This spring summer we saw some fabulous trends making their way down the catwalks, from fruity sorbet and pastel shades to luxe sportswear and monochrome palettes in structured tailoring. One of our favourite trends was the emergence of metallic surfaces, from sophisticated silver to burnished bronze and glossy gold, across ever part of the wardrobe, from sequinned skirts to metallic knit jumpers. Our Shimmering Metallics trend over on Littlewoods showcases the best items with which to rock this trend, and here are a few suggestions of our own on how to wear this sparkling, centre-of-attention trend.
Our first look is the perfect way to wear shimmering metallics in the day, but it can equally be updated for a cute, evening look too. The South Trophy Jacket, in a stylish boxy shape with cream lining and edging, is given a sparkling update with all over sequin embellishment in gold. Pair this bold piece with classic neutral wardrobe staples, like a crisp white shirt – we like the South Always Casual Roll Cuff Shirt in cotton. Add another wardrobe essential, dark wash denim for a sophisticated look; we chosen these Love Label Indigo High Waist Shorts for a quirky evening look, but skinny jeans or cropped jeans would also work well. The final touch is a pair of co-ordinating gold shoes, like the Dune Arruba Court Shoes, for a sleek yet on-trend look.
Our second look combines two of the biggest trends this season – metallic and floral prints – for a confident, fashion-forward look perfect for days out. The South Metallic Skinny Jeans in silver aren’t for the faint-hearted, but they can be a really versatile piece for your wardrobe. Keep your bottom half co-ordinated with matching silver-toned shoes like the South Embellished Ballerina Shoes in mink so the statement piece of your metallic jeans really stands out. The Oasis Tropical Placement Shell Top, with a bold floral and simple tailoring, is a fantastic contrast to the metallic jeans, creating a unique look that’s perfect for fashionistas.
The final shimmering metallics look that we’ve put together is definitely one for those summer parties! With not one, but two, gorgeous glittering gold pieces, we’ve kept the rest of the look clean with simple, neutral shoes and bag. We’ve chosen the South Trophy Tee, with embellished sequin details to the front, and the Love Label High Waist Gold Metallic Mini Skirt for the centrepiece of the outfit: be sure to tuck the t-shirt into the skirt for a clean, unfussy silhouette. Keep the rest of the look pared down with the nude KG Caggie Snake Platform Shoes and the slouchy Mischa Barton Lincoln Hobo Bag, and keep hair and makeup super natural. This way, you’ll let your glitzy gold outfit do the talking!
This summer, you can work our shimmering metallic trend whatever the occasion – just look to Littlewoods for your fashion fix!