Polished ways to give your tank top a summer makeover

A sequined dress loses its appeal fast when we're wearing it to multiple events over and over again. Fashion expert Jennifer McConville recommends buying sequins as a separate top for the holidays! 

 

Not only is wearing separates a hot trend in special occasion dressing, but investing in one key piece and styling it different ways can take you from office parties to glamorous evenings, making it feel new each time while saving you some cash!

Jennifer recommends a sequined tank where the sequins are matte, not blinding, so that it’s much more wearable for different types of occasions. This one is cotton on the back and fully lined on the inside, so it's comfortable with no scratching. Also the wider straps are bra-friendly!

Sequined tank available at Banana Republic.

Look 1: Festive and professional

Pantsuits for women are having a major makeover fashion moment! Top your sequinned tank with a tuxedo jacket and a soft pant for a look that's festive, polished and professional, perfect for an office holiday party, or a holiday work luncheon. To pull off this menswear inspired look, keep your accessories (shoes, bag, jewelry) simple and sleek. Balance a flowy pant with a more structured jacket (or vice versa). And remember, florals aren’t reserved for just summer, in fact they’ve been a huge print trend for both winter and spring seasons. Fall florals feature richer, darker, more tradional fall colours such as jewel tones, blacks and greys.
Get the look:

Black and white tuxedo jacket: Topshop   
Floral trousers: Loft   
Black strappy heels: Express  
Leather clutch with gold clasp: Guess


Look 2: Family dinner / entertaining at home

Wearing a sequinned tank with a classic fitted cardigan and full skirt creates a look that's ladylike and cozy, great for family dinners or entertaining at home. Knitwear "tones down" the look of sequins, making them more wearable for casual occasions. A thin belt over the cardigan, polishes it and gives you shape, while still being comfortable and not too overdone. Just remember to not do up all the buttons, so the fullness of the skirt can show through. Plus the elastic waistband on the skirt leaves plenty of room for dessert! Add a touch of festive colour, like this red for extra holiday style points. This look, although ladylike, is perfect for any age. It’s classic, and will never be too old or too young for anyone.

Get the look:

Pearl necklace: Smart Set   
Black tulle skirt: Smart Set   
Thin black belt: Express
Cardigan: Ann Taylor   
Shoes: Joe Fresh    
Clutch: H&M   


Look 3: A super sparkly New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is your time to shine, so layer multiple metallics to create a NYE look that's super sparkly and chic. Tuck in the tank to give the top and skirt a one-piece feel, then add a faux fur topper to up the glam factor. If you’re not a fan of fur, the tank top and skirt look great on their own as well, and still looks dressy enough for NYE. Just make sure the tank fits you properly, and is fitted if wearing it solo, that way you still have a feminine and dressy silhouette. In the New Year, this skirt can easily be worn with a neutral sweater or turtleneck, a blazer and some pumps for an appropriate yet chic office look. Even the sequined tank can be worn with jeans and a moto leather jacket for an option for date night or drinks with the gals.

Get the look:

Multistrand crystal necklaces: Loft    
Gold metallic skirt: Tristan  
Faux Fur Jacket: Marciano   
Shoes: Call It Spring
Clutch: Aldo

 

More Holiday Outfit Ideas:

8 Ways To Style Your Little Black Dress
Couples Winter Fashion
How To Dress This Holiday For Less
 

 

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