Summer Shimmer

Hi there!!! Happy Thursday!!! Today let's talk some fashion! This season shine and brocade are set to be huge trends. From shiny handbags to all out of  sequin designer dresses this trend will suit everyone. And don’t worry about looking like tinfoil, shine and brocade is all about muted tones that will suit any skin tone or age. This look will be a super elegant choice for an evening dress whether it is a romantic meal for two or a night of partying; there is a dress that will suit you perfectly. For partying all night sequins are always great for lighting up a dance floor and standing out from the crowd. For more relaxed occasions a fitted shift in nude shimmer will be sure to exude understated sophistication. If all out Hollywood glamour is what you are after try a floor length gown in muted silver to be sure to make an entrance.

Fitted trousers are everywhere at the moment, so it is unsurprising that they too have got in on the shimmer craze. But be warned some styles are certainly not for the fashion shy. Pastel brocade will look great teamed with a classic white shirt; anything too fussy will detract from the statement trousers. For even greater impact gold trousers are bound to get you noticed, so would work perfectly for a first date, they exude confidence but the relaxed style won’t look like you have tried too hard. For the office try a shimmer effect cropped trouser in dark silver. To liven the outfit up pair them with a bright neon pink shirt, perfect for summer.

If shimmer just isn’t something you have ever thought of before or isn’t a trend you want to go all out on straight away, try adding interest to existing outfits by swapping your usual footwear for metallic shoes. Whether you want a wedge, sandal, flat or killer heels, shoes are taking the trend in their stride! When you think of this trend you may just think it is all gold, silvers and bronzes but colour has got in on the act too, ice blues look gorgeous in shimmery tones and will complement your favourite summer dress perfectly.

Handbags are a great way of incorporating the trend with minimal effort. Neutral tones will work with any outfit be it jeans and a t-shirt or office wear. Tote bags are great for summer when days out call for more room than your usual handbag. Gold and silver work brilliantly with any outfit, so are also a great investment piece. To instantly add a touch of style to your favourite LBD choose a jewel encrusted clutch and you will be ready to paint the town red (or gold as the case may be)!