Call it a glam slam.
In Vogue’s most recent May issue, anoraks, denim, and other day-to-day basics met the flash and dash of sequins in a story we dubbed Practical Magic. Camilla Nickerson styled the story and, in doing so, created a world in which we can joyfully combine the comfy staples we’ve gotten used to wearing—zip-up sweatshirts, tracksuits, or soft joggers—with something more luxe and lavish—bedazzled bodysuits or embellished hoodies. Sequins, diamanté, and additional sparkling silver embellishments are no longer reserved for the holiday season, in fact, this spring’s runways were dotted with shimmering versions of wardrobe essentials, like Givenchy’s tricked out hoodie, Balenciaga’s chainmail cami, and Miu Miu’s embellished collar track jacket. It all suggests that you can dress up those reliable lounge staples. Take your Champion hoodie and layer it with, say, a dreamy crystal fringed top from JW Anderson. All that and more, below.
Elaborately Luxe Lounging
On model Adut Akech (left), a shapely Bottega Veneta jacket and pants pair well with a shimmery, glittery top from Valentino. While Ugbad Abdi (right) keeps things simple—but no less smart—in a Proenza Schouler shirtdress and Ralph Lauren Collection pants.
While its delicate straps evoke slinky staples of the boudoir, the high shine of this Balenciaga top worn by Imaan Hammam (left) all but demands a spotlight. With a Miu Miu jacket, shirt, shorts, and pants, Abdi (right) flits effortlessly between the sporty and the posh.
Do Sweat It
Hammam (left) makes a persuasive case for elevated loungewear in an elaborately embellished Givenchy hoodie, while Ariel Nicholson (right) takes street style to a dreamy new dimension by adding some ornament.
Denim That Shines
From its articulated bodice to its full, pleated skirt, the humble denim dress has never seemed quite this grown-up. Model Paloma Elsesser’s iteration comes from Alexander McQueen.
Hair, Corvette Hunt and D’Angelo Alston
Makeup, Dick Page