Like skinny jeans and oversized bags, metallics are fast becoming a modern classic. Whether sequined, beaded, or lamé, these shining shades are shedding some light on the nature of today’s glamour: wearable, day-to-night styles that are as good at multitasking as the women they adorn.
Naturally in their element at after-dark soirées, metallic hues are perfect for nights out and formal gatherings. A sophisticated alternative to classic black, a silver or gold Rachel Roy or LaROK LUXE cocktail dress deserves a place in every woman’s wardrobe. If that’s too much shine for your taste, a shimmery cardigan from VPL by Victoria Bartlett or Alice + Olivia can transform even the most basic of outfits into a fête-worthy affair.
These days, there’s no need to shelve your sparkles once the night is over. To shine by day (and not look as if you’re still in last night’s gear), keep it casual and coordinated. Downplay a metallic dress by foregoing jewelry and opting for easygoing Jeffry Campbell flats and neutral layers, or carry gilded sweaters and tops into day by pairing them with tailored J Brand jeans or cords.