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Trend page: Sequinned Blazers
Set the New Year a-blaze in a riot of sparkles….
Heather Whyley

he New Year is already upon us, and after all last month’s over-indulgence there is nothing like something new to lift the spirits.

Get style-savvy and you need only invest in one fabulous piece to get you through the rest of the winter: the sequinned jacket.

The trend for sparkle-smattered tailoring has been gathering momentum this season. It all began with Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and YSL’s beautifully cut dinner jackets, and summer’s biggest hit, the boyfriend blazer. This soon evolved into the ultra-luxe sequinned jackets spotted on the catwalks at Matthew Williamson and Diane Von Furstenburg. See Topshop for their similar version (5,500 rub), also seen on the likes of Popstrel, Beyonce.

The sequinned jacket is an instant wardrobe update to all your classics, the LBD, a great pair of trousers, a crisp white blouse. Completely versatile, it’s guaranteed to see you into spring. Surprisingly easy to wear, you can sling it over your favourite little cocktail dress. Try black or midnight-blue with bright colours or bold patterns. Dress up jeans and a simple vest with something like Monsoon’s golden waterfall jacket (5,500 rub). It’s the perfect separate to have you dazzling day and night. Supermodel, Elle Macpherson oozes sophistication in her gold sequins, and Cheryl Cole uses them to add interest to a simple black top.

Don’t be afraid to play with your accessories. Oversized pieces such as a fabulous clutch bag, an embellished cuff or bib necklaces are the way to go. Accessorize and Aldo have a vast selection or, try H&M for a purse-friendly treat. Olivia Palermo, star of the hit MTV show, The City, shows us how to accessorize her Topshop jacket with some statement accessories.

Combine high fashion with practicality, and swap your party shoes for a pair of shoobs (part shoe, part boots). They look great with opaque stockings or bare legs, and can be dressed up for day or night. Perfect for negotiating Moscow’s snowy pavements. Rendez Vous and Zara have some of the best to choose from.

Check out my selection of Moscow’s finest shimmering jackets and those January wardrobe blues will be a thing of the past.

  1. White and bright stone embellishment, 5500 rub, Topshop
  2. Gold waterfall jacket, 5500 rub, Monsoon
  3. Leather and silver sequins, 5900 rub, Topshop
  4. Bronze and black checks from a selection at River Island
  5. Black sequins, from a selection at Per Una, Marks and Spencer
  6. Bib necklace, from a selection at Accessorize


H&M: Metropolis,
16 Leningradskoye Shosse,  

Europeskiy shopping centre,
2 Kievskaya Pl.  

Topshop: Metropolis,
16 Leningradskoye Shosse,  

River Island: Metropolis,
16 Leningradskoye Shosse,  


Atrium, Zemlyanoy,Val 33,  

Marks and Spencer:
Europeskiy shopping centre,
2 Kievskaya Pl.  

Rendez Vous:
15 Tverskaya Ul.  

Dune: Europeskiy shopping centre,
2 Kievskaya Pl.  

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