Every wardrobe needs a pretty sparkly top – a going out top so to speak. A top that can be teamed with a pair of jeans and heels for a night at the pub, or worn with a pencil skirt for a more formal occasion. At this time of year, sparkly tops covered in sequins and glitter really come into their own as they can also be worn in the day as you plunge yourself into festive season – sparkles and sequins are definitely not just for Christmas, but it probably is their favourite time of the year.
I’m a magpie when it comes to shiny, glittery things, so I have feel totally in love with the going out tops selection from Simply Be. In particular, as a lover of all things vintage, I am a little obsessed with the Nude/Pink sequin shell top from the Simply Be own range. It has a boxy shape, an attractive zip fastening on the back, and with the colour, which is almost like it has been dip dyed in coffee, it could’ve come straight from the 192os.
This is a top that is very heavy on the embellishments, but this doesn’t make it heavy to wear. It is semi transparent, so if you choose to wear it in the day you may want to add a camisole underneath. The shape is almost t-shirt like in design, but the collar and cuffs are edged which gives it a slightly formal touch.
I chose to wear this in two different styles. The first continues the nude feel and is almost my spin on a Christmas fairy, albeit with tights chanelled from Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Jessica Parker. A nude pleated skirt and rose gold shoes completed this outfit, which definitely had the sort of ethereal feel that would make it lovely for Christmas day.
But this is definitely a top that could also adapt to a more ‘rock chick’ look with the addition of coated skinnies, animal print boots and a darker lip. I think this shows the versatility of the top, which could also be worn layered over a black shift dress.
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