Space age metallics set to take off for spring

Madeleine silver loafers, available from madeleine.co.uk. Photo: PA Photo/Handout

Madeleine silver loafers, available from madeleine.co.uk. Photo: PA Photo/Handout

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Shimmering shiny fashions are usually found in the shops pre-Christmas, but this year, attention-grabbing metallics work for spring, too.

But it’s not about glittery party frocks right now - this season’s space age-influenced trend is about bringing polished shine into the daytime.

From statement trousers to minimalist accessories, here’s how to work the stylish space cadet look...

MIRROR, MIRROR

Courreges SS16 gave us a masterclass in metallic separates, with the mirrored bomber jacket a definite standout.

The key to styling silver on your top half? Keep the rest of the outfit tonal - that means cool blues, greys and pastels all over.

Try a fine-gauge silver knit with acid wash jeans and mirrored sunnies, or a foil top with joggers and trainers for a sport luxe vibe.

Mango Metallic Pleated Top, £9.99; Skinny Olivia Jeans, £35.99 (www.mango.com)

Next Cold Shoulder T-Shirt, £20 (www.next.co.uk)

Misguided Metallic Silver Rain Mac, £35; Boyfriend V Neck T-Shirt, £8 (www.missguided.co.uk)

A FOILED PLAN

Silver trousers were the surprise hit of the season, showing up at Isabel Marant, Courreges and - in a dazzling mirrored snake hide - at Loewe.

If you’re a fan of black leather jeans, you’ll love the goes-with-almost-everything appeal of foil-front skinnies, styled with a white T-shirt and your favourite bomber or biker jacket.

For something a bit more dressy, try ankle-grazing wide-leg trousers, paired with fierce mesh shoe-boots.

Mango Silver Skinny Gloss Jeans, £35.99 (www.mango.com)

Topshop Silver Pleat Trousers, £32 (www.topshop.com)

SHINY SHOES

Silver shoes are nothing new, but this season, a strappy little pair of stilettos won’t cut it.

Step in line with the fresh new metallic mode, with mannish brogues, minimalist mules or Chanel-inspired chunky sandals.

It’s also worth investing in a pair of mirrored skater shoes - fashion’s new favourite flat will be around for a while yet.

Madeleine Silver Loafers, £159.95 (www.madeleine.co.uk)

Ted Baker Silver Metallic Mule Sandals, £120 (www.tedbaker.com)

Ecco Freja Silver Metallic Sandals, £80 (www.ecco.com)

BAGS OF STYLE

Spicing up your outfit with shiny accessories has never been easier, particularly if you match your bag with your silver shoes.

Make like a Chanel model and pair a sleek clutch with mirrored mules, or go for true space age style by strapping on a jetpack-esque back pack.

Madeleine Silver Handbag, £219 (www.madeleine.co.uk)

RJR.John Rocha Silver Metallic Clutch Bag, £39 (www.debenhams.com)

Redland Pantone PU Metallic Silver Backpack, £44.99 (Very.co.uk)