The key styling rule is to keep things simple. When wearing something metallic, let this item be the star of your outfit. You might also want to keep the following tips in mind:
1. Don’t go overboard with jewellery and opt for a plain bag.
2. Choose neutral metallics: shimmery creams, sparkly greys, shimmery bronzes and golds. These colours are eye-catching, yet elegant.
3. Don’t wear anything very short or low-cut – unless it’s Halloween and your theme is “star of a futuristic movie”.
4. Instead, pay attention to a good cut that suits your body shape. Metallics can be very unforgiving. In case of doubt, don’t buy.
I hope you have realized by now that metallics is a pretty awesome trend. Sure, they are not for the weak of heart. But at least no one would ever accuse you of being boring, and that’s the best reason to try it, right?
As pre-announced on Facebook, today’s post is all about how to wear the metallics trend for fall/winter season 2013/14.
The glitter of metal has been en vogue in spring 2012 already, and now it’s back with a breath of fresh air for the colder months! (Wait, do we really need more fresh air in winter?! Oh well, never mind.)
The materials are now thicker and more structured. You will find a lot of leather in gold and silver or fabric with a pattern made of metallized yarn. Also, metal mesh, chail-mail fabric or metallic chains are often used by designers. The pictures above from Paco Rabanne, Prada and Prouenza Schouler are just a few examples.
“Uhm, but I don’t want to look like a robot from 2130!”
Yes, I agree. That wouldn’t look very sexy.
There is a certain danger to styling metallics. Instead of super cool, you can also end up looking like the before mentioned robot or some funky Christmas ornament (not sure what is worse…).