#VeryAutumnEdit New Romantics

As the nights get darker, nothing brightens the place up like a treasure trove of sequins here and a beautiful explosion of metallics there. Inspired by the New Romantics, today’s edit is brimming with exactly that – enough sparkles and shimmers to rival 1980’s night clubs. While the trend-setting New Romantics kicked back against the anti-fashion image of the punks, they re-instated a notion of pure luxe with swishy fringing, batwing sleeves and slinky foil-finish fabrics. Today, the vibe lives on across the runways of AW15 and now, in our party-wear too. Here’s my top three pieces from Very’s wonderland of molten metal fabrics and stand-out sequins.

1. Metallic Lurex Maxi Dress

Lurex Metallic Maxi Dress

Throwback to the dress-up decade in this lurex maxi dress by Vila. Crafted from a slinky, shimmery fabric with a leg-baring side split and cut-out back, this piece promises not to go unnoticed in a crowd of LBDs. Its edgy-meets-elegant design is the very definition of New Romantic styling and it promises to pay party-time dividends for years to come. Just add strappy heels, an oversized clutch and big hair to polish this OOTN.


Lurex maxi dress, by Vila

2. Sequin Bodycon Midi Skirt

Sequin Bodycon Midi Skirt V by Very

Re-power your basic cami top for party season, with this sequin bodycon midi skirt by Vila. The smart office pencil skirt takes on a glam rock-inspired guise with this piece, which U-turns from the classic staple, adding a glittery aesthetic with all-over sequins. Just tuck in your cami, add lace-up heels and finish with a clutch.  Big hair + smoky eyes = done.


Sequin bodycon midi skirt, by Vila

T-bar cami top, from V by Very

3. Stripe Faux Fur Collar

Stripe Faux Fur Collar

All roads lead to effortless cool with this ensemble. The ultimate stripe tease, this faux fur collar works from day-to-dark – it’s the non-glitzy way to tap into the New Romantics trend. Wear it around your neck in the daytime or slink it over your shoulders come cocktail hour. I love how the fusion of fabrics – wet-look, chiffon and faux fur – work together to create a tactile, tough-girl look for twilight hour in this look.


Stripe faux fur collar 

PU biker leggings, by Vera Moda

High neck long-sleeved blouse, by Lipsy Michelle Keegan

And that concludes my top three. Underscored by a few Duran Duran riffs and we’re basically in Covent Garden, drinking wine in The Blitz – with an added touch of AW15’s contemporary charm, of course. There’s plenty more where these came from, too – click on over to the New Romantics store to shop the edit :).

Laura ♥

13th October 2015
Written by Laura Taylor