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Mad About Metallics: Elvi Metallic Pleater Skirt and Quilted Jacket


Metallics are a big trend for Autumn Winter, and I love them because they're a bold, luxury statement and if worn well can be totally sophisticated. You can play it safe with accessories, of you can bring this fab trend into your wardrobe with a statement separate. I love this metallic skirt from ELVI because it's a classic style in an up to date fabric.

Black Mary Janes - Primark


Sure, a metallic skirt is an obvious statement piece - perfect for parties and nights out. But here I wanted to show you how it can work beyond where you'd expect, so I decided to style it for the office. I paired Elvi's metallic Pleated Skirt with their grey quilted jacket to create a professional look. The A line skirt paired with the structured jacket nips in at the waist giving me a neat hourglass figure, but as the jacket is made from jersey it's still super comfortable with lots of stretch.






The grey quilted jacket is quilted and collarless, with a press stud fastening to the waist. The sleeves are a 3/4 length, and are ruched - it's this sort of design detail which is why I love Elvi. Their stuff is always exciting and unusual. Not the usual fare! I have found Elvi's sleeves to be less than generous in the past so I sized up to a 24, and I'm glad I did. Overall the fit of the jacket is good, and I think it works beautifully with A line skirts so I will be trying it out with more.

The skirt is a more simple design, but then when you're working with metallics, in design sometimes less is more. I ordered the skirt in a size 22 (my usual size) - a good fit, the wide elastic waist is snug but comfortable. The skirt is a bit longer than I'd like (I'm 5'8 so that's pretty long) but as its unhemmed I'm thinking of just snipping a couple of inched off the bottom myself.

This is a pretty tame, professional look and I'm looking forward doing something a little more daring and evening-y with my new metallic skirt next, but it's great that it's the sort of piece you can wear a lot of different ways - makes it a worthy investment piece. Something you can use to quickly update your wardrobe.

So, what do you think of the metallics trend? Something you're likely to try? Let me know...

10 comments

  1. Oh Hayley I love this look on you - you are so chic and sophisticated!

    C xx
    CurvyGirlThin.com

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  2. I love this outfit! I would never have thought to pair the blazer with the skirt but it goes so well together! :) x

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    1. Thanks lovely lady. Really happy about how they worked out together. x

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  3. I like this look. The jacket is so chic.

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  4. The skirt is just <3 I love what you did with this look Hayley. The stone tones in the clothes really make the colour in your hair pop! Nice post honey x

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    1. Thanks so much lovely. I used to steer away from greys but they work better now that my hair is brighter! Thanks for the lovely compliments angel x

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  5. That skirt is gorgeous and just what ive been looking for. You look divine xm

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    1. Thank you honey! Really is a very good investment piece.
      x

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