I love a bit of glitz and sparkle but don’t get much opportunity to wear it – until now that is. The runways for Spring/Summer were full of metallics and embelishment, and what I love about the high street versions is that you can mix them with every day pieces. Yes you can wear a bit of sparkle with your jeans or chinos now and later when the weather warms up a bit of shimmer looks fantastic with white linen.
Pick one piece of shimmer to dress up a day outfit, like the twinset from The White Company with your favourite jeans. If sparkle and shimmer doesn’t appeal to you in your clothes you could have a passing nod to the trend with a silver tote from Boden, or a pair of metallic shoes or trainers.
And of course come the evening you can go all out for glamour in a sparkly dress like this one from Isabella Oliver:
I’ve fallen for the little sparkle jacket from Jigsaw, I can see myself wearing it with linen and maxi dresses through the summer and it will be just as versatile for the party season casually with jeans or OTT with a little black dress.
And here’s how to wear shimmer and sparkle with every day casuals:
Sparkle Cardigan £75 and Vest £50 from the White Company
Skinny Jeans from Isabella Oliver £99
L.K. Bennett Harnett Strappy Stiletto Ankle Sandals, Silver £195 from John Lewis
Hooded Natural Cardigan £70 from The White Company
Ella top from Boden Limited Edition £79
Chinos £59 by Phase Eight from John Lewis
Kurt Geiger Liberty Leather Casual Trainers, Silver £130 from John Lewis
Jigsaw Shimmer Sparkle Cardigan, Gunmetal (and Gold top) £119 from John Lewis
Essential Long Sleeve T £39.00 from Isabella Oliver
The Capri Jean £89 from Isabella Oliver
Superga 2750 Classic Canvas Plimsoles, Grey £40 from John Lewis
Mango Sequin Stripe Top, Silver £17.99 from John Lewis
Sateen Cigarette Pant £95 from Isabella Oliver
Waterfall Linen Cardigan £65 from The White Company
Classic silver tote from Boden £159
COLLECTION by John Lewis Mulligan Leather Slingback Sandals, Silver £65
Sequin Jacket from Isabella Oliver £149