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Trend Takeaways For Christmas: All That Glitters
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Trend Takeaways For Christmas: All That Glitters

Picture of India Doyle
Updated: 24 November 2016
Readers on one side of the Atlantic probably haven’t even finished chowing down on their Thanksgiving turkey, but I’m here to alert you that Christmas has ***officially started.*** I know because the unmistakable caress of festive music felled me in the supermarket yesterday as I wrestled my way down an aisle stocked with these weird red plants and plump snowmen on string.

Contrary to popular belief, Christmas doesn’t beg the question: ‘what am I supposed to buy my sibling/uncle/grandma/dog?’, so reign in your Black Friday fingers and step away from the computer. The real question concerns festive attire, and how to nail your Christmas look. In this department, Culture Trip is here to solve at least one of your seasonal qualms. For family drama, you’re on your own, though at least these items will help you sassily shimmy off after the inevitable argument with your sibling/uncle/grandma/dog (and damn them for not appreciating their heavily reduced water filter you couldn’t resist buying for them in the November sales).

Sparkly Shoes

Hotter than your Christmas Pudding after it’s been doused in a litre of brandy and set aflame, glittery shoes add an easy zing to any outfit, while keeping the investment issues to a minimum. Having worn this pair every day for the last two weeks, I can also assure you that no, the novelty does not wear off. Experiment with the whole, glittery rainbow for additional pop. 

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1. Maison Margiela metallic leather trimmed glittered canvas ankle boots, £605, 2. Charlotte Olympia Emma glittered leather sandals, £485, 3. MR by Man Repeller Alternative to Bare Feet loafers, £290 4. Sophia Webster embellished mirrored leather mary jane pumps, £425

 

Jackets (also sparkly – go ahead and insert said adjective for every category)

The phrase ‘Go Big or Go Home’ probably wasn’t invented for these jackets, but it could have been. Think of them as your ultimate party trick – and for those whose tongue doesn’t reach their nose, perhaps it might just be! Whether sauntering around a canapé tray or falling over the mulled wine bucket, these are guaranteed to make you stand out.

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1. Urban Outfitters sequin jacket, £159, 2. Saint Laurent mettalic biker jacket, £3425, 3. Alice + Olivia sequin blazer, £635, 4. House of Holland shearling metallic bomber jacket, £995

Accessories

Necklaces, bracelets, earrings… snore. 2016 seasonal style is all about the bejewelled hair accessory, as seen on the likes of Fendi and Ashley Williams. There’s never been an easier way to blind someone into standing under the mistletoe. What you do next is up to you (lunge).

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1. Ashley Williams tiara, £180, 2. Marni strass hair clip, £190, 3. Alexander McQueen embellished eye hair clip, £215, 4. Piers Atkinson crystal bug hair pins, £163

Trousers

Not since American Apparel lamé trousers in the early 2000s have metallics been so hot, and it’s sad that some retailers didn’t make it to this year’s party. Whether you’re sprucing up your standard pant suit (#alwayswithher) or gunning for total disco chic, you’ll find the allure of these trousers inexplicable and irresistible.

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1. Rossignol metallic trouser, £416, 2. Ashish sequin trousers, £966, 3. Zara shiny jacquard trousers, £29.99, 4. Moschino metallic track pants, £278