Metallics are a bit like Marmite; some people love them and loads of people hate them. Unless you’re Susie Bubble, they're probably not something you want to do head-to-toe, but they’ve grown up for the new season. Instead of garish high-shine, it’s more about that newly-polished finish.
It’s already coming through as a trend for spring/summer 2017. At Roksanda, alongside her usual zingy palette, there was a lustrous gold bomber and silky dresses. Carolina Herrera sent a high-shine brocade gown down the runway, alongside denim and monochromatic prints, and at Christopher Kane we saw swishy pleated dresses, while Donatella Versace pimped up black dresses with swathes of silver.
Things got more brash at Marques’Almeida with mirror-like trousers, with sixties wallpaper florals and ostrich feathers.
Metallic boots and loafers are the easiest, and arguably the coolest, way to work the trend into your wardrobe. Make a gold pair pop for Instagram with a light blue denim and maximalist shirt — either a pimped up classic collared style or ruffle blouse.
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You can also wear them with your usual looks — silver complements a dark indigo jean and charcoal grey, which will see you comfortably into winter and the season of heavy knits and dressing gown coats. Backless loafers are the obvious choice, but can be a bit dependent on weather warnings so go for a more classic style for sensibleness.
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It’s not all about the pieds, however. You can embrace the Gucci girl look with a pleated skirt and liquid metal bomber, or just go for the molten metallic dress or the top dressed down with trainers. We’d stick to white to avoid a Lily Allen circa 2008 look.
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