Adding metallics to your wardrobe might seem a little daunting, a little out there, even a little risky, but be rest assured, when done correctly this look will help you stand out for all the right reasons. This distinctive look requires a little forethought, unless you want to end up looking like a space cowboy. There are a few simple rules to abide by if you’re tempted to try out this latest trend:
- Pair with neutrals- a pair of plain coloured jeans or a classic tee
- Stick to silver and grey if you’re a little nervous about this trend
- Select a single item and build your look around it
- Avoid wearing it from head to toe
- Avoid over accessorising
It’s an old saying, but one that is nevertheless true for its wisdom, that the first thing someone notices about you is your shoes, and your footwear is the easiest way to introduce that subtle hint of metallic. Keeping it casual, we’ve opted for these offerings from Moncler, Hogan and Y-3. You can pair these with jeans or add them to your sports-luxe ensemble.
Moncler are famed for their relaxed urban aesthetic and here have chosen subtle monochrome hues of metallic, with contrasting stripes for a polished look. While Hogan combine a smooth silhouette with leather and suede finishes; using the metallic silver to create a stunning finish. Then there’s Y-3, a brand that is synonymous with luxury sportswear, who have combined flawless style with comfort in their boxing trainers, which feature their signature three stripe design and include a metallic woven thread.
Metallics needn’t be in your face, or glaringly shiny, instead opt for a more subtle sheen. Bomber jackets are all the rage this season, and Alpha Industries are experts at creating stylish functional pieces. Their signature MA-1 bomber has been their calling card since their inception in the 1950’s. No other jacket is quite so versatile as the bomber, and is a piece that perfectly chimes with a variety of causal and smart looks. Alternatively, Stone Island present this slim-cut crinkled over-shirt, inspired by traditional military pieces. This is a light-weight option for your outwear, and perfect for the oncoming summer season.
Try adding a touch of the wow factor to otherwise simple wardrobe staples. Here, True Religion have gone for a gold metallic on black, with the iconic horse-shoe symbol dripping gold, whereas Moschino, known for their exuberant designs, have opted for stunning silver foil on black for a more adventurous look. Alternatively, Versus Versace have chosen to emboss this black fabric bomber with a silver lion’s head. However, if you are going to opt for a spectacular top half, be sure to keep the rest of your ensemble plain and simple.
The often forgotten aspect when dressing is the humble accessory, but take note, accessories can make or break an outfit, so pay careful attention to ensure that your accessories complement your outfit rather than over powering it. The key is to remember that less is more.
To inject some character into your look try incorporating a statement belt; with enough boldness to make a stylish statement, but subtle enough to not be too in your face, simply style these with denims and a plain tee. Or, to add instant cool to your ensemble, sunglasses is a fail-safe measure; Super by RetroSuperFuture are pros in creating timeless, cutting-edge designs that can instantly give your look that contemporary edge. And formal attire needn’t miss out on a touch of bling, using cuff-links can take your outfit from 0 to 100 effortlessly.
However you want to rock this look, even if you’re brave enough to go for head to toe metallics, send us your pictures. We’d love to share them on our page!