All good things must come to an end. We’re packing our bathing suits in the bottom drawers and simplifying what pieces we can bring into fall while awaiting all the new trends to hit the stores. One trend in particular that I got a head start on is metals. The metallic trend derives from the late 70s to early 80s when Studio 54 was the hot spot to be seen in and fashion took a risqué turn full of metals, sequins and sparkle.
This metallic trend is really more of a very classic look, it’s so reinvented and nipped and tucked for this year, that the pieces are more accessible to give us room to play with them in a more versatile manner and wear them during the day, because once upon a time it was more of an evening look only.
My day look was very casual but at the same time made me feel fab. I mixed it with a basic top, that’s easy for layering and comfortable enough that I can run errands all day and still make it to date night without having to change outfits. Only problem is I love dressing up, so of course I updated my evening look with the next outfit I’ll touch base on. The day look nailed the Rock and roll edge with the 80’s kitsch when wearing my classic all- stars. It made for good balance because not only did I feel like a glamorous rock and roll princess, it also fell into the athleisure/glam trend that’s hot right now.
Now let’s talk about the evening. For a more tailored look using the trend, the best way to go about it is to not look so charged up when combining metals. Think less is more. Metals are done well when paired with neutrals. Black, Navy, Olive for hues of gold, copper and bronze. White, Creme, Grey for hues of silver, rose, and pearl metals. You can choose a pair of trousers, a maxi skirt, a slip dress or in my choice some disco shorts. When complimenting your outfit with minimalism, all eyes will be on your key piece. It works well for dinner, a night out with your closest girlfriends or dancing the night away.
When wearing metal Accessories more is more. Think in reverse. You can dress minimal from head to toe and layer Metallics anywhere you can. You can decorate your wrists with a medley of bangles or layer different links of necklaces to make your outfit that much more interesting. Always remember to have fun and don’t abide by fashion rules because the chicest way to exude being a fashionista is playing by your rules and developing your own personal style.
For outfit details read below.
Skirt – Zara
Shorts – BCBG ( similar option)