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24, 2012 3:21pm

Black was by far the color of choice on the red carpet this week, while glitzy, glamorous embellishments also had their moment. For more, take a peek at’s top 5 best-dressed celebs of the week.

5. Kerry Washington

In NYC to promote her latest film Django Unchained, actress Kerry Washington wowed in a chic A.L.C little black leather dress styled with nude Christian Louboutin pointy-toe pumps. She topped off her ensemble with a necklace and earrings by House of Lavande and a bracelet, rings and necklaces by Sydney Evan.

4. Jordin Sparks

Dressed in a beautiful black Nicole Miller gown with metallic embellishments, singer/actress Jordin Sparks shined on the purple carpet at the VH1 Divas event. She sported Sam Edelman heels, Sheila Fajl jewels and pulled her hair back into an elegant updo. We’re obsessed!

3. Rihanna

Rihanna definitely shined bright on the season finale of The Voice last week! The singer, who was there to perform her hit single “Diamonds,” donned a glitzy Swarovski crystal embellished jumpsuit paired with bronze sandals, a statement crystal necklace, crystal belt and a bracelet—all by Lanvin, of course. A pretty pixie cut and flawless makeup completed her look.

2. Kate Middleton

Looking royally gorgeous in a wool forest green Alexander McQueen dress with bell sleeves, Kate Middleton attended the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards in London last Sunday. She accessorized with black Jimmy Choo pumps, an Asprey pendant necklace and diamond earrings by Kiki McDonough. Stunning, to say the least.

1. Ciara

Singer Ciara made an appearance at the VH1 Divas concert in LA last week wearing a dazzling black gown by Pamella Roland that was covered in sequins. Smokey eyes, a nude lip color and soft, sultry waves added the finishing touches. Weekly Fashion Trend Report: Don’t Be Afraid of Sequins During Daylight!

13, 2011 11:01am

By Allison Daniels

We all love the way a bit of sparkle can glam up our look when the sun goes down, but why not try sprinkling that magic on a daytime ensemble?

Lately, celebs and style-setters have been letting their sequins see the light of day. After a lesson in the art of balancing your party garb with casual-wear, you’ll be ready to do it too!

Let’s check out a few celebs rocking casual sparkle for style inspiration.

Above, Jessica Simpson shows off one of the easiest ways to amp up your daytime look: add a sequined bag. Keeping the rest of her look casual (denim always works) helps the sequin tote look fun, not formal.

One Tree Hill’s Shantel VanSanten works her sequined shorts with playful wedges and a citrus-hued top. The loose waves and untucked button-down keep this look fresh and fun, not overly dressy. Beyonce’s distressed, loose-fitting tee and cool leather jacket rough up the girly vibe of her sexy green miniskirt.

The great thing about this trend is that you can play around with it, and you don’t have to buy a single new article of clothing. We all have a sequined dress, skirt, or bag that sits neglected in our closets until a special occasion comes around. Let me tell you: your paillete-encrusted tank top just got a lot more versatile!

Here are the key things to remember when wearing sequins for day:

  1. Balance the formality of your sparkles with quintessentially casual pieces like Converse, t-shirts, and blue jeans.
  2. Never wear more than one spangled piece at a time. Not only will you hurt people’s eyes – you will look like you got lost on your way to the Miss America Pageant.
  3. As always, proportion is key. If you choose a mini like Beyonce, remember to cover up on top. If you try sequined harem pants instead, a low-cut (but still tasteful) tank top will balance the volume.
  4. Have fun! This is your chance to bring a little of that childhood whimsy (who doesn’t love playing dress up?) back into your grownup wardrobe.

Here are a few of my favorite daytime sequin combos:

1. Try a sequined mini-dress with pumped-up kicks and a cool leather jacket for a downtown rocker vibe.

Lovers + Friends Weekend Tunic ($220,; Marc by Marc Jacobs Kears Sneakers ($195,

2. This cool spangled tank gets a tomboyish vibe when paired with the following studded loafers and skinny red jeans, or try it under the veggie leather jacket!

BB Dakota Lois Veggie Leather Jacket ($57,; Sequin tee shirt ($59.99,

1969 midweight legging jeans in Russian Red ($69.95,; Sam Edelman Adena Loafer ($150,

3. These slouchy sequined pants make such a statement, it’s best to keep the rest of the ensemble incredibly simple, and add one (or two) pops of color.

Yoox Kaos Casual Pants ($59,; AllSaints Boyfriend Tee ($50,

Carole Layered Teardrop Statement Necklace ($16,; Patricia Rosales Closed-Toe Slip-Ons ($109.99,

I hope these sequined looks have given you some inspiration, and convinced you it’s a good thing to shine – especially when the sun’s out. Happy sparkling!