15 Brit-Approved Ways to Wear Silver and Gold
We’ve been known to not shy away from shiny things here at Brit + Co. From gold dipped ceramics to chic sequins earrings, we love a pop of metallic in our lives. But speaking style-wise, just a glimmer of shimmer won’t do. Full-blown metallics are everywhere these days, creating a seriously eye-catching trend that’s not for the faint of heart. Check out these 15 Brit-approved ways to work silver and gold into your wardrobe.
1. Denham Dress with Metallic Geo-Tribal Print ($250): This relaxed-fit gold dress is an easy way to break into the metallic trend. A tarnished finish and playful tribal pattern are perfectly balanced by a burnout finish on the back.
3. Shimmered Clipped Dot Blouse ($98): Silver polka dots? Count us in! Flecks of metallic fiber add undeniable glamour to this chiffon blouse.
4. Jovonnista Metallic Shorts ($40): Show your legs some metallic love with these hot, high-waisted blue shorts. Pair ’em with a short sweater and opaque tights to get a charming look.
5. Metallic Oil Slick Cardigan ($68): This sparkly cardigan is quite versatile, not to mention, totally fabulous! Toss it over a cute jean jumper for a great day look (who knew jean and sequin looked so good together?) or wear it over a white, chiffon blouse and tapered trousers for a killer evening outfit.
6. Hailey Woven Skirt ($88): This classic woven skirt is amped up to awesome levels thanks to this metallic finish. The intensity is mild, which means it’s totally work appropriate. Score!
7. Goldie Metallic Blazer ($68): We’re in love with the subtle sheen on this fitted blazer. Mid-length sleeves and a split back vent make it even more effortlessly chic. And why wouldn’t you rock it with the matching pants?
8. Deco Sequin Petite Tank ($168): Gold sequins looks like a dream sewn onto that chocolatey bronze top. The square pieces create a pretty scalloped pattern that gets more dramatic the deeper it goes.
9. Chaser Beatrix Velvet Track Pant ($196): Yes, these velvety track pants are quite intense. But when paired with just the right kind of tops, they become terrifically tamed. In our opinion, NastyGal aced the styling on this one: wear ‘em with a basic jersey tee, an oversized cardigan and scarf, and a pair of suede, teal pumps.
10. Illuminated Tee ($88): If we had to choose the ultimate metallic tee (there are a lot out there), this might be our pick. Slightly slouchy, yet cut to form, this is the top that will definitely take you places.
11. Kimono in Metallic ($63): Toss this bold gold kimono over any tank top or tee to add some serious shine to your outfit. It looks amazing over a similarly silky black blouse or maxi dress.
13. Vero Moda Fringed Metallic Insert Jersey Top ($50): How flirty is this fringe top? With a neckline dipped in shimmering gold and lined with long, draping fringe, it’s a really fun way to dress up for cocktail hour with the girls.
15. Bronze Age Dress ($518): This ultra luxe bronze cocktail dress would be a stunner at any formal event. A floral, Art Deco pattern and thick black straps totally make us swoon. But the best part? It has side pockets!
Are you in on the metallic trend? How do you incorporate silver and gold pieces into your everyday looks? Talk to us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)