Last week was all about the new trends for autumn/winter 2017. I picked five of the new looks that I love, but more importantly can be easily adapted to your wardrobe, so your look is current and up to date. It’s the small changes that make a difference…the cut of a jacket, a pointed shoe rather than rounded, or the addition of a new bag, and most importantly these can be added inexpensively to what you already own.
Fashion is in a constant state of change, and whereas dress codes were once strictly enforced the rule book was thrown out of the window years ago, and these days anything goes. In the past lame, sequins, and metallic fabrics would only been worn at night, but this season the designers have embraced fabrics that previously wouldn’t have been used for daywear.
Chanel teamed tweed jackets woven through with gold and silver metallic threads, with glitter boots, while at Max Mara gold lame pencil skirts were worn with chunky knit gold jumpers. Dolce and Gabbana’s short silver dress was delicate and pretty, and at Yves St Laurent black dresses were embellished with silver sequins. Don’t save the razzle dazzle for parties this season, enjoy wearing it during the day, and in the evening.
The high street stores are as always quick to follow the new trends and the shops are full of clothes in gold, silver, bronze and sequins. I’ve picked five of the best and will show you how you can make them work in your wardrobe.
The first thing worth mentioning when it comes to wearing the gorgeous metallic fabrics that are about this season is to consider your skin tone. If you are a cool Summer or Winter silver will compliment your skin tone, however if you are a warm Spring or Autumn choose instead bronze or gold. Being a warm Autumn I’m gutted that this stunning jacket from Zara is only available in silver! It would look great with black jeans, a scoop neck top and chunky boots during the day or slim leg tailored trousers, a black sequin camisole and heels at night.
If a silver jacket is too much of a statement for you, adopt this year’s trend for metallic’s by wearing these fabulous gold brogues, also from Zara for just £29.99. They tick the box for comfort factor as well, and would look equally good worn with jeans, trousers or a skirt.
Pleated skirts proved popular for spring/summer 2017 and this gorgeous skirt from M&S is bang on trend in this beautiful rich bronze metallic fabric. It would look great teamed with a brown leather biker style jacket, cashmere polo neck and knee high heeled pointed suede boots or with a tailored jacket.
I love these heeled, pointed silver boots from Mango. Like the brogues from Zara above, they will update your look, but in a subtler way than going for an article of clothing. The heel height adds a bit of glamour, without being too high which would make them impossible to wear!
This glamorous top from M&S embraces this season’s trend for sparkle and shine, and is perfect if you prefer to keep your arms covered because the flattering chiffon sleeves will hide any lumps and bumps. Wear this top during the day with black jeans, brogues and a tailored coat or jacket, or simply change the brogues to heels for dinner out with girlfriends.
A biker style jacket is a great item to have in your wardrobe. Thrown over a dress, or teamed with tailored trousers the look is youthful and relaxed, or a biker jacket can be worn with a pencil skirt and heels for a meeting. Give your biker jacket an update this season with this gold metallic faux suede version from Next for £55.
If you’re a fan of T shirts but would like a version that is a little more glamorous that can be worn day or night this black and white sequin T shirt from M&S is perfect. Teamed with red or white it’ll pack a punch, and have you standing out from the crowd, or wear it with black for a more subtle look. You can buy it here for £35.
I love a bit of sparkle so metallic is a trend I’ll be embracing this season, and the bronze pleated skirt from M&S is on the wish list. Which of the looks is your favourite, and are you likely to be wearing metallic this autumn/winter? I’d love to know so leave a comment below.