Time to shine in diamonds and pearls from Coast, Anthropologie and Luisa Cerano
So what has been the hot shade for Summer 2018? Well actually it seems no colour is the best colour right now.
The current summer uniform is on a romantic high of vanilla toned neutrals, sandy cottons and icing sugar pink separates.
And with all this sunshine, our summer party invite list just got bigger and we want to take our neutrals with an added dose of shine.
From satins to sequins, we talk you through the best way to introduce a little iridescence into your wardrobe.
Mix your diamonds with your pearls
Model wears: Sequin playsuit, £29.99, New Look; silver bracelet, £199, Carat* London; set of 2 hair clips, £22, Anthropologie.
Who said we need to save sequins for Christmas?
They not only make a great summer look, they are great for daytime too.
This pink sequin playsuit from New Look would make a great Festival show stopper, or layer with a sheer skirt for a more elegant nightime look.
These pearl hairclips from Anthropologie are the prettiest hair accessories we’ve seen and work well with a beachy wave or a relaxed up do.
Pair a maxi dress with embellished sliders for a more relaxed look
Model wears: Silk maxi dress, £149, Coast; satin sliders, £25.99, Stradivarius; silver bracelet, £199, Carat* London
This oyster satin dress from Coast ticks all the boxes for us.
The ruffle neckline sits delicately off the shoulder, to show off that radiant summer holiday glow.
This shade of pale pearlised satin is a tried and tested red carpet favourite for celebs Laura Whitmore and Caroline Flack.
For a casual holiday, dress it down with sliders like these from Stradivarius, or if you’re wearing to a party or evening wedding do, go all out in an eye catching metallic heel.
Take shade from the sun in a ruffle sleeved blouse
Model wears: Ruffle-sleeved blouse, £249, Luisa Cerano; sequin dress, £98, Oasis; Eclipse earrings, £119, Carat* London
This two tone dress from Oasis continues the sophisticated sparkle theme nicely with a clever slimming darker contrast panel and adds an extra dimension to your everyday sequin dress.
The all over embellishment makes this a real stand out from the crowd piece and can be styled a multitude of ways.
It’s also a good all year rounder dress could also be worn with a fine knit polo neck on chillier evenings.
Here we’ve layered it with a simple pussy bow blouse from Luisa Cerrano, or simply wear it on it’s own for a streamline look.
Accessorise pool time with a tulle skirt and iridescent sequins
Model wears: Sequin vest, £19.99, Bershka; tulle skirt, £109, Coast; Eclipse earrings, £119, Carat* London
A simple sequin vest is a great multi tasker in your wardrobe and this style from Bershka in mother of pearl shimmer will add that touch of iridescent to any outfit.
The Coast tulle skirt is embroidered with tiny pearls if you’re after a summer skirt with a difference.
A two-piece with a difference
Model wears: Blazer, £65; shorts, £35, both Oasis; silk camisole, £12.99, New Look; drop earrings, £379, Carat* London
If you’re looking for your metallic a little more structured, then this suit from Oasis might be what you’re looking for.
The jacket to this suit is a classic cut with revere collar, but in a beautiful silver satin that will get you party ready in sophisticated style.
Wear with matching shorts for a tailored look, or wide leg silk trousers for an overall A-line silhouette.
This jacket could equally be thrown over a flowing dress to take you to a formal summer party too.
Photographer: Constantinos Tsiliacos
Stylist: Paula O’Connor
Stylist assistant: Sian O’Donnell
Photographer assistant: Kostas Skamagkos
Hair and make-up: Susan Jones using Bobbi Brown and Aveda
Model: Agata at Ace
The Team stayed at Orloff Resort in Spetses, Greece (orloffresort.com)
Bershka- 0808 234 0209, bershka.com
Carat* London- 020 7240 6754, caratlondon.com
Luisa Cerano- 0207323 6100, luisacerano.com
New Look- 0344 499 6690, newlook.com
Stradivarius- 0808 234 0211, stradivarius.com
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