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Fashionista NOW: How To Wear Metallic For Fall Fashion Inspiration

Credit | Deasy Tantra

How to wear the metallic trend without looking like you just returned from the future?

Besides the use of color to rejuvenate your wardrobe, why not try the metallic color trend to give spruce up your look this season?

Somebody somewhere mentions that metallic (silver) is the new nude and that it can be approached as that of a neutral canvas color. While I do think that in a way that it may be treated as such especially for the adventurous lot but a conservative dresser would find a glittery shoe or a dress pretty out there.

Although the metallic color trend was celebrated earlier in spring and in a post I’d written on what to wear for Valentine’s, there is no reason not to ease it into your fall or winter wardrobes.

The cool light-reflecting silver is especially perfect for the cooler seasons. In fact, Roland Alzate, a Filipino fashion designer has just recently showcased his collection of 70s-inspired metallic jumpsuits and long dresses at the Malaysia Fashion Week, revealing the versatility of the flashy fabric. Let’s also acknowledge that unlike matte solid colors, a metallic finish has a unique way of punctuating a look with an touch of iridescent sheen.

To find out how to best wear the metallic trend in a stylish and understated manner, scroll on down for a treat:

metallic pleated midi skirt | Lotta Leben

Wear a pleated midi skirt in metallic silver to brighten up a completely all-black look. Just the same, except in the opposite spectrum, the black colored separates, bags and shoes help to anchor the look down.

metallic skirt | Shelly Pan

Instead of cool silver, opt for a rustic gold metallic skirt, also rendered in pleats to go with pinstriped top, a burgundy bag and a patterned heel for an autumn-friendly outfit iteration.

metallic skirt | Theresa O.

Layer a gray top over a mini metallic skirt that is then layered over black tapered jeans. The peek of metallic transforms this pretty casual look.

metallic boots | Floortje Van Cooten

If the only wear you’d wear metallic is through an accent feature in a wardrobe, do it through footwear. Wear ankle boots in dark silver metallic with an almost all-black garb that’s topped off with a wild leopard print coat.

metallic heels | Yentl Van der Zee

Here’s another wearable way to wear a metallic heel – in an outfit that is made of black, gray and white.

metallic lace-up shoes | Sandra Bendre

A lace-up shoe in metallic can be worn with a casual top-and-denim combo in gray and blue. A blush pink coat thrown over the casual ensemble injects a feminine feel and dress up the look a little bit.

Cool affordable metallic shoes I’m eyeballing on Boohoo, and yes, they are all in the form of flats as I’m practical like that:

Metallic flats

[ millie metallic skater ] [ metallic slip-on flats ] [ t-bar metallic flats ]

Bomber jacket in blush metallic (also available in gray), crop jacket and a turtleneck sweater in rustic metallic that will easily be part of any chic party wardrobe:

Metal toppers

[ metallic crop jacket ] [ metallic bomber jacket ] [ metallic turtleneck ]

High neck bodycon dress and shift dress in eye-catching metallic for a dressy evening out or a fancy gala dinner:

Metallic dresses

[ sequin shift dress ] [ floral high-neck bodycon dress ]

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If you’d like something closer to home, I highly recommend these awesome metallic shoes from Zalora (below). Aren’t they gorgeous? I am so into the studded metallic sneakers! What about you?

Metallic kickers

[ metallic penny loafers ] [ silver studded lace-up sneakers ] [ high top metallic sneakers ] [ metallic platform sneakers ]

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MORE metallic-accented outfit ideas for your perusal:

metallic

| creative set designed by Rachel Faith

Metallic and Ready for winter

| creative set designed by apple-pies-blue-skies

Metallic

| creative set designed by jyzhao

Silver in November...

| creative set designed by Una Mirada A Tu Armario

Like any of the metallic looks shared here? How would you approach the metallic trend in your wardrobe this season? Share below!

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