Whilst my jewellery collection may be sparkle free when it comes to the rest of my wardrobe I love to stand out and shine and am a big fan of incorporating metallic hues into my outfit. This has been a steady trend over the last few years, proving metallics are not only meant for evening wear but can transition to the gym or even the boardroom (not sure Jersey’s finance industry is quite ready for that one yet!)
Gwyneth Paltrow took this to the next level recently wearing a top to toe Tory Burch silver sparkle pyjama style outfit to an NYC event. Whilst she looks amazing, I'm not sure I’m quite that brave and think I’ll stick to mixing separate pieces into my wardrobe.
As the sun starts to come out (well…nearly) I’m feeling a little magpie-ish so I’ve set out to see what sparkling gems catch my eye at the moment!
Always a good stop of mine for embellished flats, Boden currently has a good stock of metallic shoes online from a casual plimsol to a more formal pointed ballet shoe.
Puma @ ASOS
Ah, what would I ever do without ASOS at my disposal in Jersey! Showcasing Puma's gleaming gold running shorts, making metallics acceptable and fashion forward gym wear. Feel like a medal winner whatever you're doing, but expect to attract some attention…there’s no hiding your efforts with these blinders!
If the thought of a full metallic suit for work leaves you feeling more rocket-man than business woman, then check out TopShop’s latest offering of pleated metallic skirts in a variety of shades. Great for daytime office-wear to evening party-wear .
Jigsaw @ Voisins
If you can't face wearing metallics, throw in a subtle accessory. Add a flash of brilliance with a metallic bag like these leather clutches from Jigsaw which come in a variety of sizes and are in store at Voisins.
Metallics may shimmer in the sun, but they can also brighten up a damp day like this silver rain mac from Missguided. Just screaming out for the start of the summer festival season!
Dune @ De Gruchy
Silver shoes are everywhere this season, but my favourite pick around Jersey has to be these Dune silver loafers for their versatility. Dress them up for work or pare down with some jeans. A great touch of masculinity mixed with a shimmery feminine sheen!
Unfortunately the similarity between me and the magpie ends there, as much as I'd love to steal them all up to line my nest. Hopefully I've offered you some springtime inspiration. Embrace your inner magpie and snag a sparkle for your wardrobe!