Shine in spring as florals are given a metallic makeover

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“FLORALS? For spring? Groundbreaking.” I don’t know whether it was her steely sarcasm or stinging truth which made me chuckle in agreement, but yes, we have seen it all before when it came to bloom patterns in spring.
I’m talking about Meryl Streep’s catty character Miranda Priestly’s response in the famous Devil Wears Prada film, where her fashion assistant has the audacity to suggest the trend for an April issue of their monthly fashion glossy.
As most of you will have noticed, it’s the fail-safe trend that always seems to prevail come this time of year.
However, there is one unprecedented look eradicating the predictable collections of pastel hues and florals this season — and that’s cutting-edge metallics.

Dress, £40 River Island

Dress, £40 River Island

Yes, you heard it right. Arriving as a peculiar addition to the regular spring trends, shiny, iridescent fabrics will be the must-haves for all you fashion magpies.
No longer are the days when heavy metals are best kept for Christmas celebrations or Hogmanay parties, they now provide the perfect twist to a sunny season ahead.
Providing a fresh new take on looks that might feel a bit too predictable, mirror-shine metallics provide a luxe, futuristic feel while making the ultimate style statement.
Whether it’s dresses, bags or leather-look skirts, your new season wardrobe is being given the oil-slick treatment for an easy revamp.

Shirt, £16, George at Asda

Shirt, £16, George at Asda

For daytime, try out a metallic trench coat or glossy silver clutch as a way of introducing the trend without feeling too sci-fi.
Although metallic leather may sound terrifying, a high-shine skirt combined with a shirt or laidback tee looks stylish and chic at the same time.
A shiny trench coat is another way to adopt this look no matter what age you are. Look out for luxe fabrics and embellishment to give your trench the ultimate glam-over.
The high street has also dipped into silver and gold for many of its evening collections, ensuring that cocktail dresses and skyscraper heels are laden with sheen.

Brogues, £13 Primark
One of my favourite metallic looks right now is a simple cotton tee paired with a high-shine skirt and pop of neon to brighten things up. Also, if you decide to invest in any jewellery, make it a neon collar necklace which will become a signature part of your look for the rest of the season and beyond.
Last but not least, if you’re still feeling shy when it comes to experimenting with the metal trend, you can subtly incorporate metallics by wearing them with neutrals.
Balance a metallic shoe or skirt with a camel-coloured coat or nude top and it will instantly feel less daunting.
Check out my picks of these decadent looks that will ensure you shimmer your way through spring.

 

Coat, £135, Topshop

Coat, £135, Topshop

Dress, £45 Miss Selfridge

Dress, £45 Miss Selfridge

High-waist shorts, £34 Topshop

High-waist shorts, £34 Topshop

 

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