Get set to shimmer in the hottest metallic fabrics

When it comes to the new season, there’s no such thing as OTT

When it comes to the new season, there’s no such thing as OTT

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Texture and sparkle are two Autumn/Winter 16 trends that every woman can pull off, no matter what her size or shape. So here's how to rack up your style credentials in opulent metallics, from shimmering silvers to old gold. Gold Shimmer Textured Top, £30, Evans

For daytime, slip on a boxy gold tee with relaxed, raw-hem jeans, or cropped crepe trousers, and accessorise with gold hoop earrings. Weightless pleated midi skirts are a must for day-to-night dressing and make it easy to build a cool, unstructured look, especially when teamed with an oversized knit and quilted outerwear, as Stella McCartney’s AW16 collection proved. Black Pleated Wide Leg Trousers, £35, Evans

Put on the ritz with plenty of glitz, and channel silky copper lamé fabrics for night-time, or slip into a metallic bomber over a crushed velvet cami. This season’s partywear is more lavishly embellished than ever – look out for head-to-toe sequinned dresses and wear them with stompy bike boots and a mannish tailored coat as the street style set do. Bronze Strap Block Heels, £36, Evans

If you’re not ready to go all-out, opt for this season’s skirt-of-the-season – the pleated maxi. Just make sure it has a sheen and is midi-length. Perfect for wearing to the office with a long-sleeve roll-neck and heels or a loose jumper and comfy sneakers at the weekend, this will be one of those go-to pieces you’ll pull out again and again. Black Pleated Midi Skirt, £30, Evans

So please don’t keep your precious metals for after dark. You can shine bright, day and night.

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