Ever put on an outfit then stand there and stare at the mirror thinking “This is missing something” but you aren’t sure what?
A shiny pop of silver or gold might be just what you need to add excitement to an otherwise simple everyday outfit. I always think an outfit is more interesting if it has a cohesive yet unexpected element. Something that makes it special and lends it stand out from the crowd and that is EXACTLY what a a little unexpected shine can do for your look.
Traditionally, shimmery, shiny pieces are reserved for nighttime or the holidays but this fall, gold and silver will be shining all day long. Although you might not intrinsically know how to wear metallics at 10 in the morning, all it takes is a few styling tips and a little practice.
Mixing metallics can seem intimidating at first, kind of like mixing prints. The most important thing to remember is that less is more. You’ll want to start with one statement metallic piece, and then add touches of other metals in your accessories. And by accessories I mean bags and shoes- when rocking metallics go easy on the jewelry.
The key is finding ways to dress down glitzier items with more casual daytime pieces. You can take a sequin skirt from holiday-party-uniform to model-off-duty cool instantly by pairing it with a band tee, leather jacket and combat boots, jeans a t-shirt can be elevated by adding a metallic boot and handbag, and a metallic moto jacket could be just what you need to liven up that everyday office trousers and blouse look.
No matter what your personal style- from edgy to uber feminine or effortlessly boho- try reworking some of your go-to everyday looks this season by adding in metallics. I promise it will breath new life into an old standby.
What I’m Wearing: Vintage Jacket | Ulla Johnson Blouse | Thrifted Skirt from StilettosandSinCity | Vintage Belt | Donald Pliner Rivie Sling Back Booties | TOPSHOP Bag |
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