Along with sequins and glitzy embellishments, metallics — whether in the form of an A-line skirt, a silk tee or any number of closet basics — are just one of those things that make your after-hours attire stand out and feel ready to partay. But why reserve these personality-packed pieces solely for GNO or festivals? If the runway has anything to say about it, you should be rockin’ these high-shine style essentials all day, every day. Whether you decide to jazz up your look with accessories or turn heads with a statement-making jacket, there are plenty of ways to capture this scene-stealing trend. Keep reading for five effortless ways to rock metallics right now.
How to Wear a Metallic Bomber Jacket
Your closet’s piece de resistance all summer and fall long? An athleisure-approved bomber jacket. Add this silvery number to your lineup stat, then proceed to style alongside a simple t-shirt dress, fresh sneakers and a trend-right half-moon bag for a concert in the park or an outdoor art market.
Zara Short Zipped Bomber Jacket ($50) + Warehouse Patchwork Print T-Shirt Dress ($80), Kaanas San Rafael Sneakers ($119), Whistles Bay Mini Buckle Satchel ($280), The Horse Silver/Powder Blue Band Watch ($119), Capital Eyewear Chloe Confetti Tortoise ($145)
How to Wear Metallic Shoes
Fly under the radar while still making a statement with gilded slingback court shoes that are straight-up #goals. Team them with cropped denim and a bell-sleeve blouse for just the right balance of sophisticated and casually cool. Round out the look with a glam skinny scarf and top-handle satchel, and prepare to make tongues wag when you strut your stuff into Sunday morning brunch.
Topshop Gina Slingback Shoes ($130) + Madewell Calaveras Jean Jacket ($118), H&M Wide-Sleeved Cotton Blouse ($30), Current/Elliott The Kick Cropped Mid-Rise Flared Jeans ($230), Camelia Roma Leather Handbag ($100), Express Floral Print Long Skinny Scarf ($15)
How to Wear Metallic Culottes
Lay your favorite pair of denim to rest and branch out come the weekend by rocking a pair of metallic pleated culottes for errand running and lunch out on the terrace. Dress down these on-the-town-approved bottoms with a conversation-starting tee, then up the ante on your outfit with scene-stealing shades, a chic tote and ear jackets that read cool girl in training.
Topshop Metallic Pleat Trousers ($60), Need Supply Wave Tee ($48), ASOS Switch It Up Heels ($62), Pixie Market Ring Mini Leather Bucket Bag ($129), Le Specs Porthole Embellished Round-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($40), Noir Jewelry Gold-Tone Opal Earrings ($32)
How to Wear a Metallic Skirt
Whether you’re headed to the office or after-work drinks, this golden A-line skirt is always a sure thing. While it can easily be worn on a night out with a silk cami and next-level heels, it works around the clock to keep your style on top of its game. Pop it on with a striped button-down for extra polish, then have fun on the accessories front, choosing add-ons with Insta-worthy appeal (might we suggest an embellished crossbody and glitzy gold cuff?).
Warehouse Metallic Leather Skirt ($347) + Topshop Tall Simple Mix Stripe Shirt ($65), Madewell The Willa Wooden-Heel Sandal ($158), Elizabeth Cole Jayden Gold-Plated Swarovski Crystal Cuff ($59), Zara Metallic Beaded Crossbody Bag ($40)
How to Wear a Metallic Top
A day spent strolling along the seaside and sipping rosé on a rooftop terrace call for flowy high-waisted shorts and a metallic top, of course. This effortless getup is all about carefree summer feels with an unexpected twist. A wide-brimmed hat brings a subtle element of playfulness and practicality to the look, while details like a leather wrap necklace and cork flatform sandals ground the outfit in boho babe territory.
Zara Metallic Crop Top ($20) + Topshop Blush Palm Print Shorts ($60), Call It Spring Fromiri Black Lace Up Sandals ($65), Luiny Leather Tie Bolo Necklace ($90), Whistles Wide Brim Sun Hat ($95), Clare V. Flat Clutch ($215)
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