All that glitters: 12 ways to wear silver and gold for the winter

Give your wardrobe a holiday glow-up
All that glitters: 12 ways to wear silver and gold for the winter

All that glitters: some of our editor's shining selections

With Christmas less than a month away, putting on the glitz is encouraged if not seasonally mandated. 

Designer brands like Michael Kors, Miu Miu and Cavalli have already sanctified sparkle with sequin, mesh and crystal-encrusted catwalk confections. 

It would be ill-mannered not to follow suit, wouldn’t you say? So, whether you prefer a scintilla of shimmer or a lorry-load of lustre, prepare to be seen. 

‘Tis not the season for wallflowers. Let the party season begin with twelve tinsel-clad ways to shine.

GET THE LOOK:

A model walks the runway during Michael Kors Collection Fall/Winter 2022 Runway Show at Terminal 5 on February 15, 2022 in New York City.
A model walks the runway during Michael Kors Collection Fall/Winter 2022 Runway Show at Terminal 5 on February 15, 2022 in New York City.

1. A model walks the runway during Michael Kors Collection Fall/Winter 2022 Runway Show at Terminal 5 on February 15, 2022, in New York City. 

Brunns Bazaar Hollyhock Lærke dress, Zalando, €182
Brunns Bazaar Hollyhock Lærke dress, Zalando, €182

2. Brunns Bazaar ‘Hollyhock Lærke’ mixed metallic print dress, Zalando, €182 

Knit mini dress with sequins, Zara, €59.95
Knit mini dress with sequins, Zara, €59.95

3. Knit gold mini dress with sequins, Zara, €59.95

‘Parker’ pewter leather tee, Manley €275
‘Parker’ pewter leather tee, Manley €275

4. ‘Parker’ pewter leather tee, Manley €275 

Sparkly bronze boots, Zara, €79.95 
Sparkly bronze boots, Zara, €79.95 

5. Sparkly bronze boots, Zara, €79.95

Metallic mesh bag, Mango, €45.99
Metallic mesh bag, Mango, €45.99

6. Metallic mesh bag, Mango, €45.99 

A model walks the runway at the Roberto Cavalli fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/2023 on February 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy.
A model walks the runway at the Roberto Cavalli fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/2023 on February 23, 2022 in Milan, Italy.

7. A model walks the runway at the Roberto Cavalli fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022/2023 on February 23, 2022, in Milan, Italy. 

Esprit Collection gold faux leather trousers, Zalando, were €80; now €69.99
Esprit Collection gold faux leather trousers, Zalando, were €80; now €69.99

8. Esprit Collection gold faux leather trousers, Zalando, were €80; now €69.99 

Silver plunge maxi dress, River Island, €133
Silver plunge maxi dress, River Island, €133

9. Silver plunge maxi dress, River Island, €133 

'Tallulah' leather shoe boots, LKBennett, were €405; now €202
'Tallulah' leather shoe boots, LKBennett, were €405; now €202

10. 'Tallulah' silver leather shoe boots, LK Bennett, were €405; now €202 

Sine Vasquez Pillar T-Bar Pendant, €1850
Sine Vasquez Pillar T-Bar Pendant, €1850

11. Pillar T-bar pendant - 14k recycled gold, green diamonds, oxidised silver, Síne Vasquez, €1,850 (Sustainable Irish designer)

Shimmering Drawstring Skirt, Arket, €79
Shimmering Drawstring Skirt, Arket, €79

12. Shimmering drawstring skirt, Arket, €79 

STYLE NOTES:

  • SILVER BELLES: Highstreet hero Arket’s silver capsule promises low-key luminosity when mixed with heartier fabrics like tweed, winter-weight wools and skin-friendly silk.
  • INSTANT POLISH: Irish brand Manley’s pewter leather top pairs perfectly with understated separates for an understated approach to yuletide dressing.
  • SWINGING SIXTIES: Team Zara’s knit gold mini dress (€59.95) with a black polo neck, knee boots and a beret for an Edie Sedgwick-style throwback.
  • NICE ACCENT: Don’t stress. A keynote metallic accessory like a mesh bag or pair of rhinestone boots does all the work, so you don’t have to.

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