Glitter and gold is not just a Jem and the Holograms song, it’s a way of dressing. And I’m not talking just office Christmas party. There are ways to add it to your wardrobe without looking like a Christmas tree.
Although if sensible lace ups are your thing I managed to track down these sober, with a glittery twang, flats in Primark for £12.
They are what I imagine L. Frank Baum envisaged when he wrote The Wizard of Oz, he can't have expected young Dorothy Gale to walk the yellow brick road in heels.
These sparkly tights are £12 from Asos and I am convinced they go with everything. Gold's a neutral, right?
They get reduced pretty quickly I notice. I think of this not as an indication of sartorial misjudgment on my part, but gifts. My iridescent discount, if you will.
Get a gold sequined dress. Don’t save it for best, you’ll never wear it; team it with stompy boots or flats for day time.
One day this £125 Miss Selfridge dress is going to go on sale. And then I shall make my move.
If my metallic style guidance hasn't helped, I'll tell you a motto of mine; what would Jem do?
Squeamish Kate - Who seems to have been way more influenced by her childhood dolls than previously realised.