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Would You Wear It- Sequins, Leopard and Metallic Tweed

Happy Saturday and welcome to the weekend. It’s time for would you wear it. Each week my friend Pam and I share a mannequin with our audience and ask our readers if they would wear what’s it’s modeling. I love to hear your styling ideas of how you could make an item work for you.

I saw several outfits this week but decided this was the most interesting to share.

If it won’t work for you, I’d also like to hear why.

Are the colors wrong for you?

Is the shape wrong for your body?

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Now let’s pop over and see what Pam’s mannequin is wearing here.

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60 Comments

  1. Paulette Levy
    December 14, 2019 / 3:23 am

    It’s a bit busy as shown! I like the leopard crew neck but NOT as shown. I’d wear the sweater with black jeans or my camel pants or skirt.
    Metallic skirt for me is a no, but on the right woman? Sure, just not styled as shown.
    The jacket? I don’t care for it at all. My jackets need to hug in at waist.
    Sorry…….

  2. Philanthi
    December 14, 2019 / 3:27 am

    IMO as an outfit….just eeewww 😖. However I LOVE both the color and style of the sequenced skirt and would definitely wear it, probably pairing it with a black and/or white top and/or white jacket or maybe even a wrap. As I am only 5’0” tho, I would have to shorten the skirt quite a bit to make it work for me and would stick with simple but not boring jewelry/accessories to avoid overwhelming myself. And of course, I’d have to buy new shoes…Hey this is fun!!! 😉

  3. Pamela Lutrell
    December 14, 2019 / 3:36 am

    I would wear the jacket and top with other pieces. The skirt? Probably not. Together…a definite NO. I like the skirt, but the Cost Per Wear would be high since there are only a few places to wear it. The jacket is really too short for my curvy figure and would not be flattering. I do like the leopard top with the right pieces where that one top is the star. There are too many stars in this outfit and they are competing against one another.

  4. Julia
    December 14, 2019 / 4:05 am

    I agree with Pamela. The shapes are all nice and would suit my figure but together it’s all too much. I wouldn’t get much wear out of a sequinned skirt living in the middle of nowhere.

  5. Cindy
    December 14, 2019 / 4:15 am

    This outfit is a resounding No for me.
    I’d wear the leopard with the jacket & solid color pants or skirt.

  6. Rita
    December 14, 2019 / 4:18 am

    Kind of a hot mess together for me! Would wear the jacket and top , probably not together, but separately. The jacket is a nice length for me. Though I really like the skirt, especially the color, it is nothing that would fit into my lifestyle. This was an interesting outfit Jennifer!

  7. Linda
    December 14, 2019 / 4:24 am

    Looks like they went in a dark closet and pulled anything they found out and put it on. Nothing seems to go together in this outfit. I would never get any wear out of the skirt. Living in the country does not usually call for that much bling. Jacket is too short. Neckline too high on the top.

  8. Pam
    December 14, 2019 / 4:25 am

    Absolutely NO! With my body shape and age, the skirt would look inappropriate. I do not care for the jacket… it looks a bit ‘vintage’ to me. I would wear the leopard crew neck, most likely with black jeans and a cardigan. Too be honest, this mannequin looks awful…in my opinion. If I saw it in the store, it would not entice me to try on any of those items.

  9. Susan
    December 14, 2019 / 4:26 am

    I might wear the outfit should I be auditioning for the role of Alexis Carrington in a 2019 remake of Dynasty.

    • Ellen
      December 14, 2019 / 5:38 am

      Would I wear this outfit Let me think… never in a million years. Each piece is OK on its own, I suppose. If I ever had an occasion to wear a sequined skirt, I might wear this one. I can safely say that, because I think I will never encounter such an occasion. The leopard top is good. Would probably wear it with Jeans, though.
      The jacket, just no.
      Jennifer, you exhort us to be kind when we comment.
      This outfit defies kind. This outfit is a bully.

  10. Leeann
    December 14, 2019 / 4:36 am

    I like the jacket and top but the skirt is too wild for me. I would pair it with a black skirt or pants.

  11. April Bruckmann
    December 14, 2019 / 4:37 am

    Absolutely NO! Although the leopard top would look nice with black slacks or jeans. Not a fan of either the jacket or skirt. I am almost at retirement age and work from home, so the majority of the clothes I buy are casual.

  12. Michele
    December 14, 2019 / 4:38 am

    I like the pieces individually, but not styled together…not sure what the stylist was thinking (or drinking) at the time. Midi skirts are in style, but sequins on a skirt, or even pants, is not my thing. Just walking and sitting would most likely cause the sequins to shed and I have absolutely no place to wear this. I like the jacket because it adds the perfect amount of understated sparkle. I would wear with a solid blouse or sweater and skinny pants. (Sine the jacket is not fitted, I feel like the pants should be) I like adding a touch of leopard to outfits, but not as shown. I am not a huge fan of mixing patterns.

    • RoseAG
      December 14, 2019 / 4:58 am

      Sometimes I think the dresser gets a set of things to put on display -these aren’t selling, display them more- and sets out to make an outfit.
      I can go for the jacket and the skirt, but sweater seems odd.

  13. Leslie
    December 14, 2019 / 4:41 am

    Love the jacket and the sweater. I’m not sure I’d wear the skirt. You never know, however. With the right top I just might wear it for a dress up occasion.

  14. BarbB
    December 14, 2019 / 5:00 am

    I agree with all the comments about too much going on. Each piece is very attractive, but together, no so much. I think with any outfit, one piece should shine (no pun intended!), not every one. I like them all individually, especially the top. I think the dresser got a little over zealous! Makes shopping interesting and fun, that’s for sure.

  15. Susan McClelland
    December 14, 2019 / 5:01 am

    I would wear the jacket – it would go with most of my work clothes and I like the fringe detail along the edges. Not a big fan of animal prints so would pass on it. While I love the colour of the skirt, it wouldn’t get much use and would hang in my closet. Plus not sure about the length – below the knee pencil skirts are hard to pull off. I expect it would make me look dowdy rather than glam.

  16. Diane B
    December 14, 2019 / 5:07 am

    Although I do like a sequin top, I think the skirt is a bit too much for me. The thought of getting in and out of a car just screams flying sequins and a ruined skirt. The sweater is the wrong colour for my skin tone but I do like the jacket and have a few of that style. Easy to dress up with a scarf or necklace. The proportions are good for me, just not the fabrications.

  17. MP
    December 14, 2019 / 5:18 am

    This combination makes no sense to me. The blue sequin skirt is gorgeous for a swanky New Year’s party. I like the cut of the jacket not the fabric, and I’m sick of animal prints so the sweater is a no. Looks like someone got dressed in the dark.

  18. Lynne
    December 14, 2019 / 5:35 am

    I like the jacket and leopard sweater together or separately. The skirt would work better in a gold or black sequin color way, or with a black leather moto jacket.
    I would not look good at all in that skirt. I’m 5’2” and have “saddlebag” fat deposits on my thighs. Pencil skirts and skinny tapered pants and leggings are always a no go for me. I love colorful clothes, but I could not pull off that skirt even in an a-line style. I could see it on a woman who doesn’t carry most of her weight where I do.

  19. Connie
    December 14, 2019 / 5:42 am

    All together it looks like my granddaughter just dressed her Barbie doll…

  20. Laura Lambdin
    December 14, 2019 / 5:45 am

    Wow! Hard pass together, but maybe in three separate outfits

  21. Cynthia D Brown
    December 14, 2019 / 5:56 am

    Honestly, when I see style assembled like this, I wonder if I’m just missing the point! To me it looks like they ran around the store, picked three of the most disparate pieces they could find and slapped them on the mannequin 😀. That aside, I dig the top and the jacket. The skirt is too mermaid for me.

  22. Violet L O'Brien
    December 14, 2019 / 6:09 am

    I would certainly not wear it as it is shown. Perhaps the jacket and top with a different bottom. The skirt with an entirely different top. Just not my style….I wouldn’t be comfortable in this at all.
    Have a great day!

  23. Susan Kelley
    December 14, 2019 / 6:13 am

    Each piece is ok alone or with other less flashy pieces. But together a resounding NO! Too much. Really like the jacket,interest fabric and details. BUt with a more neutral skirt of pants.

  24. jmp
    December 14, 2019 / 6:14 am

    Wow! There’s a lot going on there. Definitely not for me. I guess I’m old enough that I like clothes to blend together a bit more than this. I do like the leopard crew neck shirt, though. I’m wondering who would wear this.

  25. Karen Needler
    December 14, 2019 / 6:17 am

    What a riot! (and I say that with a smile on my face.) It looks like three worlds have collided. I’m only going to address the skirt. A pencil skirt is always a great style for me. However, it’s the sequins. Beautiful sequins. I’m seeing this kind everywhere. In fact, I ordered an Anthropologie sequined top, I think, after scrolling through Jennifer’s navy velvet blazer post. I had to send it back because they were noisy! They rustled together as I moved, and in a cheap-sounding way. They also weren’t very comfortable, so I can’t imagine SITTING on them! After sending the top back I’m finding sequins scattered in my room, so that doesn’t bode well for longevity. Do these sequined styles expect longevity anyway? Well, I enjoyed looking at this outfit and am reminded that regardless of my age, I’ll always love sparkle and bling!

    • Lois Williams
      December 14, 2019 / 9:15 am

      Oh my! I’d love to chat with the stylist because I can’t figure out why these 3 pieces were put together.
      I like the skirt perhaps with a silk charmeuse blouse & velvet jacket. The jacket & sweater are fine for the office but not my colors.
      This is one of the more puzzling mannequins that you’ve found – always a fun post!

  26. Denise Bellerdine
    December 14, 2019 / 6:22 am

    Sorry, Jennifer, but there is just too much going on here. I’m more simple/classic and each element would be interesting separately but definitely not together!

  27. Phyllis Hughes
    December 14, 2019 / 6:32 am

    When did they start hiring three year olds to dress mannequins? What a conglomeration! That said, I do like the jacket and would wear it with slim black pants and a black tank. I don’t care for animal prints and I have no occasion for a sequined skirt.

  28. Sandra
    December 14, 2019 / 6:37 am

    I have seen this trend done much better. The stylist missed the mark. Yes it’s very busy – personally this particular outfit looks like bag lady on her night out- it’s just not for me . IMO to be able to pull this off without looking like a crazy old lady, you must be tall, thin, and clever in how you mix the textures and prints.
    With that said, for me, I’d wear each piece separately. I like the skirt and would pair with a nice classic blouse. I would definitely wear the sweater with other bottoms and the jacket is really versatile.

  29. Linda
    December 14, 2019 / 6:38 am

    I’d wear the sweater, and I’d wear the jacket, but not together. I have no need or desire for the skirt.

  30. Eileen
    December 14, 2019 / 7:07 am

    Wow! I might like any of these items, but all together they are way too much. Love the grey jacket. Love the blue sequined skirt. The animal print top is not the right color for me.

  31. Donna Nance
    December 14, 2019 / 7:13 am

    Oy vey! The components would be great separately as an anchor for other outfits. It looks like someone got dressed in the dark. I’m all for creativity and mixing patterns; however, this misses the mark by a mile.

    • MRSBEN2
      December 14, 2019 / 7:07 pm

      DITTO but am going to add; what was the stylist thinking? -Brenda-

  32. Lydia
    December 14, 2019 / 7:18 am

    Jacket is OK – if you are a “lady who lunches”. Top – again OK, except that I am a little tired of animal prints; skirt – never in a million years. Try sitting on sequins for a bit then see how it looks. So…I think I will pass on the outfit.

  33. Barbara Kluver
    December 14, 2019 / 7:32 am

    OMG no. Never. I don’t like any of the pieces. I don’t wear skirts at all anymore. I don’t like any of the fabrics. I would have to “just say no” to this outfit!

  34. Sue
    December 14, 2019 / 7:43 am

    It gets noticed which I guess is the idea. Love the jacket and top. Lots of ways to wear it but not with that skirt. I’d wear the skirt if I ever had a glitzy glam occasion to attend— with a simple black top and a substantial necklace with blue gems. As it is, I’m short on invitations to galas lately so guess I’ll have to pass.

  35. Griselle CC
    December 14, 2019 / 8:01 am

    Together, I can’t even imagine.

  36. britta
    December 14, 2019 / 8:15 am

    I think the jacket and skirt might be better with a solid silky tank. There is something about the texture of the sweater that clashes with the texture of the sequins. Personally I have no where to wear an outfit like this, but I think it could look cute on a younger person with the tank idea.

  37. Cathy Cunningham
    December 14, 2019 / 9:08 am

    Like the jacket. That’s all I can say about this outfit.

  38. Rose
    December 14, 2019 / 9:10 am

    Wow! Very festive but too much going on for me.

    • Linda
      December 15, 2019 / 10:55 am

      Sorry…this is not for me. I must agree with everyone on this. Way too much going on. I can’t even appreciate the pieces on their own because it’s way to busy for me.

  39. Betsy
    December 14, 2019 / 9:58 am

    Jacket is a would wear. Sweater is a maybe. The skirt is a no. Altogether is a yikes!

  40. Dawn
    December 14, 2019 / 10:28 am

    Love the jacket!! I like the leopard sweater, but not with the jacket . My life is very casual these days, so I wouldn’t have any place to wear the sequin skirt. NO to the three pieces together.

  41. Eve
    December 14, 2019 / 10:40 am

    I would love to hear the explanation for why someone thought this looked good but I live in a small town where we all know each other. I would be arrested for public drunkness if I showed up in this so…… LOL. But I can see where a fashionista would love the boldness of this. Thank God we are different. Take the best and leave the rest is what my mama would say.
    I might wear the jacket or top but not together. I like to balance a solid with a showy piece so yes to the jacket and top but the skirt just isn’t for me. It is pretty but I don’t party much, actually none, so I’d pass it by.

  42. Taste of France
    December 14, 2019 / 11:16 am

    I could see having all three pieces in my closet, but I would never wear them together. As a an outfit, this is the definition of a hot mess.

  43. beth byrd
    December 14, 2019 / 11:19 am

    I’m all for mixing colors and textures, but in this case it just doesn’t work.

    The colors don’t play off of each other at all and there is way too much going on with the textures. The combination detracts from each piece instead of enhancing them.

    That being said, I do like the jacket and the animal print sweater. I wouldn’t wear them together, but I could picture either one with ivory-colored pants.

  44. Becky
    December 14, 2019 / 11:33 am

    As others have noted, there is just too much going on with this outfit. My eyes don’t know where to focus While I wouldn’t wear the jacket & leopard top together, I would wear each of them on their own. I would wear the jacket with black slacks or jeans & a simple blouse, perhaps in a bright color. The leopard top could be worn with black, winter white or brown pants, & I wouldn’t wear it tucked into anything. I wouldn’t have anywhere to wear the skirt, & it is the wrong length for me. I also can’t imagine sitting for any length of time in a sequined skirt & not worrying about how it might look when I stood up.

  45. Helen
    December 14, 2019 / 11:42 am

    Absolutely NOT, A HORRIBLE OUTFIT!!!

  46. MARY L HARTMAN
    December 14, 2019 / 11:48 am

    This is too busy for me and would not fit my personal style

  47. Linda
    December 14, 2019 / 12:26 pm

    My friends would think I’d lost my mind!

  48. Linda V
    December 14, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    wow. A horrible outfit. Looks like someone went into their closet with their eyes closed and picked 3 items! I like the top for someone else, not me. I don’t wear browns. I like the skirt but feel it would be uncomfortable to wear. Don’t like the jacket at all!

  49. Joanna
    December 14, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    No! I would not wear these disparate pieces together. If I wanted to casual down the sequin skirt, I would pair it with a chambray shirt or simple pullover sweater.

    The leopard sweater has too high a neck. I would get little use, if any, out of the sequin skirt. The tweed blazer, however, would be in constant rotation.

  50. Susan
    December 14, 2019 / 1:59 pm

    as an outfit–no way in the world. I’d wear the jacket with a graphic tee and jeans, ankle boots. That’s one outfit. I’d wear the leopard top with a burgundy or champagne color sequin skirt-not that long, maybe Aline. Nice booties or heels. That’s another outfit. The blue sequin skirt is just too memorable and the cost per wear would be unjustified for me

  51. Kay
    December 14, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    Uh. No. Not at gun point.

  52. Suzanne
    December 14, 2019 / 5:55 pm

    Maybe the person that put this outfit together is colorblind? Not in this life or any life would I wear this together.

  53. Sandy
    December 15, 2019 / 5:05 am

    This is awful – just awful. Please bring back matchy-matchy. What a mess this is!!!

  54. Lauryn
    December 15, 2019 / 7:10 am

    Individually, these pieces could work. This is one instance where “Together is not better. I would wear the top with jeans and a solid blazer or cardigan. The jacket with jeans or a pencil skirt and a turtleneck or shirt. The skirt would not fit my lifestyle (retired and casual) but could work with a cashmere sweater in a solid colour.
    Love your posts Jennifer. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2020 to you and your loved ones!

  55. Eileen
    December 15, 2019 / 7:20 am

    This mish mash of style reminds me of the crazy polyester 1970’s outfits, or grunge outfits, but the execution isn’t right. The gold sequin skirt with the sweater would work ( shown online). And take off the jacket, the sweater looks warm enough. I’m guessing the stylist had to make substitutions to their plan, due to low stock? The fabrics look too bulky for my taste, no I wouldn’t wear any of it.

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