Olympic metallics

Are you a gold, silver or bronze? We’d all want to win gold in the Olympics, right? But which of the Olympic metallics would you prefer to wear? Gold, silver, or bronze.

Gorgeous gold is the winner in the Olympics, and maybe the winner in the Olympic metallics choice for you. Sparkles, sequins, metallic, patent, leather, and, well, more sparkle. We love gold. It looks fantastic on all skintones. It works in summer and winter, and it can look classy and uber-casual. Team with denim, more gold or browns to bring it out at the top of the podium, its rightful place.

Olypic metallics gold

Clockwise, from left: Sequin dress, £199, Debut @ Debenhams, gold slip dress, £27.99, New Look, gold dotty skirt, £19.99, H&M, gold leather shoes, £39.99, New Look, gold and black bag, £25, Debenhams.

Silver means second place in Rio – no athlete at this year’s Olympic Games will want that. But we say silver is perfect – bring on this Olympic metallic. Perfect with grey and white, black and denim. Super stylish and uber-cool.

Olympic metallics silver

Clockwise, from top left: Silver loafers, £29.99, New Look, sequin skirt, £65, RJR John Rocha @ Debenhams, silver detail sweatshirt, £tbc, New Look, mules, £24.99, H&M, belt, £3.99, H&M, pleated skirt, £24.99, New Look

Finally, bronze. Bottom of the podium, but not at the bottom of our Olympic metallic fashion round-up. bronze is a great autumnal shade, but also perfect for summer. Add more interest with pleats and texture. And if you only want a hint of metallics, add an accessory.

Olympic metallics bronze

Clockwise, from top left: Bronze clutch bag, £15.99, New Look, bronze buckle bag, £14.99, H&M, contrast heel shoes, £34.99, New Look, bronze pleated top, £12.99, block heel sandals, £24.99, New Look, pleated skirt, £22.99, New Look


Denim Days

Denim Days. Think summer, a walk on the beach, a cute little dress and a denim jacket. Think a festival, a fringed top and denim cut off shorts. Think work in the city in the summer, and a denim shirt dress and heels.

Forget just jeans, denim is a wardrobe staple, and you really should own at least one denim jacket, perhaps a skirt or dress, and maybe shorts.

Denim is comfortable, casual, sophisticated and stylish. It’s all of these things and more.

if you’re looking for casual , then jeans are it. Try stepping out of the skinny jeans we’ve all been wearing for years now, and opt for something a bit more chic – like these dark straight leg jeans from GAP (£49.95)Denim days GAP jeansDungarees are having a bit of a fashion moment, so if you haven’t hopped on yet, make sure you get yourself a pair soon. We love this patchwork pair from New Look (£29.99).

Denim Days New Look Dungarees

A denim skirt should be a staple in our wardrobe. In fact, you should probably invest in a few of different styles and lengths. First up, the mini skirt, like this one from H&M, with frayed edge detail (£19.99), perfect now, or in the winter with tights.

Denim Days H&M skirt

Or be inspired by the 1990s love-in at the moment with this split front midi skirt from New Look (£24.99).

Denim Days New Look midi skirt

Or make a real statement with this fantastic asymmetric skirt from Waven @ JOY (£50). With a structured waistband and side pockets, this is a fabulously quirky and fun skirt.

Denim days assym skirt JOY

A denim shirt dress is a great addition to any wardrobe. This dark wash version from French Connection (£95) is perfect for work and play, day and night.

Denim Days denim dress

Denim shorts are a ubiquitous summer buy for some. And they’re great! So comfy and stylish. There are SO many different washes and styles to choose from. This ombre style is from Red Herring @ Debenhams (£30).

Denim Days denim shorts

If shorts aren’t for you, then mix it up a bit with  culottes – another trouser shape that is big news this summer, and so easy to wear. This pair are from French Connection (£75).

French Connection denim culottes

Denim days can’t be complete without the jacket. It’s such a good thing to have in your wardrobe. Maybe even more than one. This one, from New Look (£27.99) in a bleach wash, is oversized, just like the jackets of the late 80s and early 90s. A fashionista’s dream.

New Look oversize denim jacket

If you prefer something more classic in your denim jacket, then this one from GAP (£54.95), in a dark wash and a classic fit, is just perfect.

Denim Days GAP jacket