Saturday 22 November 2014

Shiny happy people

Published 24/05/2013 | 10:14

Prepare to have your shoulders stroked - a lot! The uber-shiny texture of Marks & Spencer's Limited Collection purple foil shirt gives it instant tactile appeal, €50 (approx), available June.
Prepare to have your shoulders stroked - a lot! The uber-shiny texture of Marks & Spencer's Limited Collection purple foil shirt gives it instant tactile appeal, €50 (approx), available June.
Humble T-shirt begone. Casualwear gets a dose of high glamour with ASOS's green metallic foil number. It's a tee of two halves with cotton jersey on the back and dazzling contrast foil at the front, €28
Foil style metallic clothing for Burberry Prorsum Spring/Summer 2013 collection during London Fashion Week.
First gladiator sandals were brown and boring, then shiny in silver and gold, and now, they're bright and blingy. Step forward Bertie's Jovenia metallic sandals, €70, available in bold red, blue or silver.
Metallic pink skater skirt, £55; check T-shirt, £20; both ASOS
Forget dowdy secretary, the pencil skirt gets a high-shine makeover at Marks & Spencer. This Autograph metallic blue leather will add a slick edge to summery tops
Send stonewash packing by updating your jeans drawer with coloured metallics. TK Maxx's green iridescent trousers are sure to look minty fresh with tanned feet and sandals, €22.
Models wearing bright metallic trench coats on the catwalk during the Burberry Prorsum Womenswear catwalk show.
Turn to the metal dark side for a glam variation on pewter or bronze for eveningwear. Motel's inky blue metallic circle skirt is perfect for dance floor twirling, (www.topshop.com).
Get your sweet fix with Zatchels' Candy bags. This collection of coloured cracked metallic satchels will make your mouth water. Available in blue, pink, turquoise, or gold, from €130, (www.zatchels.com).

Precious metals have gone rainbow bright for summer. Lisa Haynes marvels at the trend for coloured metallics

If the Olympic summer of 2012 was all about bronze, silver and gold, this is the year to dazzle in metallic colour.

 

Think high-gloss tones of purple, green, blue and orange that practically reflect in the sun. Style's Quality Street moment, if you will.

 

Traditional metals have received a shimmering update, thanks to the likes of catwalk trend-setters Burberry Prorsum, Dior and Emporio Armani, who sent foil, iridescent and holographic finishes down the runways.

 

The lustrous effect can be toned down with light pastel hues, so experiment with different colours to find your perfect metal match.

 

Time to polish up your look and take metallics to the max.

 

 

 

SHINY STYLE RULES

 

Still stuck on overfamiliar gold and silver? Ease your way into metal brights with our golden fashion rules:

 

:: Pastels are the easiest way to work coloured metallics if you're not brave enough for brights.

 

:: Create impact in coloured metal with structured, neat pieces, rather than floaty foils with excess material.

 

:: Bright metallics are perfect for daytime. Pare down by teaming with casual T-shirts or fine knits.

 

:: If you're feeling too 'shiny', tone down your metallic with matte nudes for a chic and summery look.

 

:: Only ever wear one bright-coloured metallic piece. Any more will be shine overkill.

 

 

 

 

 

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