This trend may seem a little too much, but it is the holiday season - the time to go all out and make a statement with your wardrobe. I for one cannot imagine all those holiday parties one has to attend at the end of the year without a little bit of sparkle. And it seems that designers totally agree since they packed the runways with gold, silver & bronze shades covering everything from matching separates to business suits, from outerwear to glamorous ball gowns. Get inspired by Paco Rabanne's futuristic take on the metallic trend and pair matching separates if you are ready to make a statement or take a queue from Giles and wear the most fabulous evening gown to the next party. However, if you are not that brave but still want to try the heavy metal trend, you can bet on a metallic sweater, as seen at Antonio Marras & Barbara Bui, and pair it with neutral pieces to tone it down. You will look festive & chic!
How to wear the heavy metal trend?
When it comes to incorporating the metallic trend into your wardrobe, you have two options: either you want to make a statement and wear metallic pieces from head-to-toe or you chose one metallic piece and pair it with neutral/solid pieces to tone it down. The former would be the perfect party look, while the latter is perfect for every day looks. Whichever you chose keep the accessories minimal - jewelry is not needed when you wear metallic pieces!
The first outfit is perfect for all those casual days when you don't feel like dressing up but still want to look chic. A metallic sweater and a pair of jeans skew casual chic and if you want to make it more interesting add a suede leather jacket and suede ankle boots in the same color palette as your sweater. Complete the look with a gold accessories: a large tote, sunglasses, a chunky watch and a pair of stud earrings will be more than enough.
The second outfit skews business chic. I chose a white/silver/gray color palette for this look and this gorgeous flared skirt as my inspirational piece. To keep it business I paired it down with a white button up blouse and a matching tailored blazer. As for the accessories, I went for gray & silver: a large bag, a pair of gray pumps and silver jewelry - a pair of stud earrings, a chunky watch and a crown ring will suffice. Complete the look with subtle metallic lids, red lips & a matching manicure.
Last but not least is the evening outfit, perfect for date night or a fancy cocktail party. I chose this beautiful bronze mini dress as my inspirational piece and paired it down with black pieces. Add a leather trench coat to keep you warm, black suede pumps to play around with the different textures, a black & gold box clutch and one piece of statement jewelry. I chose a simple pair of earrings and a knuckle ring as the statement piece. Complete the look with neutral makeup & a bronze manicure. For more information & details about the looks please visit my polyvore account or my pinterest boards. Thank you for reading.