J-Lo works the edgy sequin top trend like a pro. Nice high-tops, too...

J-Lo works the edgy sequin top trend like a pro. Nice high-tops, too...

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The party season may be just around the corner but there’s no need to save all that glitter and glamour for that mega Christmas party: not with the new wave of cool sequin tops that have just come to light...

You can thank Ashish for single-handedly giving sequin tops a whole new spin for AW14. No longer are they refined to camisoles and Gatsby-style vests; now, they’re popping up left, right and centre emblazoned on sports tops, sweaters and collared shell tops making the sparking detail way more wearable around the clock.

Jennifer Lopez has given the trend her stylish seal of approval as well as the fash pack, who have taken it under their wing too; so you can guarantee that it’s only going to go from strength to strength, here on out.

While the trend may have started on the catwalk, it’s just starting to the high-street too with the likes of Topshop and Miss Selfridge getting in on the off-beat bling action. We recommend rocking Toppers numbered sports top with ripped boyfriend jeans and barely-there strap heels for a very cool and unexpected going out look.

If your style is more polished then look no further than House Of Holland’s boarder-line prim stripe top complete with a preppy pointed white collar; it’ll look epic paired with a patent mini skirt in a pastel hue or a pair of tailored trousers in a fresh cream or white.

Another way in which sequins have been given an edgy overhaul is being aligned in unusual motifs to create an edgy pattern; we’re loving this cropped leopard sequin vest from Zara so much, we’re considering snapping up the matching skirt to boot.

They also make for an on-point alternative to the anti-glam amongst you who, year-in year-out, dread the party season. Just throw one of these bad boys on with a pair of skinny jeans and heels and no one will know you copped out in the effort stakes.

Yep, this is the sequin top 2.0. and we’re definitely liking what we’re seeing. Take a look and shop our edit of the best sequin tops that aren’t really like sequin tops below...

By Maxine Eggenberger

Sequin Denim T-Shirt, £655, Ashish at Net-A-Porter

Numbered Sequin Sports Top, £45, Topshop

Pink Stripe Sequin Top, £250, House of Holland at Net-A-Porter

Sequin Leopard Vest, £25.99, Zara

Green Sequin Sweater, £55, Miss Selfridge

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