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AW18 Trend Spotlight: Shine Bright

 IMAGE: Warehouse

IMAGE: Warehouse

‘Tis the season to shimmer and shine but if we’ve learnt anything from fashion over the years, it’s to expect the unexpected. Sequins by day? De rigeur. Dresses with trainers? The norm. Party meets casual? Standard.

Be inspired by silver suits from Balmain and Tom Ford, coats by Marques Almeida and dresses to shimmy in at Givenchy. No longer the Futuristic trend, this is very much now.

While the idea of sparkling metallic tones for the festive season is nothing new, we are now in a place where year-round silver and gold is not just accepted, it’s expected. Consider your next high-shine purchase an investment for the years ahead, not just for Christmas.

Three ways to wear:

1) The Statement Dress

 IMAGE: Karen Millen

IMAGE: Karen Millen

Forget the star on top, you’ll be the one shining bright and rocking around the Christmas tree in a silver showstopper like this from Karen Millen.

2) The Two-Piece

 IMAGE: Zara

IMAGE: Zara

Get more for your money with a two-piece set that will take you to any event. Wear Zara’s silver beaded top and trousers together for a full jumpsuit effect to make an impact then try the top with jeans and a blazer and pair the trousers with a silky cami and leather jacket.

3) The High-Shine Coat

 IMAGE: Tommy Hilfiger

IMAGE: Tommy Hilfiger

A gleaming puffer jacket will instantly elevate your sporty casuals and this padded coat from Tommy Hilfiger will keep you as warm as toast through the winter months.