This trend has been a huge hit throughout the summer and we’re seeing it for fall and winter on the runways with Coach, Diesel, Paco Rabanne and more! The thing about runway and analyzing couture brands, though, is always wearability. How am I going to make that work for me in an average daily setting? I find it easiest to break it down into individual pieces, rather than the overwhelming impact of the entire trend.
Metallic pants or trousers is easily the most popular way I’ve seen this trend worn and it's incredibly easy to DIY! I recently made my own with a thrifted pair of jeans, silver screen printing ink and a foam brush. I needed two jars, a flat surface and some patience, but the entire project took maybe an hour (not including dry time between coats). I'm styling them with classic button ups like our Viviana Top or a fitted tank like our Cassidy top. Complete the look with a bold boot and some chunky jewelry.
If you wanna spice it up a bit you could go for a mini skirt, we have the Alix skirt out now. I love a mini paired with an oversized chunky knit and the dressy feel of the metallic silver is a great contrast for cozy casuals like our Kari Sweater or Eliza Sweater. I'd wear either look with a knee high boot and baseball cap combo.
Metallic tops are kind of a classic now, if you remember the chokehold rhinestone tanks had on us last year over the summer and through the holidays. I would update that look by avoiding the rhinestone texture and going with a liquid metal vibe like our Tilla bodysuit. The sleek smooth fit is more futuristic and plays into the gorp-core trend that started this past summer and will likely influence the next few trend seasons. Paired with cargo pants or baggy jeans, the look walks the line of casual and dressy.
Of course the easiest way to try out metallics would be with accessories; handbags, shoes and phone cases are all a fun and accessible way to play into the trend. Don't be afraid to play with texture, mixing metals and paring dressy and casual pieces together. There's no wrong way to style the trend.