Master the Metallics

Monday, March 3, 2014


Happy Monday! Today I'm collaborating with the sweetest blogger Samantha of Starring Samantha to show you how we style metallics! This is a trend than can be difficult to style outside of a formal event, so we're here to provide some tips on how to conquer it more casually.

Check out Samantha's blog for more photos of her look!





Charlotte Russe metallic bustier | Zara faux leather jacket | Forever 21 skirt & heels

From DVF to Dolce & Gabbana, metallics were seen all over the runway this season. Metallic pieces are great for adding some punch to an outfit, whether you are spending a casual day in town or heading out to a party. If you're not ready to throw on that statement piece, here are some ideas for embracing the trend with subtlety. 

Play down the metallic effect. For my look, I styled a dark purple metallic bustier with an all black look. The color creates a quieter effect than a completely silver or gold material. While Samantha's skirt is silver, it has a darker background color peeking behind the print that breaks up the boldness. With both techniques, we are able to wear metallics almost anywhere!

Pair your statement piece with simple colors and details. By pairing my bustier with a completely black look, I not only highlight the statement piece, but also keep it from looking too busy. I find that a leather jacket usually has a way of completing an outfit. Here, it brings my bustier to a more casual level. Likewise, Samantha paired her metallic skirt with pastel blue and black. This is a great way to transition metallics into spring as well.

Let me know in the comments below if you're embracing the metallic trend! Thanks for stopping by, and I'll talk to you soon! P.S. - Notice anything different about my hair?

29 comments

  1. Loving the look! You look gorg and that hair suits you so well!

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    1. Thanks so much! I needed a change haha.

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  2. That top is so wonderful and sexy on you lovely you! Great look :)

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  3. Great outfits, you look stunning ! xoxo

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    1. No problem, I love it! Thanks for your sweet comment :)

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  5. Love this look!! The metallic top looks perfect with that skirt and jacket! Those shoes are to die for!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I usually don't wear metallics but I definitely want to try it out more often!

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  6. You both look amazing in metallic color ! Love your metallic bustier <3

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I will check out your blog!!

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  7. I love your top!! And I have the same heels!

    xx,
    www.mellowyellowblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Melanie! You have good taste haha.

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  8. Wow - this is such a perfect look! I think I need that crop-top in my life.

    Loving your blog! x

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    1. Thanks so much!! Checking out yours now! :)

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  9. WOOW I love the metallic bralet, so pretty! And the two outfits are great ♥

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    2. Thank you! I absolutely love your style :)

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  10. Super pretty! Love this look and LOVE your new hair!! So chic!

    xo freshfizzle

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    1. Thanks so much!! I was a bit hesitant but I just went for it haha

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  11. Love the metallic trend and especially how you styled it! I also like to wear metallic pieces for casual occasions by balancing out the overall look with simpler and basic pieces.

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  12. Your shoes are so beautiful......i need to find a pair. Perfect outfit :)

    Sara-May
    Wild Love Style

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