Thrift + Style: Vintage Sequin Top | Thriftanista in the City

8.12.2013

Thrift + Style: Vintage Sequin Top

First time wearing the vintage sequin top from my estate sale haul. It was perfect for a girl's night out with Girl Get A Life.  We celebrated her birthday with tapas, cocktails, and reggae. Sequins were very necessary.

thrift and style with a vintage sequin blouse from an estate sale


The little black shorts took it next level. These shorts are shorter than my white shorts. I usually wear them in the colder months with tights. Surprisingly, I didn't feel naked wearing them with so much bare leg showing. The oversized volume of the sequin top helps balance things out.

sequin top worn with little black shorts

I rounded out the look with a great pair of snakeskin print sandals from JustFab.com*. There was a free pair code in my Lipstick and High Heels goodie bag. I've never hit the final sale button on any of the shoe club programs. I was concerned about the quality. Cheap heels on poor little baby toe, I cannot do. No ma'am. 

I was completely wrong though. These shoes really are Just Fab! The quality is pretty good. They're not hard and uncomfortable either. I didn't start to feel the pain until after I finished my two step at 2a. Even then, it wasn't and all out tears of pain baby toe killing experience. I will definitely check them out again!

how to wear vintage sequins

Thrift Tips


ideas for wearing a vintage sequin blouse

Sequins are delicate and can unravel easily. Examine thoroughly if purchasing in a thrift store where there's possibility of damage from all of the man handling.

Sequins can be a little more costly in thrift and vintage stores. If you like it, it's usually worth the cost.

Visit those estates sales! The condition is likely better having been in someone's closet.

Ignore size labels and try on. The sequin top I'm wearing is size XL.

Style Tips


comfortable and well made just fab shoes

Sequins can stand on their own and don't need a lot of accessories.

Wear sequins with a sweater or blazer for a daytime look.

Pair a sequin top with jeans or shorts for a casual yet fabulous evening look.

Dare to wear sequins with teeny tiny shorts? Expect attention.

what to wear with little black shorts
THRIFT Jewel Queen green sequin blouse TJMAX Rampage little black shorts GIFT JustFab snakeskin ankle strap sandals

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25 comments

My Wallet My Style said...

I LOVE that blouse!!

Jenny Moyett said...

Great top! Love how you paired it with shorts.

Have a great week!

-Jenny
http://www.babblingsofamommy.com/2013/08/ootd-military-chic.html

Amiyrah Martin said...

Love this outfit! I just got a sequin top from the thrift store that i'm styling for later this week. This was a great inspiration!

Aracely @ Mama Fashion Files said...

Super cute outfit. I haven't quite figured out how to style a sequins top without feeling like I'm going to a holiday party! I'll have to try one of your style tips. You look fabulous! :)

Ashleigh said...

I love it! I am a sequins hoe....most of my daytime tops are embellished.I think this is perfect! It reminds me of something my friend Elise would wear. Too cute!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

laniza said...

Go 'head! You're giving me all types of Beyonce realness in these photos :).

Kenya L Fashion Blog said...

I LOVE this! The sequin top is beautiful! Such a chic look and the color is gorgeous! Love it!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyalfashionblog.com

Whitney James said...

Diggin' that top! The color is fabulous!

~Whitney
www.whitneynicjames.com

Rebecca said...

Beautiful outfit! That gorgeous green sequin top is such a great find! Perfect!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Ashley said...

Oh, I love those leopard print flats you have on ebay! Bidding on them now! :)

Olivia Lane said...

Love this! You look great! I had a designer sequin top from the 80s that I totally punked out on. Now, I wish I still had it. I still have a pair of sequin leggings that I love. Only thing is I have no idea how to wash them. Do you know?

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Jenny!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Ohhh! I want to see. Can't wait to see you style it!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you! I like to look like a walking party!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Ashleigh!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Beyonce? Thanks lady!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thank you!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Thanks Rebecca!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Awesome! Thanks Ashley!

LeTroy Cooke said...

Stick to whatever the label says. Trust me. I tried to freshen up some sequins and put them in the dryer in a lingerie bag. Big mistake.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

J'adore the sparkle!

LeTroy Cooke said...

me too!!!!

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

It's rare you find that kind of cut in a sequin top! I love it because it looks so gorgeous with your skin and hair and it's cut like a fancy t-shirt!

Thanks for linking this up last week on the Verizon Voices Fashionista Style Hop. Head on over this week and link up here: http://www.modlychic.com/2013/08/verizon-voices-fashionista-style-hop-august-20.html We'd love have more of your style. And sign up for our weekly reminders too!

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