How To Style A Sequin Skirt: Charleston Edition

It’s not hard to match your outfit to the pops of color on Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC. In fact, I believe every building or home in Charleston makes up at least one shade on the ROY G. BIV spectrum. Inspired by this colorful city, I planned one of my most vibrant outfits to date, which was a melange of a sequin skirt, pastels, and bold colors.

When I first saw my new favorite wardrobe item, a pleated sequin skirt, I had a moment. “Be still my beating heart,” I told myself as I didn’t hesitate to franticly add it to my basket and immediately purchase it. If there is one thing you should know about me, it’s that I love anything that sparkles! It’s quite obvious this sequin skirt spoke to me on a spiritual level. Mermaid goals, check. Princess goals, check. Unicorn goals, check. Fairy goals, check. And the list goes on and on.

I wanted to give a few tips on how to style a sequin skirt because it is a statement piece of an outfit. You need to focus on your statement piece as you style your other pieces around it. The sequins themselves give off such energy so it’s important to keep your top rather simple. I went with a basic white tank that I knotted to the side since it looked a bit silly when I tucked it in. Always remember those two options with a skirt/top combo! It’s a nice little wardrobe hack that comes in handy, especially when your top looks stuffy tucked in to your skirt or pant! Normally I am not a crazy accessorizer, but as you can see in this outfit post I wanted to add a lot of personality to this outfit with pops of color, minimal jewelry and my favorite new shoes. The soft blue color of my shoes and the pastel skirt contrasted my color-blocking purse perfectly. I picked accessories that complimented the color of my skirt, but weren’t the exact same shades. As my skirt is a purple/metallic color, I went with blue and green accessories to create this beautiful ocean-esque color palette. Think mermaid scales and the sparkling sea – the perfect hues for this colorful ocean-front town!

When my fiancé and I first started shooting (can we just give a big kudos to Scott for doing such a fabulous job?) I was getting a little insecure because all of the stares I was getting while twirling around in my crazy, sparkly sequin skirt. I even told Scott at one point I wanted to stop shooting because I wasn’t feeling confident and I didn’t like the attention. He gave me a little pep talk and as he was doing so a group of girls walked by and one of them told me she loved my skirt.

Scott and I continued shooting and my attitude was slowly turning around. By the end of the night I swear I had over 10 compliments on my skirt! I wore it out around town for the day, out to dinner and dancing afterwards! It’s such a fun and pretty skirt, I can’t believe I wasn’t feeling confident in it before. I really love fashion because it helps people break out of their shell and for me this skirt did that and more! It personified the colors of Charleston through its rainbow of sequins glittering in the sun and it defined my girly and avant-garde style that sometimes I’m not always confident in! What started off shy and reserved turned into a burst of color and laughter. I hope you enjoy these exuberant photos 🙂

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68 Comments

  1. Diana
    August 23, 2016 / 3:21 PM

    Beautiful photos. Very romantic. Love the skirt on you. And those shoes…..

    • tayloraube
      August 23, 2016 / 5:55 PM

      Thank you Diana! Charleston is very romantic and Scott and I had the perfect getaway.

    • tayloraube
      August 23, 2016 / 5:55 PM

      Thank you! I’m obsessed with it 🙂

    • tayloraube
      August 23, 2016 / 7:50 PM

      Thank you so much! Judging by your blog name I think it’s safe to say you absolutely loved this skirt 🙂

  2. barbara.aube@gmail.com
    August 23, 2016 / 7:50 PM

    Twirl On … always … makes you and the clothes … and the viewer … feel HAPPY <3 … lovely colors too

    • tayloraube
      August 23, 2016 / 7:53 PM

      Thank you so much. I love twirling photos and I will use this piece of advice for my shoots from now on!

    • tayloraube
      August 24, 2016 / 11:50 AM

      Thank you babe! I can see you in this skirt, but maybe in a darker color 😛

    • tayloraube
      August 25, 2016 / 4:54 PM

      Thank you so much Mary! I had such a fun time putting this outfit together 🙂

  3. August 25, 2016 / 5:14 PM

    Such a pretty skirt! You look great in it! I love how you styled it too.

    • tayloraube
      August 25, 2016 / 5:49 PM

      Thank you April. Doesn’t it match the aesthetics of Charleston perfectly?

  4. August 25, 2016 / 6:15 PM

    Pretty skirt and I love those heels!! Such great photos!

    • tayloraube
      August 25, 2016 / 8:50 PM

      I love this combo too! The heels are so unique!

  5. August 25, 2016 / 6:49 PM

    I am dying over this skirt!!!! Its so amazing and you look fantastic. I am the same way as you when I shoot, I try to go to more secluded spots because I don’t like the stares. Glad you kept going though, the pics are amazing! Xo ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

    • tayloraube
      August 25, 2016 / 8:50 PM

      Thank goodness I’m not the only one! Thank you so much Anna 🙂

  6. Ruth Ridley
    August 25, 2016 / 11:09 PM

    This is such a stunning post! I absolutely love that skirt along with those shoes and that clutch! Also love the new site design absolutely beautiful.

    • tayloraube
      August 25, 2016 / 11:16 PM

      Thanks girl!! My theme is very interactive so definitely explore more if you have time. Have a great day Ruthie 🙂

  7. August 26, 2016 / 1:10 PM

    Wow! This outfit is so beautiful I love the color of the skirt paired with the colors of the bag! Very beautiful! 🙂

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 2:28 PM

      Thank you Aline. This is one of my most colorful outfits to date!

  8. August 26, 2016 / 2:28 PM

    These pictures are stunning Taylor as are you wearing it! Love how you styled it and this street is blogger heaven! Gorgeous!! Xo

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 2:44 PM

      Nicole you are too kind! I had so much fun with this shoot and exploring Charleston.

  9. August 26, 2016 / 2:29 PM

    SO pretty! Sequins can be tough to style — esp for daytime — and you totally nailed it! Love the dreamy lilac color and the pops of turquoise & lime!
    XO
    Charlotte
    http://www.styledbycharlotte.com

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 2:43 PM

      I totally agree. You never really see a daytime sequin skirt, but this one transitions so well from day to night. Thanks for your sweet comment!

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 2:42 PM

      Isn’t it lovely?! My new favorite skirt!

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 2:42 PM

      Thank you so much Nataly!

  10. August 26, 2016 / 3:09 PM

    This skirt is so beautiful! I love all the tips you put together. Your style is on point.

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 4:51 PM

      Thank you Jessica. I love helping women dress and style themselves, it’s one of my favorite parts about blogging!

  11. August 26, 2016 / 3:14 PM

    This skirt is awesome…. I love your goal check list… princes, unicorn, fairy.. check check and check! he he he So cute! I also think you have inspired me to try a little shimmer this season ;-). Beautiful photos and post girlie!
    X,
    Heather
    http://www.alittlecasual.com

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 4:51 PM

      Gotta check all of the boxes 😉 hahaha! Shimmer on babe!

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 4:52 PM

      Thank you Kelsey, that means a lot to me!

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 4:52 PM

      Thanks babe :*

  12. August 26, 2016 / 3:50 PM

    You look like a super model!! I LOVE this skirt and shoe combo!
    Taylor | blondeandambitiousblog.com

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 4:52 PM

      Hello another Taylor! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a kind message!

  13. August 26, 2016 / 7:14 PM

    these pics are beautiful Taylor, and you make Charleston look even more sparkly!! Love it! I hope you guys had the best weekend together..although you missed a birthday with a unicorn 🙂 lol XOXO
    Sam
    http://www.findingfabulousonline.com

    • tayloraube
      August 26, 2016 / 9:05 PM

      I know I was so sad I had to miss the big party! It was a great little vacation though. With the amount that Scott works this was the only opportunity for us to get away. Army problems! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  14. August 26, 2016 / 9:58 PM

    I love this whole ensemble! The skirt is cute and I adore your heels too! I have been loving sequins lately and can’t wait for a blouse to come in!

    XOXO
    Cindy
    http://www.foreignfreshfierce.com

    • tayloraube
      August 27, 2016 / 1:25 AM

      Thank you Cindy! I have a feeling sequins are going to make their way into everyone’s wardrobe soon enough 😉

    • tayloraube
      August 27, 2016 / 1:43 AM

      You and me both girl 😉 I love your blog name btw! Thanks for swinging by my blog!

    • tayloraube
      August 29, 2016 / 2:01 PM

      Just living out my fairytale, you know! Hehehe 🙂

  15. Angelle Marix
    August 27, 2016 / 2:52 PM

    You look beautiful in that fairy inspired sequin skirt!! It’s magically perfect. I love it those heels. And, these arw gorgeous shots of you.

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

    • tayloraube
      August 27, 2016 / 5:57 PM

      Thank you Angelle, I can see you rocking this skirt too. Didn’t my fiancé do a great job with these pictures? I’m so proud of him!

  16. August 27, 2016 / 5:21 PM

    I love everything about this outfit! That clutch though!! Totally buying it xo

    • tayloraube
      August 27, 2016 / 5:56 PM

      You would rock this clutch!! I love the exciting pops of color it brings to an outfit. Thanks for your comment babe 🙂

  17. August 27, 2016 / 11:06 PM

    Gir,l you are so gorgeous!! I absolutely adore this skirt on you! and how beautiful in Charleston?! I have always wanted to go, it looks like the most magical town 🙂
    xoxo
    Jess
    http://mustheartstyle.com/

    • tayloraube
      August 29, 2016 / 1:58 PM

      Isn’t it the cutest little town ever? It’s gorgeous around every corner. I can’t wait to go back! Thank you so much Jess.

  18. August 27, 2016 / 11:33 PM

    Taylor, this place is magical and it matches your look perfectly! That sequin skirt is a really catchy and fun piece, so I am not surprised people were noticing it:) You did a great job on styling it; I would totally wear it for a summer night out. Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend:)

    Yuliannova

    • tayloraube
      August 29, 2016 / 1:59 PM

      Hello Yulia 🙂 Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun shooting this skirt, awkward stares and all. It’s such a fun piece and it comfortable and cute – two very important things for me, hehe.

  19. Filipa Jackson
    August 29, 2016 / 3:19 AM

    Can this skirt get any more magical. You look like a chic mermaid

    • tayloraube
      August 29, 2016 / 1:59 PM

      This is the best compliment EVER!

  20. August 29, 2016 / 9:01 PM

    Taylor, you look amazing! This skirt really is magical! I love the way you’ve styled it, and these pictures of Charleston are beautiful. Kudos to your fiancé.

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • tayloraube
      August 29, 2016 / 9:30 PM

      Thank you so much babe! The style of the skirt and the pastels of Charleston look perfect together, don’t they?!

  21. August 29, 2016 / 9:55 PM

    That really is one gorgeous skirt and I love how you styled it! Great photos! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • tayloraube
      August 29, 2016 / 10:09 PM

      Thanks babe!

    • tayloraube
      August 31, 2016 / 11:41 AM

      Thank you! You are so kind 🙂

  22. September 3, 2016 / 1:23 AM

    These pictures are gorge!

    • tayloraube
      September 3, 2016 / 12:42 PM

      Thank you love!

  23. DoraQuolo
    April 5, 2017 / 11:15 PM

    hi!

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