Dressing for summer: the sequin skirt

Burberry catwalk show


A pencil skirt is a thing of great beauty and believe it or not, can suit almost anyone if styled in the right way.

As bums are officially now a “thing” (thanks Kim Kardashian – at least you have done one thing for womens self esteem!) slimline skirts are no longer just the domain of the super skinny or bottomless.

Remember ages ago we told you how an knee or mid calf length pencil skirt can be dressed up with a kitten heel or dressed down with a pool slide or birkenstock – honestly sometimes we are so ahead of the game we confuse ourselves and end up wearing head to toe black 24/7!

Well over the last few months the pencil skirt has gone from strength to strength and has become an everyday staple in my wardrobe. Be it denim, printed or heavy lace, there is almost no occasion when this flattering shape doesn’t work.

Now I plan to take things to the next level with the addition of a sequin pencil skirt. Gosh, I hear you gasp – what kind of supremely glamorous life must I lead to be able to incorporate such a thing of immense beauty into my everyday routine? Well if cycling up and down Kingsland Road every day, with an occasional detour to other parts of Hackney and possibly even W1, count as glamorous I’ll take it – but tbh I don’t really care, as, if I like a look I’ll wear it anywhere at any time. I really don’t believe in keeping things for “best,” as God forbid one could drop down dead (RIP Rik Mayell and Louise Wilson) at any moment and then where would our cost per wear ratio be for that ridiculously expensive handbag we simply had to have?

I will be dressing my sequin skirt down with a tucked in t-shirt or a statement sweatshirt, teamed with some Supergas or slides – or dressing it up with a kitten heel and floaty top.

Pencil Skirts

Top Shop, Burberry Resort and street style

The key thing to remember if you fancy trying a sequin pencil is – it’s all about green – bottle green, aqua (think Little Mermaid) or mint green are the colours of choice.

Navy also works if you don’t want to look too “Disney” and the newest, therefore most fashionable sequins are large and matt, like the dreamy pencil skirts shown in the recent Burberry resort collection. But they won’t be available for months and will cost as much as a week in Cornwall in August, therefore pinned on the “when I marry my second husband, who despite his arty, left wing, bohemian demeanour is actually a philanthropic billionaire” board.

I am also going to two (fashion) weddings over the next couple of weeks and think a sequin pencil will be perfect wedding attire. Teamed with a statement necklace (although I am nearly over them) and a simple top from COS, I am hoping to create enough sophisticated sparkle to make the brides gay best friend want to Vogue to Madonna with me at some point in the proceedings –  which in anyones book is a result.


  • Sam says:

    I have to thank you for this recommendation. I bought the Topshop skirt for my daughter to wear to her Leaver’s dinner. She also just came back from Glastonbury where she wore it many times. So many people told her how lovely it is and that she looked like a mermaid!
    Thank you!

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