As it’s creeping closer and closer to December, I’ve started dreaming of holiday parties. I just love gathering with friends and family over Christmas, especially when there are some drinks and dancing involved. Something about this season makes garish things totally acceptable: giant headbands, adorned sweaters and loads of sequins. I don’t have any sequined pieces in my wardrobe, but may soon because I’ve found the Jack Wills Hadlow Vest!
Jack Wills is a company from the UK, with a style similar to Abercrombie and Fitch. It’s preppy, but a bit quirky. This sequin vest would be a divine addition to any party-girl’s wardrobe. The micro sequins shimmer but aren’t harsh and glaring, while the cut is flattering and not too body-conscious. I wanted to show you that a flashy piece like this can be toned down and worn day-to-day and this is the perfect piece to experiment on!
Let’s start with a party look.
I went with a monochromatic holiday party look in this outfit. The vest is loud on it’s own, and I didn’t want colors to compete with it. Choose a plain black tank and black jeans as your base. Black, studded booties are tough and unique, but a pair of black pumps would fair just as well! A silvery headband matches the studs and adds a girlyness to the outfit. The clutch is a metallic bronze that I thought suited the shimmery vest. It’s muted, but gives a small pop of color. Lastly, pewter and silver bangles amp up the glam factor!
And now onto day.
Tone down the sequins on this vest with a muted-colored, longsleeve dress. The dusty rose shade of this one is perfect! Throw a pair of plain, black leggings on underneath to keep you warm. The wedge booties are simple but not as casual as a pair of shearling boots. Lastly, add a preppy satchel and a gothic pendant (like this detailed cross) and you’re ready for class or a day of browsing the mall.
I hope you’re inspired to bust out your holiday pieces and make them work for everyday. If you love this vest, you can pick it up from Jack Wills for $129.