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Colorful Metallic Style

how to wear metallics
Sterling King $340

I am obsessed with metallic style: metallic jackets, metallic earrings, metallic sandals, metallic boots — you name it! My personal hunt for metallic boots started after watching Emily in Paris. The protagonist Emily Cooper, played by Lily Collins, struts her stuff in metallic boot after metallic boot. And it is fabulous! Before I jump into all my thoughts on metallic style, I must congratulate the costume and wardrobe department of Emily in Paris on their creativity and verve. As many of you know, I started my career as a costumer on TV shows. The only show that could draw me back to the 70-hour workweek would be a show with fashion as the protagonist. (As a side note, for those wanting to shop all of Emily Cooper’s style, you will love ShopYourTV.)

What is Metallic Style?

The word metallic is used to describe anything that resembles metal, so it’s often structured or “liquid” looking and always reflective or shiny. You are all well versed on the most popular metallics: silver and gold, but there are so many more great metallics out there. Metallic turquoise, pink, green, and purple are some of my favorite metallic colors you can find in fashion right now. Other words used to refer to metallic goodies are “electric” and “mirrored.” Besides the fictional Emily Cooper, someone who really embraces metallic style is Dua Lipa. One of my favorite Dua Lipa silver outfits is the silver fringe two-piece set that she paired with silver metallic boots for The Voice finale in 2019.

How To Wear Metallics

Metallic style is about fun! I’m often telling you to balance more exciting pieces with simpler items. Not this time! In fact, pairing metallic pieces with boring items looks lopsided and out of place. Instead, I want you to pair your metallics with bold prints and bright colors. I want maximalist jewelry.

Feel free to pair multiple metallic pieces of the same tone together as Dua Lipa did in her silver outfit. Metallic boots with metallic earrings is perfection, but metallic boots with the same matchy-matchy metallic jacket turns your night into a stage. Life is seriously more fun in metallic style.

Metallic Style For Beginners

Most of my clients and readers will not want to sport a metallic jacket, but you are intrigued, aren’t you? For my more conservative followers, try a metallic sandal or metallic earring to start. These beginning metallic pieces are perfect for a night out or a cocktail party. I promise it won’t be too much, in fact, it’s just a couple of notches up on the adventure meter from the metallic jewelry we put on you for dressy events. Have fun with it! Below are all of my favorite metallic pieces right now…

Retrofete Doss Dress – Metallic New Years Dress

metallic new years dress
Retrofete $595

For those planning ahead, this is the perfect metallic New Years dress. This dress is available at FWRD and Retrofete.

Sizing: XS-XL

Fabric Content: dress: 95% polyester, 5% spandex, lining: 100% polyester

Superdown Roxy Faux Metallic Leather Short

metallic style
Superdown $68

These metallic shorts are available at Revolve and Superdown.

Sizing: XXS-XL

Fabric Content: Self: 55% polyester, 45% polyurethane, lining: 100% polyester

Walter Baker Allison Metallic Leather Moto Jacket

how to wear metallics
Walter Baker $698

Sizing: XS-XL

Fabric Content: Leather, polyester lining

Talbots Gold Metallic Belt

metallic style
Talbots $64.50

Sizing: XS-XL

Material: 100% leather

Stuart Weitzman Aleena 50 Metallic Lilac Block Slide

how to wear metallic
Stuart Weitzman $450 $180

Sizing: 5-11M

Heel Height: 2.25″

Material: Leather upper, lining, and insole

Ieena for Mac Duggal One-Shoulder Metallic High/Low Gown

how to wear metallic
Ieena for Mac Duggal $358

This is another great option for a metallic New Years dress. It’s available at Nordstrom and Mac Duggal.

Sizing: 0-16

Fabric Content: 100% polyester

Naturalizer Vera Metallic Pink Heels

metallic outfit
Naturalizer $119.95

These metallic pink heels are available at Zappos, Nordstrom, and DSW.

Sizing: 4-13 Medium and Wide

Material: leather upper and synthetic lining with cushioned footbed

Maison Skorpios Adriana High-heel Metallic Turquoise Boots

how to wear metallics
Maison Skorpios $1,829.73

These metallic boots are available at Farfetch and Maison Skorpios.

Sizing: 36-42M

Heel Height: 3.5″

Material: Leather sole, goat leather lining

L’idee De Lux Gown

metallic new years dress
L’idee $499

You may remember this frock from my party dress reel on Instagram. This might be my favorite idea for a New Year’s metallic dress!

Sizing: XS-XL Runs very large. The xs is a size 6/8. Order 1-2 sizes down.

Fabric Content: 100% polyester

Sterling King Flashback Fold Drop Metallic Earrings

how to wear metallics
Sterling King $340

Sizing: 2″ drop; 1″ width

Material: Ceramic coating/sterling silver

Staud Nicolette Yellow Metallic Heels

metallic style
Staud $350 $245

Sizing: 35-42M

Heel Height: 2.5″

Material: 100% Goat Leather, Self: 75% Cow Leather, 25% ABS

Inez Mila

metallic outfit
Inez $358

These metallic boots are fabulous — and oh-so-comfortable! You can see me trying them on with my full commentary on Instagram.  VStyle readers get 15% off your next Inez purchase with code: vstyleblog15

Sizing: 6-10.5M

Heel Height: 2.8″

Material: Leather with rubber insert

Alexis Bittar Crumpled Metallic Gold Earrings

metallic style accessories
Alexis Bittar $175

These metallic earrings are available at Alexis Bittar and Neiman Marcus.

Sizing: 1.25″ x .625″

Material: 14k gold plated brass, surgical steel posts

Mia Esma Knotted Metallic Sandals

how to wear metallics
Mia $69.99 $39.99-49.99

These metallic sandals are available at Nordstrom, DSW and Zappos.

Sizing: 6-10M

Heel Height: 4″

Material: Synthetic upper, lining and sole

Intentionally Blank Tabatha Metallic Bootie

metallic style
Intentionally Blank $262 $121

Sizing: 36-41M

Heel Height: 2.5″

Material: Leather

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