7 Ways To Wear a Sequin Maxi Skirt

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Are you sick of sequins yet? I know we’re definitely not! We can’t get enough. I am officially deeming this season, The Season of The Sequin. There is no end to our sequin love and all the many glorious ways we can shimmer and shine in these puppies. One of our favorite ways to wear them is on a long, glamorous, dramatic Sequin Maxi Skirt. We’ve all been pinning them up a storm, as they’ve taken over the boards of Pinterest.

That is where I first laid eyes on this coppery gold version that I snatched up a month ago off of Piperlime (similar available now on Amazon, $39.99). Summer’s maxi has more of a rose gold hue and she found it on Lulu’s (similar available now for $74). We’ve both been looking for any and every reason/occasion to wear these pretty pretty skirts—from church, to holiday parties, to the stage! I wore this very skirt last night as I sat behind a concert grand piano and belted out Christmas tunes.

And the good news is, there seem to be nearly endless ways to style these sequined beauties. They are a little pricier, but they certainly have a wide range of versatility, so they are worth spending a couple extra shiny pennies on.

Let us show you 7 ways that we have been wearing our sequin maxi skirts during this Holiday season! We hope that they inspire you!

1. T-Shirts and Leather


This was the first look I envisioned when I bought the skirt. I love the juxtaposition of the t-shirt with the sequins, tucked in to give the outfit shape and show off your waistline. The final touch was to add the faux leather blazer. The key here is in the fit, cut, and texture. It pulls the look together, while keeping it modern and fresh. When you’re looking for a blazer or jacket to pair with a dressier look, find something that hits just about mid hip. I wouldn’t go much shorter or longer. Also look for something with a nice, slim tailored fit. Also the faux leather gives it edge.

I added my go-to tassel necklace since it’s the perfect accessory. The long length helps keep the elongated look. I wore this exact outfit to my husband’s work Christmas party. I was warm and comfortable, yet I felt completely confident in this current style.

Purchase similar Sequin Maxi from Amazon, $39.99

Purchase similar faux leather blazer at Nordstrom, $65.90

Purchase similar T-shirts at J.Crew, from $29.50

Purchase similar turquoise ring from Amazon, $25.60

Purchase similar tassel necklace from Target, $10.48

2. Pretty in Plaid

©Julyssa Schenk Photography, www.julyssaschenkphotography.com
©Julyssa Schenk Photography, www.julyssaschenkphotography.com
“We can’t get enough of plaid. It’s this season’s favorite shirt (and pants, and skirts, and dresses). I love it paired with the sequin skirt because it’s unexpected. You wouldn’t think it would work at first glance, but it’s fashion at its best.” -Summer

Purchase similar plaid shirt on Amazon, from $34.99

Purchase similar sequin skirt at Lulu’s, $74

3. Casual Shine


This look wasn’t intentional. I was changing out of my previous outfit of cargo pants, when I switched out the pants for the skirt and kept the sweatshirt on. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I loved this combo! Again, the sequin skirt hasn’t disappointed in its versatility powers. Graphic and embellished sweatshirts are all the rage this season, and they’re comfortable. I love how the navy looks against the metallic shade of the skirt.

Because it is a more casual chic look, I added a cream beret beanie one of my favorite accessories. Hats are also very much on trend this season, and they’re perfect for those times when you don’t feel like doing your hair! If I was in Park City, I would wear this look to a nice lunch at a lodge. It also works for a shopping trip on a crisp, cool day in L.A.

Purchase similar sweatshirt from Amazon, from $24.99 

Purchase Similar Beanie from Amazon, $14.99

4. Cashmere Elegance

©Julyssa Schenk Photography, www.julyssaschenkphotography.com
©Julyssa Schenk Photography, www.julyssaschenkphotography.com

“This outfit represents how I would wear this skirt most often. I like the simplicity and elegance of the look. It’s perfect for parties and church. It keeps your style dressy, soft, and comfortable.” -Summer

Purchase similar grey cashmere sweater from Nordstrom $69.90

Purchase similar necklace on Amazon, $13.99

Purchase similar gold flats on Amazon, from $23.47

5. Military Style


This look is all about the layers of textures and the neutral tones. My first plan was to wear the simple grey heathered sweater alone, but it was looking a little blah. Until I grabbed my military coat out of my closet just to try it and BAM. The look was suddenly happening. I also rolled up the cuffs of the jacket a reveal the sweater’s sleeves. A small detail that makes a big difference. Last but not least, I threw on the taupe tan booties for a little height.

Sometimes making an outfit work is as simple as adding one more layer, it’s just got to be the right one. Often times I will pull out three options; a long cardigan, a denim or leather jacket, and a military jacket. Style is often experimental, you never know what will work until you try it! Step out of the box!

Purchase similar jacket from Nordstrom, $118

Purchase similar sweater from J.Crew $79.50

Purchase Tom’s Desert Wedge from Nordstrom $69.90

6. Back to Black

©Julyssa Schenk Photography, www.julyssaschenkphotography.com
©Julyssa Schenk Photography, www.julyssaschenkphotography.com

“A sequins skirt is pretty dressy, but you can make it more casual with a punk rock edge by pairing it with something dramatic. A rock tee shirt would be a nice juxtaposition too. I also through on these black combat-ish boots, as an homage to the 90s.” Summer

Purchase Black sweater from J.Crew $79.50

Purchase similar black boots from H&M, $19.95

7. Cozy Casual


The last look that I wanted to try something that I wasn’t sure was going to work. I found this amazing London sweater at Forever 21, had the feeling it would look great, and I was right! Cream tones work very nicely with gold and metallics, and the slouchy shape works with the tailored cut of the skirt. The look is neutral, but it’s still bold.

As I am writing this, I also think a bold printed fair isle sweater would also be amazing with this skirt. Don’t you?!

Purchase sweater at Forever 21, $24.80

Purchase similar leopard flats from Nordstrom, $119.95

Purchase similar hat from Amazon, $70

8. Bonus Look: Summer’s Instagram Style

8-ways-to-style-a-sequin-maxi-instagramWe thought we’d throw in a few extra looks from our Instagram accounts to show how we are wearing these skirts in real time.

“Here’s a shot from a few Sundays ago. I had never had more compliments in my life! The 6-year-old girls just wanted to watch it sparkle. The grandmas loved the dressiness. Women my age loved its stylishness. It was a huge hit.” -Summer

9. Bonus Look: Brooke’s Stage Style


Here is a shot from my Christmas Concert this week. Originally, my plan was to wear a bright, poppy red peplum dress. In the eleventh hour, I put it on and it just didn’t feel right so I decided to go with my plan B look. (They say it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind after all.)

I reached in my closet for my sequin skirt and literally ran to Nordstrom a half hour before the show and found this red paisley peasant top. Then I ran to the show! It was stressful, but worth it in order to feel comfortable, glamorous, and, most importantly, confident in myself, which is an incredibly important element when you need to pull off a great performance.

Brooke’s Photo’s by Priscilla Chang and Summer’s photos by Julyssa Schenk

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