I can’t tell you how much I’ve been looking forward to bringing you this outfit post! Metallics are such big news this season, alongside velvet and sparkle, a bright metallic look is so perfect for the festive period. I tend to lean more towards velvet for Christmas and metallics for new year, so this look is my New Year’s Eve outfit sorted.
I’m really feeling shift style dresses at the moment and I love the textured jacquard material of this Capsule by Simply Be number. I styled it with a pair of shiny gold wide fit heels (which are surprisingly comfortable), also from Simply Be, and a pair of my trusty M&S opaque tights. To finish off the look, I picked out my favourite vintage faux fur coat, which is one of the warmest things I own, and I reckon it adds a touch of old school glam.
The dress is listed as being bronze, but in reality it is a bright gold colour. I can’t get enough of this jacquard fabric which is reminiscent of leopard print. As there is no stretch in this garment I sized up once, I’m wearing a UK22 here. It’s a great length, falling as a mini skirt on my upper thigh (I’m 5’10”) but not too short at all. The sleeves are generous and comfortable, cutting off just above the elbow. The one bugbear with this dress is the neckline, which has a habit of sticking up away from my body a little bit (as you might be able to see in some of these pictures) but that’s easily adjusted by smoothing out the shoulders or wearing a heavy necklace.
For my makeup, I used some of the eyeshadows from my recent Colourpop haul: namely ‘Telepathy’ and ‘Midnight’ from the Kathleenlights collab ‘Where the Night Is’. These shadows are beautifully pigmented, easy to blend, and both shades have a sparkly / duo-chrome cast to them which works with the metallic dress really well. My lip colour is the gorgeous semi-matte Vamp by MDMflow, a new purchase which immediately became my winter signature shade as it goes with everything!
I’m such a fan of winter metallics, and I love how versatile a simple dress like this is. Paired with some standout accessories or glitzy heels, a strong metallic item is perfect for a Christmas or New Year look. So, do you fancy taking the plunge and going metallic this party season?
Get the look –> Dress: Simpy Be (currently on sale) / Wide Fit Heels: Simply Be / Tights: M&S / Coat: Vintage (Similar Here) / Earrings: H&M / Rings: Topshop / Eyeshadow: Colourpop / Lip colour: MDMflow