November 22, 2012 - Ask Alison, Easy Outfits, Style

Ask Alison | Style My Sequined Tank

I asked…and so did you!

Last week I debuted my new feature, Ask Alison which invites readers to submit an item to be virtually styled on the blog.  It was inspired by an e-mail from a friend who asked for ways to pair up her new fleece vest.  You can see the three looks I created for her HERE.

I also opened the offer to all of you to send in questions and have me pair up pieces that you own.  Thanks to everyone who sent in a request!  I will be featuring them in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, here’s this week’s Ask Alison question.

Hi Alison!  I love your new feature and your blog.  Here’s my question.  I got a new silver sequined tank to wear to my husband’s holiday office party.  I didn’t want to buy a whole outfit because I’d like to make this work with the basics I already own.  Can you show me two different ways to wear it – one casual and one for the party?  I’d like to get more use out of it than just this one event.  Thanks a bunch! – Nicole

Well, Nicole a sequined tank is a great wardrobe builder and more versatile than most think.  You are right on the money for wanting to pair it up in different ways.  I have a few sequined tanks and have worn them for everything from a New Year’s Eve party to a casual dinner.   It’s an excellent multi-tasker.  Not to mention, it works great with basics that most women already own.

Here are two looks to take your sequined tank from holiday party to laid back casual using items you probably already own.

Sequined Tank - Two Ways

 

For the holiday office party look, I paired the sequined tank with a red swing jacket, black dress pants, strappy heels and sparkly black and silver accessories.  A bright red pedi completes out this elegant holiday look.  If you don’t already own a red jacket, that’s ok, you can substitute any blazer or cardigan with this ensemble.

The laid back casual look features a lightweight boxy sweater to layer over the tank.  Pair it with slouchy boyfriend jeans, comfy leopard print flats, a brown cross-body bag, fun bangles and simple hoop earrings.

It’s Your Turn: Are you having trouble styling an item in your closet? Submit your request to Ask Alison HERE and you could see it styled on the blog!

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3 Comments

  • Let me just say, I love sequins! Great looks. I love the idea of the tank peaking out behind a cozy sweater. Ironically, or maybe not, my most recent post features a sequined tank too. Must be the season for a little extra bling, even in casual ensembles.

    Sue xo

    http://www.acolourfulcanvas.blogspot.com

  • Cute looks!!! I especially love the casual look…the layering is perfect! Great styling girlie!
    Jenni
    http://www.foundinmycloset.blogspot.com

  • I don’t own a sequined tank yet…but that is about to change! LOVE both of your looks. And I’m soooooooooooooooo excited about the linky party! I hope everybody is getting their posts ready!