Every week stylist and fashion writer Sarita Morales will be on hand to tell you about the trends you’ll want to be wearing this season and how to wear them. This week she’s talking about Metallics…
If the thought of summer metallics gives you visions of glamazon party outfits and ghetto fabulous dancers in music videos then keep on reading as the way we wear metallics is changing.
Gone are the days when these pieces are pulled out solely for special occasions or Saturday nights out as we’re not talking full on glitz anymore, the new way to do metallics is toned down, subtle and as day wear.
The SS12 catwalks were jam packed with this trend with Chanel, Givenchy, Giles and Marc Jacobs all getting involved but it was Balmain who showed us how to mix our golds and silvers with our day wear.
Now don’t let this freak you out as we’re not telling you to head to your local news agents in a gold tracksuit, quite the opposite actually this trend is about taking simple, classic, daytime pieces and swapping them for metallic alternatives.
The best part of introducing metallics into your wardrobe is that they instantly inject a bit of glamour.
Be it in the shape of a knit, pleated midi, fitted blazer or even a pair of high tops. The colour and texture will make your outfit feel that little bit more special.
Apart from with a tan, this is how we will be wearing metallics this summer
1. Metallic pieces love denim and leather, they are the ultimate match. Take inspiration from the SS12 Balmain show and mix a foil effect gold skirt with a slouchy denim shirt.
2. Don’t be scared of the trend. Treat a pair of gold jeans as you would your normal blue jeans and a silver pair of
high tops as you would your trusty Converse. Once you start to view them as normal pieces they will become easier to wear.
3. Stick to delicate jewellery. Metallics make a significant impact alone so don’t over do it. Layer trinket necklaces, thin bangles and dainty rings for a dressed down feel.
4. Stick to one metallic item per outfit. Try summers ‘it’ pieces: Lazer cut skirts, Peplum tops and oversized knits.
5. Metallics love a contrast. Pair an elegant gold midi skirt with a pair of high tops and rock tee or layer a distressed denim dress with a metallic knit and watch your look come together.
Lastly, if you can’t quite see yourself in the mirror for all the reflections… you’ve gone one step too far.