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How to Wear Sequins Without Looking Like a Disco Ball

If you think sequins aren’t for you, think again — this season’s glitzy skirt is daytime-appropriate and fit for any holiday soiree. The key to making sparkles look cool (and not cheesy): Pair it with a casual tee, tank, or button-down and neutral heels.

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Amanda Seyfried
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Take Amanda Seyfried’s ensemble at the Givenchy fashion show in NYC. Her easy tank and lack of statement jewels allows the glitz of Givenchy’s fishtail silhouette to take center stage.

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Kate Hudson
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A more formal option: The mock neck top and Louis Vuitton skirt that Kate Hudson wore to the Serpentine Gallery in London.

Kelly Ripa
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But it’s not all solids and sequins. Tomboys will love the look on Kelly Ripa, who paired a flannel shirt with a pencil skirt by Malene Birger. For an even more casual vibe, swap the heels for flats or even sneakers.

Scroll down for more celeb inspiration on mixing statement skirts with understated tops and shoes!

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian paired her Balmain stunner with Tom Ford stilettos.

Jada Pinkett Smith
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An Edie Parker clutch and Saint Laurent pumps complemented Jada Pinkett Smith’s $1,365 Ashish mini.

Cara Santana
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Cara Santana tucked Forever 21’s graphic tee into a Parker style.

Bella Heathcote
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Australian actress Bella Heathcote donned a Thakoon ensemble.

Try the look for less! This season’s sequin skirts don’t have to break the bank. Our favorite affordable options include a $63 rose gold midi from the LC Lauren Conrad Runway Collection for Kohl’s, a $16 Shein emerald pencil skirt (worn by Ashley Madekwe), and a $42 WYLDR silver mini on Revolve Clothing.

Watch Red Carpet Daily, presented by AT&T, to hear Us Weekly style writer Monique Meneses dish out more tips on styling sequined skirts. And keep watching to shop Cara Delevingne‘s leather and lace look for less!

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