Trends come and go, but some return year after year. This spring, metallics are making their way back into fashionistas’ closets everywhere, hearkening back to the shine and shimmer not seen since the 1970‘s Disco era. With a diverse range of styles, accessories, shoes, and handbags, finding ways to give your wardrobe a little extra sheen is easier than ever.
Metallics are a great way to infuse a dash of gleaming edginess into any chica’s look and they’re an easy substitute for the always eye-catching favorite, sequins. You can go for more tones like copper, bronze, silver, and gold or kick it up a notch with a gleaming splash of color.
You may think they only work on the red carpet or a runway. Not true. Metallics are a totally wearable trend for any woman, no matter the shape and size of her pocketbook—to get you started, here are a few of our favorite examples of one of spring’s hottest trends. So no more excuses—shine on!
Boden Casual Belt ($58)
Smart accessorizing can absolutely make an outfit. And if wearing metallics seems a little scary, starting small may be the best solution. Adding a belt or scarf to an all black, white, or tan look can add a touch of sheen, without going overboard. Think of it as metallic baby steps. This silver belt from Boden is the perfect addition to any look.
Elliott Lucca Bag ($98)
Always a favorite, handbags are one of the easiest ways to add the metallic trend to an outfit. Most women use a handbag anyway, why not add one with pizzaz? Styles range from the clutch, satchel, hobo, totes and shoulder bags. This Elliott Lucca bag is one that can be worn spring into the summer.
Limousine Metallic Flat ($44.95)
Who doesn’t love a pair of eye-catching shoes? Regardless of the style, metallic footwear can be seen as the root of an ensemble. Pair heels with a little black dress or flats with a tunic and leggings. These BC Footwear gold flats provide the shining touch!
Metallic Pleat Flippy Tunic Dress ($64.00)
We know that picking out a metallic-style dress can be a little challenging for some, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Taking a step outside of your comfort zone can be fun—and it’s a great way to build fashion confidence. This dress from TopShop is a little short, but it’s nothing a pair of leggings can’t take care of. Rock it long or short. You will stand out in a crowd, in a good way!
Military Zip Pocket Jacket ($199)
Metallic jackets and blazers can be fun for women of all ages. Replace that over-worn cardigan, with a copper metallic jacket. Even a fitted blazer can liven up a flowy spring dress. This MICHAEL Michael Kors jacket can be worn many different ways. It has a nice sheen without being too flashy. Now go sparkle!