Silver is useful, because it takes boringly easy clothes and makes them look dynamic and exciting
When I bought my Carrie silver-foil midi-length skirt from Whistles, I remember thinking that a silver skirt was a slightly ridiculous purchase, even by my standards, and I was left wondering if I would ever wear it. That was six years ago, and I still wear that skirt loads.
Actually, if I remember correctly, the Carrie turned into a bit of a cult – Whistles even had to give it its own email address, possibly a first for a skirt – but the revelation, for me, was the colour. Before that, I associated silver with Courrèges-style A-line minis and tiny, shiny dresses such as the one Elizabeth Hurley wears in Austin Powers. The kind of clothes, in other words, that I don’t wear.