Making Metallics More Accessible for Spring
Within the realms of fashion, metallics are most often associated with the festive winter months: reflective fabrics for the annual Christmas parties and shimmery, sequin dresses to catch the light of New Year’s fireworks. Because the holidays only come once a year, we take advantage of the opportunity to dress a little more ostentatiously than we usually do. I was thinking about it the other day, though, and I realized what a shame it is to confine an entire color scheme to one month of the year! Though they can be flashy, metallics are a foolproof method to elevating any neutral color palette.
I found the silver, fan-pleated skirt above at H&M before running into a matching pair of chrome kitten heels at Zara. With such a successful sartorial pairing, I figured I might as well scout out some matching earrings. I returned to H&M and bought a pair of silver statement earrings and a white lace camisole to tone down the dazzle. I painted my nails with a glittery American Apparel nail polish (no longer sold, but I linked a similar bottle below).
For a more dressed down look, try silver block heels with black jeans and a similar white camisole. It’s a modern twist on an elegantly simple, night-out ensemble! I’m also loving silver chokers and disconnected hoop earrings! If you’re going for gold, stick to pairing it with warmer hues (such as orange or red), or tropical patterned pieces (another current trend obsession of mine)!
Photos by Forrest Culotta