The Fourth of July is now past, but “sparklers” are still going strong for the rest of the summer. I’m talking about sparkling tops: sequins for summer.

Historically strippers, shriners and gypsies have favored them. Among the general public, they have been relegated to the Christmas season and New Year’s Eve parties, ballet recitals, and evening in general but this summer, sequins have come out of the closet and set up camp on some of our favorite hot weather items to be worn day or night: you will find cardigans, Henleys, tank tops, and crew neck tees adorned with the disk-shaped circles and beads and the palette is light and bright.

My favorite way to wear summer sequins is white on white.

An Elizabeth and James white sequin tee (yes, available at our Telluride boutique, Two Skirts) can dress up a pair of white eyelet shorts and scream: “I’m ready to party.”

Bright sequins can also do the trick. Try a Parker orange and silver-striped tank or a lime green sequined cami with jeans for a birthday cocktail party at La Marmotte in Telluride. (See insert.)

Or check out Tucker’s white short-sleeved Henley with silver sequins for a casual dinner party or their white drapey cardi with baby pink sequins for a cool wedding evening.

If King Tut wore sequins – at least his mummy did – what’s stopping you from putting on the ritz?

Shine on!

1 Comment
  • Catherine
    Posted at 07:56h, 14 July

    Such good news!!!! I’m always looking for a new opportunity to sparkle. Twelve months of the year is great! And, yes, I do have a closetful of “Two Skirts” glisten!!!