Adding Metallic to your wardrobe this season
made a comeback this season on the Spring/Summer 2011
You can wear any metal-inspired piece to make your outfit
on-trend. Mixing metals is no longer taboo, so don’t be afraid
to layer your metallic pieces.
Ways to add metallic to your wardrobe:
Wear a tailored copper or pewter blazer over any neutral skirt-
Gold adds value to dark brown
can be worn with no problem in the summer time, but stay away from “all
gold” outfit. Mix it with white or beige clothing to reduce the
glam effect. You can choose the simple way, add an gold accessory to your
outfit and you will definitely look glam. In the evening combine it with
black and with a
makeup and you will undoubtedly come out of anonymity wherever you are- Look
for metallic jackets. Think bomber jacket or blazer -- to amp up an
otherwise basic look. A liquid gold blazer over a black blouse, skinny black
jeans and black stilettos is sure to turn some heads. Limit yourself to this
one metallic so you don't create visual confusion for admiring onlookers.
Pull out your favorite black jacket and pair it with a goldtone or
silvertone skirt- Search boutiques and department stores for metallic
dresses -- you'll love the wide array of colors. Look for golds and silvers
for a classic approach, but feel free to try on a few colorful metallics,
too, in vibrant colors. Keep the rest of your look toned down and neutral to
avoid overdoing it -- competing with metallics just doesn't work. Wear your
hair in a
simple style like a slicked-back chignon, and opt for nude or black shoes.
Spice up your casual look with metallic leggings-One of the
latest fashion trends are the latex leggings. Latex leggings have been
inspired from the glam rock outfits and they are taking the fashion world by
storm. They are really great because they are tight around the legs
therefore making them stand out. Wear latex leggings with a long tunic, a
long, cropped T-shirt or a skirt that covers up your bottom.
They should be worn with ballet shoes, high heals and boots only. Avoid
wearing them with sneakers because you will look awkward.
head-to-toe bronze for an glittery evening out- Aim to subtly
sparkle rather than dazzle onlookers with an outfit that glares. Crucially,
the fact that head-to-toe metallic can make you look like an Oscar statuette
at best, and a foil-wrapped turkey at worst, be careful.
Go for a metallic clutch if you really want to keep the metallic
addition to your outfit as a barely-there nod to the trend. Opt for a belt,
though, as a not-too-intense focal point. Wrap your waist in metallicized
leather or an actual chain belt. Wear your belt over a black dress, black
tights and black heels for a major pop of shine. Pair a thin metallic belt
with jeans and a tucked-in cotton T-shirt for less drama and just as much
There’s a shade to suit almost every
and it’s an easy look, especially for evenings, when you’re not quite sure
whether the spring weather will hold.