sweater! Now if only I can find a way to pull off sequins at work… @kellymorrissett

  28. Colleen Boudreau says:


  29. Nikki says:

    I am loving the graphic tee look! @NTL1908

  30. Melissa R says:

    I voted for the chambray, but the graphic t is a close second! This would be a fun outfit to wear while teaching! ?? thanks for the great series!!

  31. Michelle says:

    Loving the graphic tee! @elle.l.cunningham

  32. Carly says:

    I loved this series! It makes me feel like I could pull off sequins more often than during the holidays.

    What about styling a faux fur vest? I bought one a few years ago and almost only ever wear it with an all black outfit.

    IG: carlycolbear

  33. ashley perez says:

    Would love this!!! Love all of the looks. The chambray is my favorite. 🙂 My Instagram handle is @breelovesfashion8. I have voted. 🙂

  34. Tori says:

    Loving it!! @legend0fjunebug the o in “of” is a zero

  35. Shirley says:

    @shirl_vin This post was very useful it actually helped open up my mind on wearing a sequin skirt !! I love the striped sweater ❤️.

  36. Amber says:

    Love the Chambray and striped sweater! @boogielynnn

  37. Melanie says:

    surprised at how nice the sequin skirt goes with the different tops! The striped sweater was def my favorite! @watermelon

  38. Gabriella says:


    Love this series!!

  39. EllaLee says:

    Love the graphic tee! @elcarrr

  40. Krish says:

    I am actually thinking of investing into a sequin skirt for the Christmas and can’t go wrong with a skirt from J.crew!

  41. Deneice says:

    I love the camo sweater outfit! @deneicedykes_

  42. Ashley says:

    I enjoyed this series so much! The graphic tee and sequin skirt styling was right up my alley. But, I loved the camo combo too! J.Crew is the best at playful meets practical style! @McSwann

  43. Laura says:

    @bookloon I really like the sweater look. I never really thought of a sequined skirt as anything other than evening wear but this changes my mind.

  44. Cindy A. says:

    I voted! Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway. My Instagram name is @norma_watson.

  45. Leah says:

    @sorensenleah I voted for the graphic tee look!

  46. manda says:


  47. Yay entering. my ig is Ellenr886

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