It’s the sequinned top post!

OK – confession time, this is clearly an old photo – but I still have the top! 

If there’s one top that screams Christmas it’s my black – slightly naked of sequins – sequinned top from H&M, which must be going into its third or so year now.

True, it sheds sequins wherever I go but given that I love sequins – (not glitter….especially not when a child is shaking a pot of it. I still haven’t got over our eldest spilling a pot of red glitter all over the house when she was about 4. I was still finding it in July) – then I don’t mind at all.

Here’s my round up of my favourite sequinned tops. Just add jeans, a pleated skirt, dungarees, wide leg trousers, coated skinnies, culottes – basically anything will go with one of these – and in any setting. Which makes it a really easy top to wear – despite it being all things shiny and not seeming, at first glance, to lend itself to anything other than fancy pants occasions.

Sequin top Warehouse (£42) which also comes in blue (below)

The trick to buying any sequinned top is to feel it on the inside before you buy it. Exfoliation is, as well all know, a good thing but not when you feel it being done all evening by something that resembles a brillo pad. Check for a lovely lining which will avoid that brillo pad feel. 

This same gorgeous top also comes in gold (below). I have given it a good once over and for me, this top is a real gem.

Now I love the idea of this asymmetric sequin top from Mango (£35) for a black tie event with some wide legged trousers and maybe even, dare I say it, with some trainers. Or if that’s a step too far then some flat velvet shoes, if (more) sparkles aren’t your thing. Then maybe wear it with jeans or with a skirt on Christmas day.

                               Assymetric sequin top | MANGO
Now there are sequins and then there are SEQUINS and this turtleneck from Other Stories (£49) definitely falls into the latter category. I love this top. It’s just divine! Please someone buy it and send me a picture of you wearing it.

This Oasis sequin tinsel sweat (£38) is also a fabulous option. I first saw it when I went to visit the refurbished House of Fraser in Sutton Coldfield. It’s slightly less fitted than some of the other options and maybe slightly* less bling than some of my other choices.

I cannot convey enough my love for a sequinned top, shining like a star in an otherwise dark and wintery wardrobe. It always holds such promise of a fab night out!

* this is a relative term because all sequinned tops, by definition, are bling.


  1. What Lou Wore 365
    November 21, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I bloody love those gold shoes Beth, I kept an eye out for them but they never came back in my size. Maybe one day via eBay. I have a sequin-tastic Boden top from a couple of winters ago, £5 on eBay. Winner!!

    • StyleGuile
      November 21, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Hi Lou – ah that's a shame about the shoes. I always look out for them when I'm in the stores – just in case – but even this year's replacement have sold out now. As to the Boden top – result. What an absolute bargain! Hope that all is good with you and the kiddies (and the running!) xx

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