Space age metallics set to take off for spring

Madeleine silver loafers, available from Photo: PA Photo/Handout
Madeleine silver loafers, available from Photo: PA Photo/Handout

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...


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 (

Next Cold Shoulder T-Shirt, £20 (

Misguided Metallic Silver Rain Mac, £35; Boyfriend V Neck T-Shirt, £8 (


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 (

Topshop Silver Pleat Trousers, £32 (


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 (

Ted Baker Silver Metallic Mule Sandals, £120 (

Ecco Freja Silver Metallic Sandals, £80 (


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 (

RJR.John Rocha Silver Metallic Clutch Bag, £39 (

Redland Pantone PU Metallic Silver Backpack, £44.99 (