Team GB are right up there in the medals table with a good mixture of bronze, silver and most importantly gold. Is it any surprise then that for the year of the Olympics, opulence and metallics are big trends? Designers have taken inspiration from this to create fabulous fashionable looks weâ€™ll all be emulating come September.
Luxurious shimmering fabrics and metallic tones create one of the most lavish trends weâ€™ve seen in a long time. Forget a double dip recession, this autumn itâ€™s all about indulgence and wearing your wealth on your sleeves (and trousers, dresses, accessories â€“ you get the picture).
Dolce & GabbanaÂ sent models down the runway wearing rich textures looking fabulous in black, white and gold. Meanwhile the gold mini dress from DKNY upped the glamour stakes and we fell in love with these silver Michael Kors snakeskin effect wedges. This metallic Issa dress from SS09 is as on trend now as it was back then so be fashion savvy and recycle your metallic to nail this AW12 trend.
Even trainers have got the medal make-over with these gorgeous Hogan Rebel and Converse numbers taking silver and …
With floral, laser-cut leather, lace and anything metallic being recent trends, we had to share with you the fabulous shoes in our Ted Baker sale tomorrow that focus on these fads. Donâ€™t say we donâ€™t give you anything!
Sarah Jessica Parker and Fergie steal the show in show-stopping sparkly stilettos. Get the look with this cute bow detail version for just Â£39 (RRP Â£110)
Katie Holmes looks effortlessly chic in this outfit, but it’s the heels that make it gorgeous. Working the floral trend through shoes is the easy way to nail the look without going too girly and this peep toe pump in tomorrow’s sale is great for the look. It’s just Â£59 (RRP Â£140).
Laser-cut leather from tops to skirts, accessories to shoes has been a huge trend this season and is set to continue well into AW12 as an extension of the opulence trend. Lily Collins stepped our in her beautiful Louboutins recently taking an every day outfit to high-glam with just 2 shoes! Get the look with these Laurelia leather cut-outs for just Â£75 (RRP Â£185).
Don’t miss tomorrow’s sale for up to 65% …
The neck and dÃ©colletage has long been considered alluring and nothing draws attention to the area better than a striking necklace. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re loving the chunky necklace trend this season thatâ€™s seen everyone from Heidi Klum to Kelis rocking the look.
Bejewelled, beaded or gilt, big necklaces are this seasonâ€™s must-have accessory. Layered over a sheer blouse, or flat against a bare neckline, they bring instant style to your outfit and are an easy way to update your wardrobe. Best of all, these beauties donâ€™t have to cost the earth! In fact, itâ€™s easy to pack a punch with a relatively cheap piece from high street stores. This bronzed version Iâ€™m wearing was just Â£4 from Primark at the weekend and itâ€™s changed a simple jeans and silk blouse combo into a bang-on-trend outfit.
Easy to wear, the main rule for chunky statement necklaces is â€“ keep your outfit simple. Big gold, multi-coloured gems, metallic, pearls and everything in between is the focus of your outfit so be sure not to go crazy with some paisley prints too!
Remember, the chunkier, the funkier so add this accessory …