Metallic splash isn´t for the faint of heart but for the brave who wants to add a hint of glitter to an otherwise blah outfit. It quickly transforms a simple look into something edgy and ultra-trendy without needing much of accessory.
While metallic pieces have been for a long time a fashion stapple to some of our favorite stylish celebrities, it importantly did a comeback for pre-fall and fall 2012 trends. If you love to make things interesting by adding some metallic splash to your looks, here are some tips on how to do it.
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Wear Metallic Jacket with Colors
Couture designer Gustavo Lin´s principle in wearing metallic jacket is by toning the glitter with a complementary colored dress. The gold metallic boyfriend blazer worn by the model over a light green wrapped dress is stunning. The dress not only enhanced the metallic jacket, it also complemented the color and absorbed some of its bling. You can complete the look with a pair of gold metallic pointed toe pumps, or you can go for nude or light yellow sexy heels.
Wear Metallic Shorts With Black
I really adore this pair of Naples Shorts by Diane von Furstenberg because once worn with all black, top and platform pumps, looks very trendy and sophisticated. The metallic splash floats out because of its black background. Give your top a soft tuck to show more of the shorts, after all it´s the center of your look, and to elongate your legs.
Wear Metallic Leggings with Sweater
Elle Macpherson was spotted in Sydney, Australia looking youthful and on-trend with metallic leggings, gray sweater and black pumps outfit. If the weather is warm, you can swap the wool sweater with a cotton asymmetrical long-sleeved top in color that jibe with the color of your leggings. Finish the look with statement pumps or with the street superstar, wedge sneakers.
Wear Metallic Blouse to Work
I´m a firm believer that career-driven fashionistas can subtly inject the trends to their work outfits. If you want to add some metallic splash to your professional wardrobe, there are two ways you can safely do it. First, go for a metallic long-sleeved blouse to team with your powerful black pencil skirt. Add a buckled leather belt and leopard print pumps or, if you prefer more classic, black heels. Second, you can create an all black or neutral-colored professional looking combo and add a pair of metallic pumps. You wear the trend while being respectable.
Now your turn … What do you think of the metallic splash trend? How do you add some glitter to your looks?