Metallics, sequins and other sparkly textures can be worn in the daytime, it’s not limited to post-sunset. But to give this a day to night look, I decided to play with textures. Mixing in a long line black turtle neck to layer down over the skirt makes it more flattering. Sometimes pleated skirts in light fabric like to hug in all the wrong places, so a longer length fixes that. I love mixing ankle boots and skirts, and these platform black suede ones create the height I want without being out of kilter with the outfit. I have to admit to wearing tights as it’s pretty freezing out there and my legs refused to play ball.
This sequin jacket is just everything. It’s velvet with sequins peppered on it, rather than sown all over so it creates a luminous glow without the glitter ball effect. So you see, sequins are for day time too! To complement the velvet in the jacket I chose this mulberry hued mini bag; the colour just lifts the look without standing out.
This doesn’t take as long as you might think as the wand gets quite hot. I curled medium sized sections so that I could break up the curls to create volume. The result is that voluminous curled look, that is simply something different to the classic barrel curl I tend to go for. A side parting makes the eighties all the more apparent. This needs some serious hold to stop it from frizzing or falling, so apply your hair spray liberally. I also used a wide toothed comb just to separate my hair a little. But be careful as this can encourage the dreaded frizz too!
All the above items are available from Penneys & Primark.