Trend Alert: How to Wear Metallics

If you have been following fashion week all around the globe – from New York to Paris – you’ll know some of the latest and greatest trends. For those of you who don’t have time, don’t fret, i’ll post the top trends that emerged from the shows this week.

One street trend that is worth calling out is metallics. As they say, all that shimmers is gold. Forget the fact that it’s shown up all over the streets of NY and Paris, as well as the red carpet at so many award shows this year, it’s also a perfect segue into winter. There is nothing quite like shine and shimmer during the holidays, so it makes perfect sense. Personally, I’ve already picked up a few metallic shirts and sweaters, but i’m looking forward to seeing more.

I’ve got your guide on how to, and when to, wear your metallics, whether you’re wearing it to work, a casual Sunday morning or a special date night.


Work it Out


Looking to add some spice to your everyday work routine? Metallic is the trend for you. Pair a metallic dress, or a dress with some metallic accents, with a pair of solid pumps and a simple blazer for a perfect work look.

Valentino metallic dress. Similar here and here.
Black Blazer and Christian Louboutin pumps.


Sweater Weather



It is indeed sweater weather folks! A sweet metallic knit is a perfect addition to your wardrobe. In bronze, silver or black tones, they all work out really well. I’ve even linked to a patterned knit that is super cute. As long as it shines and shimmers, it’s good in my books.

Amanda Wakeley Metallic Knit. Similar here and here.
J Brand distressed jeans and ankle booties.


Skirts Galore



I told you how much I loved midi skirts for fall in this post AND I put it on my fall style guide, so you know I’m serious about a good midi. What do I love even more than a good midi? A midi that is pleated and made of luxe shimmery fabrics, of course. This is a very sleek look this fall and can be worn well into winter. I also love a fitted metallic mini for the season. Dress these pieces up for a date night, or a night on the town with the ladies.

Loewe metallic pleated midi skirt. Metallic mini herehere and here.
Saint Laurent fitted knit sweater and Givenchy Antigona purse.


She’s so clutch


OE_Saint_Laurent_Gold_Metallic_Shoulder_Bag_leather_mini_mockupThe best part of any outfit, in my very humble opinion, is a really good handbag. In fact, my handbag is usually the most expensive piece of my outfit and I treat it as an investment – more on that to come soon. A quality metallic clutch can take the ordinary into the extraordinary. Opt for a metallic clutch, instead of a full sized handbag, and pair it with your sassiest outfit for a night on the town.

Saint Laurent metallic shoulder bag. Similar here and here.
W.S. Studio black pleated mini skirt and black suede mary-janes.


Pump it up!


OE_CHARLOTTE_OLYMPIA_Monroe_metallic_leather_pumps_givency_leather_panel_leggings_mockup“The boots pumps were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do…one of these days these boots pumps are gonna walk all over you.” Wise words. Like the handbag, the shoes are a pertinent part of an outfit. Often times I plan my entire outfit around a pair of shoes – I pick the shoes first! A metallic pump is very versatile. It can be worn to work or for play, so have fun with this trend.

Charlotte Olympia gold metallic pumps. Similar here and here.
Givenchy panelled leggings and navy blue blouse.


What’s you’re favourite look or favourite way to wear metallics?