The promise of the impending Spring season has been tormenting me this week. I leave the house in a million layers, planning for all eventualities, and wearing my fleece lined bobble hat. Nine hours later, I’m walking home from work with my various layers shoved in my tote bag. This, especially in the UK, is a sign of Spring. Springtime can vary, wherever you are from in the world, and wherever you are travelling to. In the world of fashion, it is a slightly confusing and complicated time. We attend shows and previews, dressed for the Winter, planning for the Summer, and thinking of Spring. Days can be wet and humid (this calls for a trench coat and leather brogues), cooler and sunny (light leathers in pretty, soft tones) or just downright disgusting (trackpants and Netflix), and this is most definitely the chaotic of seasons.
If you are looking to make a quick investment during this transitional time, or if you (like me) are so completely over the wardrobe selections that have been getting you through the miserable Winter, then the right way to go is a higher price pointed piece in a colourful tone. Now, you may know by now, that I am not hugely comfortable when it comes to making a long considered purchase in a colourful tone, because I feel these pieces hold no real longevity. I am (and always will be) the girl who makes an investment in designer items in black/white/grey/taupe/camel, so that I know the cost per wear average is going to, ultimately, be much higher, and therefore cost effective.
That is why I will be investing in the metallic silver trend this Spring.
Recently seen on every style obsessive, and set to grow in popularity over the S/S ’17 season (if the Chanel couture collection is anything to go by! Read my article on the collection here)
silver is a crisp, clean tone which would work in well to so many wardrobes.
The great news, there is literally an abundance of incredible, wearable pieces, available at both high street and high end prices.
Here are some of my best picks available online at the moment.
ASOS Metallic Camisole
The reason I have selected this as one of favourite pieces, is due to its versatility. Obviously, this would look perfect with black skinnies and heels for a great night out look. This could be dressed and styled in so many varying ways. Pair this with ripped, oversized denim, biker jacket, and statement shoes for an effortless cool look, or tuck in to a black satin puff-ball skirt for a black tie event. Once you have the great foundations of style set in your wardrobe, everything else can just work in.
Miss Selfridge Metallic Slip Dress
For those of you who are interested in trying this trend out for yourself, but aren’t so sold on the investment side of things, then this bargain (£14!) dress would be a step in the right direction. Whilst components of an outfit take care and attention- and a significant amount of outfit building- a dress is simple, clean and polished. Going into the Spring season, pair this with an oversized, reclaimed denim jacket and a cool pair of shoes, and you have built an entire look. This is a flattering style for so many body shapes too. Personally, I would pair this with heeled, perspex boots, my customised denim jacket, and a simple shoulder bag.
Lost Ink Metallic A Line Skirt
For those of you with a more preppy, classic style, look no further than this structured metallic skirt. From ladylike clothing brand, Lost Ink, this would look so chic with a simple, lightweight black sweater and ankle boots. I absolutely adore the pocket detailing around the waist, as this breaks up the structure of the skirt and gives a modern and stylish tone.
Mad but Magic Sequin Frill Detail Top
So, what to go for if you’ve really been inspired by the street style of fashion week? Snap up this high street offering from Mad but Magic. Over the top, so on trend, and completely eye catching, this piece encompasses about fifteen different trends at once. As this is a little on the pricier side (for a high street offering, at least), this would be your investment piece. The great news is, as this comes with so much detail and drama, you could pair this with the simplest of denim skirts, and still look fashion forward and put together.
Glamourous Metallic Biker Jacket with Flower Embroidery
This is, by far, one of my most coveted selections in silver. Although the metallic tones keep this jacket looking current and inexplicably stylish, is it the practicality of purchasing a light jacket in the Spring which really appeals to me. In the UK, especially, an investment in great outerwear is always crucial, and the styling possibilities here literally know no bounds. For a dynamic and eye catching look, wear a nineties style cami dress, a choker, biker boots, and throw this over your shoulders.
Johnny loves Rosie Rhinestone Choker
In which accessories do I invest in, in order to get the most wear out of this trend, you ask? The diamante choker (hell, the entire choker trend!) has been massive over the last three or four street style seasons, with everyone from Kim K, to Lily Rose Depp rocking one of these in recent months. I, myself, now own a small collection of these outfit accompaniments, and I find they give all of my go to looks an edgy vibe. To make that stylish statement, though, this piece must be eye catching, and a real talking point. This stunning Johnny loves Rosie offering would look so chic and dramatic with so many outfits, even if just worn with a plain white t-shirt, a neutral biker jacket, and distressed denim.
Glamourous Metallic Silver Belt
Because, why not? Every girl needs a belt.
Dr Martens Pewter Suede Tassle Shoulder Bag
I have died and gone to handbag goals heaven…and I’m quite sure you’re with me on this one, right? Set in this inky, dark pewter tone, this is the most practical way to invest in this trend. Although pewter is the much moodier, older sister of the crisp, clean Silver tone, it is much more of a versatile colour. This would look fabulous with jeans, or a nineties inspired camisole dress. I just know that I would get so much wear out of this bag. Love, love, love.
Tint London Brogues In Metallic Silver with White Platform
If there is one style of shoe which is worth a purchase this season, it is the platform creeper. The metallic style is also a phenomenon which is set to make an impact for future seasons, and so these metallic silver platform brogues may be the only pair to invest in. With a nod to the classic brogue styling and detailing, the stark white platform sole gives this look a major upgrade, and keeps the look fresh and fun. Wear with a simple, cool toned midi dress and flat coloured styling accompaniments, such as a statement leather jacket and a fun, slogan backpack.
Now that you’re well versed and all shopped out, take the time to invest in the metallic silver trend for this fashion season. If we have learnt anything, we know that this one statement piece will pull together even the most understated of outfits. It is cool and dignified in composition, yet the drama of its tone will prove eye catching and envy-inducing. During this transitional time, you will find that any one of these key items will work in so well with your existing wardrobe, especially if you are a (fellow) lover/hoarder of all things neutral. All you have to do now is decide on which piece to buy first!