Iri­des­cent fash­ion has been around for a while now but I still can’t get enough! It’s fun, girly and eye-catching — and who doesn’t want to look eye-catching every once in a while? If you love shiny things, sil­ver, pas­tel colours and holo­grams, take a closer look at this fab­u­lous trend for Spring 2013.

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“The sheen that fea­tures heav­ily in the spring/summer 13 col­lec­tions has mag­i­cal qual­i­ties. When hit by light, one colour becomes many, while the gauzy fab­rics float about the body like a mys­ti­cal glow.” Francesca Burns, Vogue Fash­ion Editor

Couldn’t have said it bet­ter myself. I love the ver­sa­til­ity of this trend! I’m absolutely in love with the sil­ver holo­gram look, but iri­des­cence is so much more than that. Foils. Reflec­tive fab­rics. Metal­lic, intri­cate designs. Sheer, pas­tel rainbow-tinted pan­els. And, of course, those to-die-for sil­ver holo­gram clutches!

So how does one wear this daz­zling run­way fash­ion in real life? The answer is to wear in mod­er­a­tion, go for state­ment pieces. Wear­ing shiny, reflec­tive sil­ver clothes from head-to-toe is going to leave you look­ing like a futur­is­tic tin man — less “high fash­ion” and more “Christ­mas bauble”. Try pair­ing holo­gram pumps with the per­fect LBD, or a bright, flashy party dress and sim­ple, sophis­ti­cated acces­sories. Mix and match (with cau­tion) dif­fer­ent iri­des­cent tex­tures and pull the look together with a casual sta­ple, like Rihanna has done here.

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Here, Rihanna shows off the iri­des­cent fash­ion with a tech­ni­colour crop top, sil­ver holo­graphic heels and a clutch. Keep­ing the look every­day and grounded are her dis­tressed, casual jeans.

So what do you think? Holo­graphic, iri­des­cent fash­ion: Love it (clearly, I do) or hate it?


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