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Frugal Fashion: Sofia Coppola sparkles in a sequin tank

December 29, 2010 | 11:59 am

Ldcw9cnc Sofia Coppola is the ultimate jack of all (Hollywood) trades. She's been an actress, director, producer, screenwriter, costume designer and cinematographer, and she's only 39. It doesn't hurt that she comes from Hollywood royalty; her father is Francis Ford Coppola, and famous cousins include Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage. 

As part of a clan of Hollywood elite, Coppola is used to the flashbulbs that come with fame and has a unique sense of style when in the public view. She has a knack for being subtle in her wardrobe choices but always tends to add her own special twist, whether it be a cute clutch bag or, in this case, some sparkle.

At a recent screening for her new film, "Somewhere," Coppola attracted flashbulbs galore in a tank adorned with dark blue sequins; black pleated crop trousers; ankle strap heels and a clutch bag.

Her outfit looks sensible and conservative but fun enough to wear to the after party. And, indeed, sequined tanks are a playful, inexpensive way to spruce up any party outfit. Get your party on with one of these sequined tanks, all frugally priced of course:

Tanks 

From left, sequin and fabric mix tank from The Limited for $49.90, Michael Kors sequin tank from blufly.com fro $63, Peter Nygard sequin tank from Dillard's for $35.40, Calvin Klein tank from Macy's for $34.99 or this Simply Vera Vera Wang sequin tank from Kohl's for $48.

Give your new sparkly tank the attention it deserves by pairing it with some simple black trousers:

Pants

From left, Pleated crop pant from Express for $29.99, Signature pleated crop pant from Talbots for $56.24, Ella Moss Cassandra belted pant from revolveclothing.com for $74, or the Halogen Twill Drape trousers from Nordstrom Rack for $29.97.

For more ways to shine on New Year's Eve, check out these tips from resident stylist Melissa Magsaysay.

Happy shopping.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? E-mail us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

-- Jenn Harris

Upper photo: Sofia Coppola attends the New York screening of "Somewhere" at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images

Middle photo, from left: Sequin tank from The Limited. Credit: The Limited. Sequin tank by Michael Kors. Credit: Blufly.com. Peter Nygard sequin tank. Credit: Dillard's. Tank by Calvin Klein. Credit: Macy's. Simply Vera Vera Wang sequin tank. Credit: Kohl's

Lower photo, from left: Pleated crop pant from Express. Credit: Express.com. Signature pleated crop pant from Talbots. Credit: Talbots.com. Cassandra belted pant by Ella Moss. Credit: Revolveclothing.com. Halogen Twill Drape trousesrs. Credit: Nordstromrack.com

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