And the award for the surprise trend of the summer goes to all things silver. It was Rita Ora who first caught our eye when she stepped out in London last week. Forget double denim and check out her super shiny combo of triple silver! The singer certainly dazzled wearing a DKNY silver suit and silver Jimmy Choo Anouk stilettos, topped off with a colour-popping yellow Chanel bag. A sheeny step too far or a beacon of style? You decide.
Knowing she was on to a good thing, Rita followed the look with another silver hit, this time leaving the studio wearing a shimmering suit by Armani.
But of course you don’t have to go for the full metallic mash-up like Ora. Work a flash of silver accessories a la Karolina Kurkova or Pixie Geldof to give your outfit an extra spark.Silver can be super-glam too, as displayed by Blake Lively at the premiere of Ryan Reynolds' new film, Turbo. She enhanced her golden goddess credentials by slipping into a Burberry ensemble glittering with embellishments.
Looks from Matthew Williamson and Giorgio Armani Spring Summer 2013 catwalks
The trend has been simmering under the surface since the Spring Summer 2013 collections hit the catwalk last September. Model of the moment Cara Delevingne worked the Matthew Williamson show in a silvery skirt while Armani unleashed a collection of silver tailoring followed by the designer’s haute Couture show full of silver luxe.
So whether it’s shimmering in the scorching sun or reflecting the lights at night, take a cue from these stars and brighten up your look with a dash of silver. Just give the tin man look a miss, yeah?
By Gemma Courage