Accessories Report

Metallic accessories and clothing have shone in the fashion world in recent years. From shiny leggings to sequin dresses to embellished shoes— these slightly futuristic pieces have made their way into the closets of Fashionistas/os everywhere. As style stars on campus have illustrated, to rock the metallic trend does not mean that you have to look like a spaceman! A little metallic detail, when approached in moderation, can be simple, chic and just a bit of fun.

This Fashionista truly shows us how to rock the metallic trend in a subtle and shining way. She dons a pair of sandals with eye-catching gold elements. Her shoes (a strappy pair with a neutral, cognac base and a large gold detail on the ankle) offer a perfect mix of basic and metal-inspired tones. The shoes combine to make an accessory that is unique and fashionable, but manages also to be a bit understated.

Our Fashionista pairs her golden shoes with a number of classic pieces. Her outfit consists of black leggings, an essential black knit top and a covet-worthy floral kimono. She also wears a sparkling gold watch, which recalls the detail in her shoes and ties the look together flawlessly. The outfit as a whole translates as effortless and simply stylish.

To adopt this Fashionista’s subtle grasp on all things metallic, you have a number of options! Shoes are a perfect means of adding silver or gold touches to an otherwise neutral color palette. Try a pair of strapped sandals with metallic buckling for an accessory that is not only sparkling, but also basic enough to go with a number of ensembles. To carry out a more daring fashion move, grab a pair of heels that are completely metallic. Be sure to pair these with otherwise subdued pieces to avoid looking overly futuristic! Bags are also a great means of incorporating a bit of metallic detail to your look. A purse accented with silver, gold or bronze makes for a lovely, but not overwhelming accessory.

No matter your accessory choice, a bit of metallic will surely help your style star shine a bit brighter!

Spotted: The designers at Dolce&Gabbana incorporated metallic accessories such as earrings and headbands in their spring 2014 ready-to-wear collection. They paired these pieces with floral and architectural prints for a collection that was Greek-inspired and ever-so-chic.


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