Some sparkle and lace for this season

It’s not even Christmas and the sequins are already out. From blazers to shorts, if it’s not covered in sequins, it’s just not worth having. Go for some eighties glamour in this sequin shrug. It’s a gorgeous cover up with just a hint of sparkle, and will get plenty of use for just £25 from New Look.

But if you really want to stand out among the masses, get your mitts on this sequin blazer from Topshop. It’s the ultimate trophy blazer and is sequin embellishment at its best. If you’ve got £80 to spend, I highly recommend it.

Feeling a little more adventurous? Sequin panties are sneaking their way into the mainstream. If you’ve got the guts (and the legs) to pull them off, they can be a real fashion statement. You must wear tights with them though; looking like Lady Gaga isn’t advisable. One of the best out there are these leopard print knickers from Topshop, as seen on Pixie Lott. Team them with a baggy black or white tee and you’re fashion royalty.

For a more toned down look, try this white, large-sequin dress from River Island. It’s girlie and glam, and its floaty fit will flatter so many shapes. There is no excuse not to do sequins this season.

Also, lace is a major theme this autumn, and can be worn day or night. It’s been seen within the gothic hints of Topshop’s latest collection, as well as popping up on casual jersey dresses all over the high street. It’s sexy and stylish and can easily sneak into your wardrobe this season.

One of the best examples of lace at its best is the Topshop Lace Contrast Dress for £45. The shape and style is beautiful, with a lace top panel and a full skirt with tie back. It can easily be dressed down for the day with some brogues or girlie pumps, and a leather jacket. To transform for night, add some killer heels and a splash of lipstick. The best colours to go for are black, if you want to dip into the girlie-goth look, or “nude” for vintage glamour.

River island have a beautiful lace tunic for £35 that will add glamour to your skinny jeans or leggings. Or, why not invest in their lace body, £15, and wear it under a crop top. It’s discreet and an easy way to dip a toe into the lace trend.

You can blend two trends into one for a bargain price of £22 at New Look. Their lace top dress has a sexy open back and body con bottom. This dress will cling in all the right places and give you a silhouette that’ll grab attention.

However, if money’s really tight, just invest in a pair of their lace tights. At only £6 it’s an easy way to get the look for less, and just team with a little black dress.