How to wear metallics all day, everyday


Magpie by nature, minimalist by necessity? Think your boss would send you home sick if you rocked up to the office decked out in ‘shine bright like a diamond’ metallics? Then it’s time you learnt how to do them right.

Now, hear me out. This is no ‘slip a black roll neck on under your sequinned spaghetti strap mini and you can totally wear it to work the day after the Christmas party’ post. 

Nope. This season the high street has outdone itself, because metallics are not only more affordable, but more wearable than ever before. Whether you dip your toe in, do the double, the triple or even the quadruple: it’s time to meet your new wear whenever, wherever hero buys.

Top, skirt and shoes, all Marks & Spencer; backpack, Skinnydip at Topshop

No boss could argue with these nattily pleated M&S co-ords. What’s in it for you? Well, not only are they beyond beaut, they’re cannily crafted from comfy jersey fabric and their sophis blend of gold and silver tones means you can pair them with gold or silver accessories. Hell, why not make it both? 

Top and culottes, both Zara; trainers, Adidas at Office; necklace, New Look

Cool, casj, collected… and clad in top-to-toe metallics? Pair slouchy separates with sharp shell-toes and it’s possible. Hellooo dream weekend look. Yes, you might still get a few looks, but they’ll be for all the right reasons, promise.

Jumper and boots, both Topshop; necklace, New Look; skirt, ASOS

Channel Alexa Chung and team this oh-so-Gucci-it-hurts skirt with a cosy knitted jumper. Mustard tones blend brilliantly with high-shine silvers and burnished bronzes. See? Metallics: not just for Christmas.