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23rd November 2013

Shimmer chic

Skye Scott has scoured the high street and explains how you don’t have to hide your shimmery statements until after hours.

‘Tis the season to glitter, sparkle and shine. With this seasons futuristic, metallic trend you can do just that. From shiny shoes to full-length embellished dresses in metallic hues of pink, green, silver and gold, there is something metallic for everyone this season.


Not all metallic have to be gaudy and garish. These mint green metallic loafers give a subtle nod to the trend without being too much. They are sensible and practical enough to wear all day everyday, as well as making a unique going out flat shoe.  Not only are they practical and comfortable but also they are pretty enough to be a Christmas decoration in themselves. Wear them for day with black skinny jeans and an oversized jumper. Alternatively, wear them with denim shorts and this season’s silky camisole for a casual but evening Christmas look. You can’t say no now, they are even in the sale!


Metallic clothing can make a daytime look spring to life and that doesn’t mean it has to be ultra shiny or glittery. This chiffon metallic top can be worn for day and night to add a subtle sheen to an otherwise bland and boring outfit. The plain colour makes it wearable and versatile. This season is all about texture so layer it up with a leather skirt and furry jacket. Or how about wearing the metallic t-shirt with this season’s checked trousers for ultimate fashion brownie points. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t have to be trend on trend. Even once Christmas is over you’ll be able to wear it tucked in to denim jeans for a fashionable casual look.

Don’t be scared of this statement metallic skirt. Plastic, coated fabrics are key this season and this skirt encompasses this as well as the metallic trend.  The pencil skirt shape makes sure that you stay elegant and feminine whilst the silver colour and metallic effect keeps you bang on trend. If you’re not feeling silver, Topshop have the skirt on offer in many colour variations to suit you. This seasons pink jumper would work great to keep it a girly but casual look or wear it sports style with a sweatshirt and trainers. Rock it up by night by wearing it with a black crop top and leather jacket.


Metallic dresses may have you thinking of fairies, princesses and Christmas angels but this metallic and velvet dress from ASOS is sophisticated and cool.  Velvet is a must have fabric in the Christmas season and this purple velvet dress with gold metallic flecks is the height of luxury metallic dressing. This dress is bound to get heads turning at your Christmas party worn with plan black sandals or even matching gold metallic shoes. Don’t be scared to wear it by day either, wear it with black tights, ankle boot and a chunky scarf for a statement Christmas daytime outfit. It’s in the sale now so be quick.

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