This Christmas, shine in metallic and glittering accessories!
Monsoon’s Theodora printed blouse is the perfect accent to a black suit if you prefer a rock’n’roll-inspired look. Alexachung’s golden trousers add a touch Chrissie Hynde flair to your outfit. Style them with a tuxedo coat. Mini dresses are back in fashion for disco divas. All Saints’ Lilliana dress and Rixo’s mini dress (PS7 per day to hire, mywardrobehq.com) are scene stealers. While Artclub’s one shoulder silver top (PS275, net-a-porter.com) is pure Diana Ross at Studio 54.
For party-showpiece bargains, search resale sites. Current top buys include a gold Burberry dress (PS55, marketplace.asos.com) and a metallic pleated skirt (PS14, depop.com). Vestiairecollective.com lists a slew of preloved designer shoes, including silver Prada platform sandals for PS106, and Isabel Marant glitter courts for PS50. Partywear is available in a variety of rental options. For example, hurrcollective.com offers a metallic leopard dress by BA&SH at PS55, and a silver paillette dress by Ilta at PS40, both for a four-day hire. You can also find pieces that you can wear all year with clever styling. Baukjen’s silky-gold leopard-print wrap dress (PS89), can be worn over a roll neck and paired with boots on a cold January day.
Lady Gaga wore several metallic looks on the House of Gucci press tour, including a silver-iridescent animal print coat dress and silver heels. You don’t need to be Lady Gaga. Shiny accessories, like the vegan-friendly Electra ankle boots by beyondskin.com, will bring the party to your outfit. Zara’s gold stomper boot gives a grunge touch to your favorite LBD. Wandler’s mini bag in metallic gold is a great way to dress up your black dress. Finish your look with a pair of vintage statement earrings, visit susancaplan.co.uk for retro bling worthy of Alexis Colby.