Anything shiny and metallic is love and is in trend. From runways to street styles, this glary look is all over the place. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s time that you throw your shy shoes off and get your hands on this edgy trend.
Here are my five recommendations for beginners to make this high shine look a part of their everyday outfit.
1. START WITH ACCESSORIES AND FOOTWEAR
If you are testing the waters for the first time, there is no better way than to kick start with metallic accessories and footwear. Pairing your everyday basic outfit with shiny heels or a glittery clutch doesn’t even need an iota of convincing.
Day Look – Opt for a solid navy blue top and pair it with grey distressed denim along with silver pumps. Carry a silver handbag to add more glare.
Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Grey Skinny Fit Jeans
Complete the look by pairing this pair of jeans with silver sandals and a silver handbag.
Night Look – Glam up your night look by pairing a chic LBD with golden heels and statement earrings.
Shop at Myntra | MANGO A-Line Dress
Complete the look by pairing this dress with golden sandals and golden earrings.
2. WHEN IN DOUBT, LAYER IT UP
The famous phrase holds true in the case of metallics too. The best part about layering the outfit with a metallic piece is that if you want to tone down your outfit, you always have an option of removing that shiny layer.
Day Look – Simply throw on a green metallic jacket over your basic t-shirt and jeans combination. Add decent ankle-length boots to get going.
Shop at Myntra | ONLY Green Biker Jacket
Complete the look by pairing this jacket with black jeans and black boots.
Night Look – For your next invite, pair your decent white-top-black-pant combo with a metallic black sequinned jacket. Add a silver clutch to keep the shimmers up.
Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Black Embellished Jacket
Complete the look by pairing this jacket with black trousers and black bellies.
3. NEVER PAIR TWO METALLIC CLOTHES TOGETHER
Sporting trends is a great thing to do but avoid going overboard. Do not be a walking tinsel tree and never-ever wear two metallic clothes together; go for only one metallic clothing at a time. For example, if you’re wearing a pair of shiny culottes, go for a solid top and vice-versa.
Day Look – Opt for a chic solid grey tee and pair it with an edgy metallic blue skirt. Keep your footwear and accessories subtle.
Shop at Myntra | UCB Blue Flared Skirt
Complete the look by pairing this skirt with a white top and white shoes.
Night Look – Pair a golden top with a black pencil skirt for the next fun night. Don’t forget to complement yourself with metallic stilettos.
Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Golden Solid Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with a black skirt and golden sandals.
4. ALWAYS MIND THE PROPORTIONS
Proportions play a significant role in styling your metallic outfits. In simple terms, wear a metallic top if you want all the focus on your upper body and go for a shiny bottom if you feel the other way. In short, the metallic piece is going to get maximum attention. So, pick it wisely.
Day Look – A golden off-shoulder top paired with black jeggings can be a no-brainer and is the best option for a casual day look. Don’t forget to add sneakers for overall comfort.
Shop at Myntra | Forever 21 Golden Off-Shoulder Top
Complete the look by pairing this top with black jeggings and white sneakers.
Night Look – Pair a black sequinned pencil skirt with a basic white sleeveless top. Add a silver sling bag and statement earrings, and stay glammed up for the night.
Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Black Pencil Skirt
Complete the look by pairing this skirt with a white top and black bellies.
5. OPT FOR EARTHY METALLICS
Bright glittery shades scream attention. So, if you’re starting up and are not comfortable wearing intense bright colours, go for earthy metallics.
Metallic nudes attract the least amount of attention amongst the entire colour pallet.
Day Look – Go for a metallic green pencil skirt and pair it with a white floral halter neck top. Let sober block heels and a sling bag balance the outfit.
Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Green Pencil Skirt
Complete the look by pairing this skirt with a grey top and grey sandals.
Night Look – Pair a metallic olive pencil skirt with black sequinned top and stay chicer. Keep footwear and accessories basic.
Shop at Myntra | Dorothy Perkins Black Embellished Top
Complete the look by pairing this skirt with a black skirt and black bellies.
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by the author during Modstyl Internship Program and edited by Team Modstyl. The opinions expressed here are personal and bear no responsibility.