It’s time for a little edge. A little sparkle. Yes, we’re talking glitter. We’re talking shine. From sequins to lurex to brocade and back. In silver, gold or bronze. It’s everywhere. In all the shops. The most important thing for a metallic state of mind? Table top dressing! Keep all the glitterati action on the top of the body. Where you want to attract the most attention. It’s also about dressing down the glitz. So Luxe tops and sequin jackets love and adore baggy jeans and slouchy pants. (Silver jeans want to kiss slouchy knits).
It’s time to wake up. It’s time to shake you out of your black/ white/ grey stupor. Shake you out of slouching like a sloth on a Friday afternoon. May I present FiFi’s fav finds in all their glittering shininess. Put on your sunglasses it’s going to be bright…
The metallic jacket:
This season it’s all about the statement making jacket. I love that idea. Goes with my table top philosophy. Love the idea you can throw a snazz-a-licious glittering jacket over a simple casual grey tee. Pull on jeans or slouchy pants. Wear just one single piece of glorious glitter. Dress down the rest. Or you will look like Liberace. These jackets would look just as great with flats and ripped jeans as with a sexy sheer black blouse and heels.The gold jacket above ? You want it. It’s a piece of art. Alexander McQueen’s Honeycomb-jacquard jacket is yours for $5,686.00 from Net a porter. Your welcome.
left to Right below:
Witchery jacket $299, Isabel Marant bomber $1125 from Net a porter , Sportsgirl gold jacket $199
If you have got the legs then you may like metallic jeans. If you have got the legs that don’t want to attract attention then skip this bit. in fact, run ! Tight silver jeans will only show off the fried Mars Bar situation.
Let’s look at the dark metallic jeans from Jeanswest. A little but more interesting than your average garden variety jeans. And because they are jeans they are have a casual element. inbuilt. Which means you won’t look too ‘try hard’. Like a Kardashian. God forbid Metallic jeans were probably first seen at Balmain S/S11 . Years ago. The collection was so punk! All leather, ripped white tees and sharp blazers. Use that as inspiration: wear these slinky metallic jeans with white, or try a chic peacoat. Toss on a sloppy sweater that sits right down over the bottom. Love with either ankle boots or pointy pumps. Keep it simple stupid and you won’t look glitzy. FYI: Both Elle and Sarah Rutson are both over 40. Shut up.
from left to right: Country Road silver jeans $99 and Saba metallic jeans $149, Jeanswest metallic jeans on sale for $29.
The Luxe Tee.
There are so many luxe tees around this season. You want one. You do. NO, really. I insist. You see it’s the perfect little must have in your wardrobe. It’s an instant joosh up for any ol’ tired daggy black pants or jeans. Don’t you love the juxtaposition of the casual tee shape with the luxo snazzo fabric? Thought so. Tip: Please avoid anything tight and glitzy. Ewww. That get’s into scary territory. Tacky. No one wants to channel a Beverly Hills housewife. A luxe tee should be roomy. Wear a luxe tee with a leather skirt, jeans, grey chinos. Add ankle boots, white pumps, sneaky sandals. Toss on a chanel style jacket or blazer. Hashtag to the next level. Major.
L to Right:French Connection brocade tee $79, Country Road metallic gold Tee $99, SeedHeritage top $125
The sequin tank.
If you are a long time reader of the FiFi Report you know the sequin tank is always on the list of wardrobe basics. It should be worn over a white tank. It will dress down the glitz. Plus white nexts to your face is better than botox taking years, like, years off. Wear a sequin tank with the usual suspects ( jeans, chinos, baggy pants. leather skirt). Ditch any jewellery. You are wearing it. Add a velvet blazer/Tuxedo jacket plus heels for a night out with Bradley Cooper. Add grey jeans and grey ankle boots for a night in with George Clooney. He needs a few laps around the garden with his zimmer frame. Bless.
Yes, these are sequin skirts below but you get the idea about glitter: it’s about dressing it down…
Left to R Bardot Black Tank $129, Clements Ribeiro lace sequin tank $1112 from Farfetch, Kookai sequin tank £ 39 from House of Fraser .
Sick of jeans? Need something more sophisticated? You need the new black pants. You want the slouchy look. Apart from being comfortable you’ll find slouchy black pants will dress down the glitzorama. You see, anything loose will bring the whole look right back down to casual chic. For a change invest in navy pants like these from Witchery. Navy and black is chic together. (Just ask Lanvin who has done total collections devoted to both colours). Navy will work with all those glittery tops above. Also it solves the problem when you wear a black jacket and black pants: it can look a bit suity. Navy pants will break it up. Otherwise go for brocade textured pants like these from SeedHeritage ( right) or go for sporty luxe style $270 from Sass and Bide (left). Totes chic alors!
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