Remember, remember the fifth of November! I love this time of year, dazzling firework displays light up the skies across the country and it really feels like the Christmas countdown is underway.
Lurex, sequins and glitter are back! Bling has always had a place on the Autumn Winter fashion hit list and this year sees a fresh take on last year’s metallic trend, which is about texture and mixing different shades.
Update your 2014 Christmas-party look with our seasonal style guide and rock something shiny at all your Christmas parties!
- Adding a touch of shine or sparkle is a quick and easy way to update your wardrobe, or take your outfit from day to night. Consider contrasting gold and silver, with hints of copper, to nail this season’s party colour palette.
- If you opt for head-to-toe shine, keep your accessories simple. Metallic outfits will pack a visual punch on their own.
- Look for garments with structure. Metallics and sequins tend to look sleeker when they are part of a form-fitting garment, creating an evening-appropriate elegant look.
- Sometimes less is more. Add a sequined blazer to simple jeans and a basic top to create an on-trend seasonal look that works throughout the day. Select well-tailored pieces and then turn on the glitz with one magic accessory or key-piece; an understated LBD will be set alight with a glitter ball clutch and dazzling heels.
Main image: Juana Sequin Dress, £99 – Phase Eight