Sparkly, shiny fashion is in. Metallic outfits can make you look like a Christmas turkey, waiting to be basted, or else you can end up looking like Bet Lynch or Marlene from Only Fools and Horses. I think it's better to stick to metallic accessories or perhaps a more tasteful, toned down metallic dress or top.
Ethical fashion is not behind the times and metallics have made their way into some ethical brands and accessories, so today I am going for gold! Below you will find a selection of gold fashion items and accessories to leave you looking stylish, tasteful and right on trend.
To start you off, on the left we have the Maxi handbag - Chardonnay by designer Sarah Donegan, handcrafted with vintage textiles and trims, sold by Green Apple for £140.
Amelia Shoe - made from distressed gold pleather with brogue detail - £45, Bourgeois Bohème.
Glam Gold Belt - with silver studs and large diamante detail - cut from £18 to £10, Bourgeois Bohème.
Fifi Bijoux Angel Pendant - made in the UK by Master Goldsmiths, using only ethically mined 9 carat gold and gemstones, no use of cyanide, mercury or arsenic - £164, Adili.
Velvet Scarf - Petrol/Chocolate/Sand - 40% Polyester, 50% Viscose and 10% Polyamide - £16.50, Bourgeois Bohème.
Kylie Gold - sequenced gold upper with cute bow detail - £38, Bourgeois Bohème.
From Somewhere Bell Shaped Skirt - made from reclaimed cotton, silk and linen - £150, Equa Clothing.