Anyone who wants to brighten up dark nights should discover metallics – then wear them all day long. Right now, metallics are the cool way of going from day to night, without a quick change in the loos. Workwear staples can be transformed: see Pam’s blouse in pink lamé, Maddie’s sweater dress or Buffy’s jumper, paired with a Lurex pleated skirt. Post-5pm metallics work best when mixed with print, like Jesse’s green skater dress or Alessandra’s 30s-style graphics. So be sure to shine as the nights draw in. Melanie Wilkinson
Photographs: David Newby for the Guardian. Styling: Melanie Wilkinson. Stylist’s assistant: Billie Brand. Makeup and nails: Lisa Stokes using Elemis and Essie. Hair: Shukeel Murtaza using Bumble and bumble. Models: Buffy at Mrs Robinson, Jesse at MP, Pam at Ugly, Maddie at Elite, Alessandra at Milk.